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Given Ubuntu 12.10 running in VirtualBox on a Windows 7 host, is there a way to set up a terminal such that the terminal is running on Windows but connects to Ubuntu by telnet/SSH/whatever?

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Download Putty, it's a client which handles ssh/telnet/whatewer:) and try to connect to your ubuntu ip address with ssh on port 22.

If that won't work install sshd server on ubuntu (in console): apt-get install openssh-server

And try putty again.

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Okay I've installed Putty and openssh-server and rebooted the virtual machine, ifconfig says inet addr:10.0.2.15 and I'm trying to connect to that with SSH on port 22, but the connection times out. What am I missing? – rwallace Dec 3 '12 at 0:32
    
Check if sshd is running ps aux | grep ssh, if it's listening on port 22 netstat -l -n -p | grep ssh and if there are some firewall rules iptables -L -n. – week Dec 3 '12 at 0:58
    
It seems sshd is running, there are no firewall rules, and the netstat output contains lines with 0.0.0.0:22 and :::22 before the word LISTEN, so that all checks out? – rwallace Dec 3 '12 at 1:25
    
Is ping responding ok? – week Dec 3 '12 at 1:26
    
No, ping 10.0.2.15 from Windows times out. – rwallace Dec 3 '12 at 1:35

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