I have installed Ubuntu 12.04.3 on one of my old computers in order to use it as a web server. I installed openssh. Ive installed webmin but cant access it. Matter of fact I cannot remotely connect to the server at all after setting up ssh (without keys at this point).This is my first time doing something like this so sorry for the lack of info and my newb skills, but any other pointers/tips links to guides are very welcome!
I have set up a root password and also I have allowed password access.
I have a network connection (it is static to a reserved ip), i can wget etc. i have already ran "apt-get install -f" and all the necessary packages are installed for webmin. Ive configured port forwarding like so:
http tcp 80 80 ssh tcp 22 22 ftp tcp/udp 21 21
all with the local ip of my server (10.0.0.10)
So now I'm still not able to connect to the server with ftp or ssh. if i go to the ip port 80 in a browser it just keeps tying to load something (so isn't this a sign of life maybe?). If i access using the local ip from inside my network it goes to the "It Works" default page. I also can access webmin using local ip.
Using canyouseeme.org I found out that port 22 and 80 are both visible and not blocked, port 21 came back as connection refused.
I found my answer and answered my question below.