The Vector Light box shares its IP with another laptop
Please describe how your network is set up, as in: do you have a DSL/Cable modem connected to a multi-port hub or some other configuration?
--> [Router: standard 4 port wired + wireless (not used)]
--> [Vector Light: Static Wired LAN IP: 192.168.1.10]
--> [WinXP Laptop: Static Wired LAN IP: 192.168.1.11]
All ports are forward correctly.
If I boot up my Vector Light box, log in (through desktop or terminal), try to SSH to this same Vector Light box by using its LAN or WAN address, my connection attempt times out.
If I try something like:
The SSH will work with the localhost addresses. LAN or WAN addresses don't. This applies to me using other machines to SSH to this Vector Light box as well, but obviously its not the same machine in those cases, so localhost doesn't apply.
This entire problem goes away once I force a reconnect to the wired network through the desktop WICD Network Manager (or wicd-client).
Hope this helps. Does sound like a firewall issue to me the more I think about it. When I get home tonight I'm going to reboot and take a look at "iptables --list" and see how it's configured right after a boot. Hopefully it will say the policies are rejected so I can just figure out how to change the stored boot settings or find out what is setting them every time VL boots up.