When I try to connect from a remote machine to my one at home
using ssh I get the error message "ssh: connect to host 188.8.131.52 port
22: Connection refused" -- but using ssh in the outgoing direction (i.e.
from home to the remote location) works fine. Any suggestions as to how
to troubleshoot this?
I looked at your IP to see what kind of router you had.
It appears to be supplied by your ISP, because telnet showed:
Sawtooth Technologies, LLC Stevenson, WA Unauthorized Access is Prohibited
98.10.20-0 For Service Call +1 509 427-4865
Sawtooth Technologies Ether 184.108.40.206 PL/DHGL/109201/ELG 220.127.116.11
So you may need to call them to get the password or to forward port 22