I have had a Debian Lenny (5.0) server since 2008 ot 2009. She has always been working well, and I have her configured to connect to the internet and she has been doing so for a long time.
The strange part is that when trying to connect to my domain's IP address now, it will take 2+ minutes, and then when it says "Password" it will NOT take any passwords for any accounts. I am unable to get ssh to accept the passwords, even though they work if I use my internal address (192.xxx.xx.17): Which lwads me to believe that I either have a problem with SSH/the ssh server or something else, maybe I have been locked out somehow from the internet.
I have been reading up on this, and cannot seem to be able to fix this problem, and even then, lenny is End of Life, so upgrade tries have been attempted and failed.....Is there anything I can do to fix this? I KNOW all my passwords work, just not wne connecting to my outside IP.
If anyone needs any further information, please let me know, and I will provide it.