My overarching goal is to get a website and custom-built server live running on a box I have in my basement. This is a learning exercise for me.
So, I have debian installed on a VM, in bridge mode. Although this apparently doesn't matter, I have ports 22 and 80 forwarded to the VM and I verified with my ISP that these ports are open. I only mention it because ssh doesn't seem to be working either.
When I try to ping it, it sends the packets but it receives no response. I am stuck. I'm also somewhat new to linux. That is to say, I've only done school programming projects on it. I can't find an answer that works for me, at least not yet.
Recap: running VM in bridged mode, to which the router assigns a static ip. On the external computer, I type $ ping debianserver@. When I just try to ping just the public ipv6 address, the router refuses the connection, but when I try with the name of the computer (debianserver), it sends packets but does not receive any.
Thanks for your time and help in advance!