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There are several things to check.

  1. You should check your firewall configuration. If the machines are blocking connections on the service ports, then you will not be able to connect.

  2. The machines need to be running a service for each of the things you're trying to run. Firefox will connect to a web server - so you'll need Apache, or one of the other web servers, running on the machine you're trying to browse, and for ssh, you'll need to ensure the server end of the connection is running sshd.

You can test these services by trying to connect to the localhost service, either point Firefox at 'localhost', or try to 'ssh localhost' and see what the results say.

These are only troubleshooting steps, they're not a solution. They may help you find out what's going wrong, though.