Out of ideas. attempted to add some logging. will try one more time with that to test a theory... but yeah. err. what?
lockdown baby : )
EDIT: Nope. tried a whole bunch of variations in an attempt to either start dropbear or test it was running or make a log....
Nmap scan report for ktdb (192.168.15.244)
Host is up (0.014s latency).
All 1000 scanned ports on ktdb (192.168.15.244) are closed