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A while back here How can I enable internet sharing without using the gui or apple script on snow leopard? I asked if any one knows how to enable Internet sharing without using GUI or apple script, I still have that problem but I thought this one should be easier, I want to be able to SSH into my machine but sure enough I can't go to the "sharing" pane in the Preferences (It crashes). How can I start sshd?

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I think that the issue to look into solving is why the Sharing preference pane is crashing. Does the system.log tell you anything useful? –  kmm Apr 28 '11 at 21:53
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You can enable SSH from the Terminal with:

sudo launchctl load -w /System/Library/LaunchDaemons/ssh.plist

(note that you need to run this as an admin, and it'll ask for your admin password, which won't echo as you type.)

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Here's the command to start VNC sharing -- not SSH, but perhaps it will help you (be sure to replace the password with your own!):

sudo /System/Library/CoreServices/RemoteManagement/ARDAgent.app/Contents/Resources/kickstart -activate -configure -access -on -clientopts -setvnclegacy -vnclegacy yes -clientopts -setvncpw -vncpw PutYourOwnPasswordHere -restart -agent -privs -all

Then you should be able to log in using a VNC client with the password you specified.

Here's the command to stop sharing:

sudo /System/Library/CoreServices/RemoteManagement/ARDAgent.app/Contents/Resources/kickstart -deactivate -configure -access -off

Note that the Sharing pane will NOT show that sharing is active when you turn it on this way via the command line!

Source: http://technotes.twosmallcoins.com/?p=279

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Wow! @Austin that works, thank you, do you happen to know tho answer to my original question too? apple.stackexchange.com/questions/11855/… –  Ali Apr 30 '11 at 3:50
    
I took a crack at it. Hope it helps! –  Austin May 2 '11 at 6:48
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