A network protocol that allows data to be exchanged using a secure channel between two networked devices

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How do I reload an OS X “bash” user-environment

I think that I want to ask How do I reload an OS X bash user-environment But damnit Jim ; I'm a software engineer not a sysadmin The Goal I want Jenkins started as a Daemon on El Capitan I want ...
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How do I create user accounts from the Terminal in Mac OS X 10.11?

I would like to be able to create new users in Mac OS X 10.11 remotely after ssh'ing into the machine. On Mountain Lion, these steps were listed. Running dscl . -create /Users/joeadmin dscl . ...
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Batch Job Scheduler

This might be weird to ask, since in all these years I've never used a Mac as a "remote scheduler", but this is what I need now. Can you recommend a batch job scheduler? What I need is to login via ...
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How to use SSH keys and disable password authentication

I'm trying to access a Mac remotely (I do have physical access to this Mac) through SSH from a Linux client computer. My goal is to access this Mac from outside the network. Port forwarding is set up ...
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SOCKS5 Proxy for only specific IP addresses without authentication

I need to connect to a specific proxy server for only specific IP addresses. I've managed to configure everything with proxyfier. However I only have the trial version. I've read much about ssh ...
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OS X (El Capitan) Terminal Fn-Up and Fn-Down stop working as Page Up and Page Down

I've identified a strange "state" my Terminal program seems to get into. It doesn't happen on all tabs -- right now, one tap can Page Up/Down properly, and another one can't. When I open a new ...
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SSH access using .pub key

I don't know if I'm overthinking this too much but I can't seem to understand how to use a ssh public key to create an ssh connection trough my mac. I'll list my steps bellow: First created the ...
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How can I create a user that can login through SSH but not on the local desktop in MacOS X El Capitan?

I would like to have a user account in my MacOS X El Capitan system which is limited to login through SSH. I do not want that user to be able to use the system through any other means, especially not ...
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How to upgrade brew ssh after recent client exploit?

I'm running OS X El Capitan 10.11.1 Since the recently discovered SSH client exploit mentioned here I wanted to take action to secure myself. In the process I noticed I'm using Apple's ssh and not ...
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Restricting remote user to a single directory in 10.11

I need to confine remotely logged in users to stay in 1 directory only, so I would thought I should attack this problem via SFTP or SSH, so I asked in Restrict sftp user to a single directory in El ...
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Restrict sftp user to a single directory in El Capitan

Searched the web for quite some time and still can't find a solution. Is it even possible at all to restrict ssh user to a single directory in 10.11? I have set up an user account via System ...
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SSH Local Port Binding Not Working in Browser

I am trying to use SSH for port forwarding. No purpose, I just want to make it work as a learning experience. I have run the following command: ssh -L 9030:google.com:80 pi I expected it to forward ...
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Start Terminal in AppleScript

At work I'm overseeing several users who use MacBooks to connect to our enterprise environment. One of our vendors has an old server which users access via ssh. I've created an Automator workflow to ...
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Why the different results for ping? Or why is the Time Capsule getting involved?

I'm setting up a bash script network monitor at the core of which I am using ping. When a host is down, I get the standard host is unreachable, usually. But on one box it seems to be getting a ...
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Bash history is not remembered in Terminal

My Bash history is remembered when I connect to my Mac via SSH, use iTerm2 or launch bash in the built-in Terminal app (every command I typed in bash is saved) but is not when I just use the built-in ...
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Loading User LaunchAgent Successfully

I have created a Plist file to replace an Xinetd process that I used successfully in Windows (Cygwin) and Linux to stream an imapd connection from a remote server via ssh on a port on the localhost. ...
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Sending F5 keystroke using iPad Pro Smart Keyboard

I have got an iPad Pro that I am using with Apple Smart Keyboard. I want to use it to write latex file using Vim editor. I use Vim in a server which I connect to through SSH using an application ...
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How to manually add ssh key to keychain?

In the past year I've been using dsa keys to access several remote machines. On one of these machine, dsa keys have been deprecated so I simply switched to rsa. In doing so it seems that my key is not ...
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Can't ssh into another mac on same network, wrong password

I've got two macs on my home network, both are enabled for Remote Login. From mac1 I open terminal and enter "ssh mac2.local". I am prompted for the password but the when I try the password I use ...
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Get notified by notification centre when someone ssh's into my computer?

I know that if I open Terminal and I type inwho, it shows who is logged in and at what time, etc. However, I am not going to be at Terminal all day and keep typing who. So, I would like a notification ...
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Second password for SSH-only access

TL;DR: I want to have a simple password to unlock my computer with physical access and a complex password to connect over ssh. This, using the same account. I'm looking for a solution to manage ...
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Tunneling ssh via ssh with foxyproxy

I'm tunneling over ssh with this command (under El Captain) ssh -D port_number -N -C myusername@server.url and enable foxyproxy on the browser. Everything seems to work just fine on the browser. ...
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Safe to change permissions/ACLs for `~/.ssh/known_hosts`?

My initial problem: I am using git with SSH for authentication. Each time I push/pull, I get The authenticity of the host […] can’t be established, and after confirming to trust the host, I can ...
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SSH keys added using “ssh-add -c” not prompting for confirmation

Using OS X 10.11.1 I'm hoping to run a setup where my SSH keys are adding using ssh-add -c and when the ssh agent is requested to use a particular key I receive a dialog asking for permissions (i.e. ...
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Prevent terminal tabs from auto-renaming

I like to name my tabs when I'm using Terminal so I can keep track of what's inside of them. I do this using the inspector. Unfortunately, whenever I ssh into a machine, my tabs get renamed. Is ...
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How to trap ssh breakin attempts on El Capitan

Previous to El Capitan one could use pfctl and /etc/pf.conf to "trap" the ip addresses of sites attempting to break into a server using brute force attacks producing 100's of attempts per second. The ...
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Any concerns in upgrading to El Capitan over Chrome Remote Desktop?

So I'm about ready to upgrade my mac (which is on the other side of the United States) to El Capitan. I'll only have access to the computer via Chrome Remote Desktop and SSH while this happens. Has ...
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Conflict with my Mac user won't let me connect to my site's FTP

I realize this may be a weird thing to ask and that it doesn't make much sense, so I will clarify the issue here. It is a very bizarre issue that I do not understand why is happening and I do not know ...
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Use Terminal.app to ssh to multiple hosts

Is there any app or "trick" to use Terminal to mirror commands to different ssh hosts (clusters, usually)? I do not want to use another terminal application. EDIT: sorry but the revision from ...
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Accessing Time Capsule as a Network Drive?

I have a setup with an Apple Airport Extreme 2TB Time Capsule and a Mac Mini running OS X Server. I've configured users on the server such that users can ssh into the device. I'm going to be having ...
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How can I block ssh brute force attempts in OS X 10.11?

My system running OS X 10.11 is constantly getting hammered by failed ssh login attempts by bots. I'm using a secure password and the root account isn't accessible via ssh, but even so it's still a ...
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How can I close an ssh tunnel?

I have opened an ssh tunnel with lucas-MacBook-Pro:~ donbeo$ ssh -D 8080 -f -C -q -N donbeo@149.157.140.64 How can I close it now?
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How do I access sshd log messages that are in system.log with /usr/bin/syslog?

I am aware that messages on OS X are usually logged in the ASL database which then (based on asl.conf) are also written into files like /var/log/system.log Based on this comment I tried (and failed) ...
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Rsync error after a period of syncing (error in rsync protocol data stream)

I am trying to use a standard rsync via ssh between a local Macbook Pro and a remote linux based machine (WD MyCloud). There is no problem initialising it, but after syncing for a while I always get ...
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SSH disconnects after successful connection after pressing any key

I am working with a new macbook pro with OS X Yosemite 10.10.5. I have had the problem described below since my very first ssh connection attempt at the terminal a couple of weeks ago. Since then, I ...
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OS X 10.10 default username and password?

Is there a default username/password for brand new OS X installs that have yet to go through the initial setup process? I have several headless macs already racked, but no display set up for them, ...
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Using ipad with keyboard – viable as ssh terminal for development?

Currently I'm using a macbook pro as my development machine. My workflow basically consists of logging in to an ec2 instance via ssh and there working on the shell using emacs. I wonder if the same ...
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how to add a ssh directory in finder?

I have a linux computer and I can access to it trough the terminal with the command: ssh account_name@123.117.140.61 Now I am trying to access to the folders in that computer trough finder using the ...
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ZSH Slow - Calls sh and env multiple times on every command

My ZSH (tried both brew and included version) is slow. Even on calling simple ls command, it takes about 500ms to complete. And I noticed that on the title bar, it says sh and env couple of times ...
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How can I run a script automatically when changing Location?

When I change Location (via System Preferences -> Network or  -> Location), I would like to be able to run a bash script (specifically, an ssh call to start a SOCKS proxy session). Is that possible, ...
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Determine the Mac’s RSA key fingerprint

When starting a ssh session to a remote Mac, I get a message like this: The authenticity of host '201.33.2.107 (201.33.2.107)' can't be established.RSA key fingerprint is ...
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Move .ssh folder from /var/root/

I tried to set up a ssh key for easily logging into the server which is hosting my website : ssh-keygen -t dsa -b 1024. The keys (public and private) have been saved in /var/root/.ssh which I dont ...
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Disable StrictHostKeyChecking in ssh

I am trying to connect to a Linux host using ssh and get the following error RSA host key for 10.1.1.20 has changed and you have requested strict checking. I would like to override this, but can't ...
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How to Create a VPN server on an iPhone or join another machine to a LAN via the web

Is it possible to create a VPN server on an iPhone so that I can connect to it with Linux box and bring the Linux box onto the iPhone’s LAN? I’ve been looking all day and everything available for iOS ...
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SSH-Keygen Fingerprint and SSH giving fingerprints with lots of letters and numbers

At the advice of another SE member (I'm cross posting here). I've been using SSH and public key crypto for a few months. I've run into a new problem with my install of the newest public beta of OS X, ...
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Add permanent Allow rule to Firewall without “Allow signed content…”

I'm working on an OS X 10.5 PowerMac machine. I want to add a permanent Allow rule for an updated OpenSSH server located at /usr/local/sbin/sshd. I have a firewall rule for it in the Firewall App, but ...
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What is the user name associated with the Guest Account?

I'm trying to clamp down SSH access to a OS X 10.5 machine. Its a PowerMac used for testing software under the PowerPC. SSH servers have a "Deny" configuration option that allows us to explicitly ...
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Enable remote management remotely on a mac

I am trying to use remote desktop to send a script to all Macs on my network that creates an additional admin account and hides it. I am trying to do this using Apple Remote Desktop. However most of ...
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Logging for SSHD when started from Launchd with `-d` option?

I'm working on OS X 10.8.5, fully patched. I have an updated OpenSSH server installed in /usr/local/sbin listening on port 1522. Connection attempts result in ssh_exchange_identification: Connection ...
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Permanently disable Apple's OpenSSH?

I have an older OS X 10.5 PowerMac (PowerPC) that needs to be online for testing software under the processor. It needs to be online because others want to use it for testing, too. I've updated ...