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

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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 ...
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Why does this cause Mac OSX to print over SSH?

While screwing around and breaking things I came across these stupid commands (if executed in order it causes what I got): cd / && cat vmlinuz cd /boot/ && cat init* It causes ...
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How do SSH sessions work with iTerm?

When I use PuTTY on Windows, if I SSH to some server and launch a script there, closing the PuTTY window stops the script. (so I typically use screen to avoid that) When I use iTerm on Mac OS X, if I ...
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Enable screensharing via SSH and setting password

I am trying to enable VNC (Screen Sharing) on my Mac running OS X Yosemite I have been able to run this command sudo launchctl load -w /System/Library/LaunchDaemons/com.apple.screensharing.plist ...
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Blocking incoming hostile traffic dynamically with PF and fail2ban on OS X

The bigger picture is that I am trying to dynamically block/unblock IPs using fail2ban 0.8.14. I have been following an old guide for OS 10.5 with doesn’t include PF. I think I’ve configured ...
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Configuring `fail2ban`

I’ve noticed some attempts to log into my Mac via SSH: 30/07/2015 13:30:59.274 sshd[52991]: error: PAM: authentication error for root from 59.47.0.150 via 192.168.1.68 30/07/2015 13:31:00.217 ...
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Alt[Option] key not working as meta when ssh a linux server from Mac

I use emacs on my Mac locally, I'm also using iTerm2 as the terminal tool. By setting the 'Preferences--> Profiles-->Keys--> Left option key acts as +Esc'. I can use the left alt key as meta if I ...
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Can't use machine name to login using SSH anymore on Yosemite, how to fix?

from yesterday I have noticed that I can't connect via SSH to my OS X's SSH server anymore using the following command: User-MBP:~ user$ ssh user@user-mbp user is the user on the server, user-mbp is ...
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How do I 'pause' in a .command-script?

I want to create a .command-script on Mac, to execute a series of commands on a remote server using SSH. My script looks something like this: ssh user@domain.com cd /var/www/website/ git pull ...
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How do I set up SSH to open a single application?

iMac 7,1 running OSX 10.10.3 Dell Inspiron 740, running Windows 7 Home Premium My aging mother has a Windows PC and a Mac, which she prefers using. Sometimes my dad is using the Mac, so she's stuck ...
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How to open GUI applications on remote machine logged in via SSH on OS X

I am logging into a remote Fedora 12 machine via SSH. I have enabled X11 forwarding by passing -X parameter to ssh. I also tried trusted forwarding with -Y. Both of them fail with (gedit:3711): ...
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SSH configration periodically gets overwritten and lost in yosemite

On Yosemite 10.10.3 my ssh configuration "~/.ssh/config" for hosts and keys will always get lost and gets overwritten with only this one line UserKnownHostsFile="/Users/user/.ssh/known_hosts" I ...
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rsync error: connection unexpectedly closed

I'm trying to backup some folders on an ubuntu server to an external G-Drive, connected through thunderbolt to my iMac, in this manner: $ time nohup sh -c 'rsync -avz myuser@myserver:/home/user/ ...
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Web and outbound ssh stopped working but ping and other network services work

Our home iMac running 10.6 suddenly stopped loading web pages. Also when trying to do a secure shell login to another host in Terminal.app it gives the error ssh: connect to host [hostname] port 22: ...
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how to SSH to my UNIX box?

I have installed 2 SSH clients on my iPad Air2 running iOS 8.3 and no matter what I do, it won't connect. The iPad just can't see the servers (I have 2). I didn't even get the username prompt. I've ...
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Why does mDNSResponder make Ansible run slowly?

I upgraded my OS to OS X 10.10.4, which swaps discoveryd for mDNSResponder. My Ansible playbooks, which previously ran normally, now run incredibly slowly - tasks that took seconds previously now take ...
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Stop keychain proposing to save my ssh passphrase

This is a minor inconvenience, but the security consequences could be problematic. I prefer to be prompted for my SSH key passphrase when I make a connection to remote systems, in order to minimise ...
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Alternative for `fail2ban` on my server running OS X 10.6.8

I have dedicated my old MacBook as a home server. It runs, among other stuff, the following services: Webserver (Apache, PHP, MySQL) i.e. OwnCloud/WebDAV Torrent client SSH server VPN Some game ...
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Mac Not Saving Passphrase for SSH Keys

I have tried everything for my passphrase to be saved for my SSH keys so that when I restart, I don't have to run any "ssh-add" command. I have tried: Saving my key in ~/.ssh Saving my key in ...
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Browsers looking at OSX Server default website always uses ssh which creates problems

Just installed OS X Server 4.1 (on Yosemite) for local network website development. Browsers pointed at served webpages all seem to default to using SSL which is annoying because a certificate error ...
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Mac OS X Recovery Mode - Headless Access?

I have a Macbook Pro, which unfortunately the screen has died on. External displays do not work either. I can normally ssh and screenshare into the mac fine, but now need to repair the internal HD. ...
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Can I SSH into my Mac from an iPhone over Wi-Fi LAN with no connection to the internet?

I want to use ssh to get into my mac from an iPhone over Wi-Fi LAN with no connection to the internet. I want to do this to get access to the command line (for playing with programming related stuff) ...
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Unable to complete ssh connection and open shell on server

I'm trying both the native OpenSSH (appears to be OpenSSH_6.2p2) which comes with Yosemite to connect to several Ubuntu servers. In the past few days it almost never works, but I installed putty which ...
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Yosemite: ssh slow to connect when using DNS alias

Since updating to Yosemite, ssh from my Mac to a DNS alias takes about 7-8 seconds. I've observed the following on multiple Macs running Yosemite. Assume I have a host name alpha, and a DNS alias to ...
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WakeOnLan not working from MacBook Air

I have installed wakeonlan using MacPorts, but I can't get it to work over WiFi. I can, however, use ssh from my MacBook to log in to another machine in the network over WiFi (an Ubuntu OS system) ...
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Disabling password saving for certificates

I work in a HIPAA environment where we purposefully put passwords on our certificates. However, when connecting to one of our servers via SSH, it seems keychain is 'remembering' the password between ...
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SSH private key password never removed with Keychain/ssh-agent

I have an SSH private key with password, and I'm able to add it to KeyChain/ssh-agent and have the password automatically used without having to enter it. Now I'd like to add one more thing: I want ...
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How do I keep an ssh tunnel alive using launchd?

I would like to keep an ssh tunnel alive. Below is my launch agent plist file but it only keeps the tunnel up for a day or two at the most. I'm using OS X 10.10.3. <?xml version="1.0" ...
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Cannot access user files with root using osxfuse

I mounted external server via sshfs root@example.com but I cannot access user files (ie someuser:somegroup) that have no permissions set for other (ie drwx--x--x. 17 graphica:graphica foldername). ...
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How do I enable logging for ssh log in attempts?

I have enabled remote logins via SSH on my Mac. But how do I enable logging of all log in attempts? And where is the log? My /etc/sshd_config has this content: # Logging SyslogFacility AUTHPRIV
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Change background of terminal based on host

Is there a way I can have my terminal dynamically change covers based on the host I am on? For example, the default background (as determined by terminal profile) is black. Maybe there is another ...
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Setup MacBook to accept ARD traffic over SSH?

How to access Apple Remote Desktop (ARD) via VNC-over-SSH? asks how to tunnel ARD traffic over SSH. But the answer provided does not detail the steps required to do so. Would some please provide the ...
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Yosemite X11 forwarding: display lost after a while

I connect my Yosemite 10.10.2 Mac to a Debian 3.2.65-1+deb7u2 box through X11 (version XQuartz 2.7.7 (xorg-server 1.15.2)). I use ssh -A 192.168.1.19 to connect to the Debian box. At the ...
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emond keeps me locked out of my server via SSH

I've been grappling with emond (and maybe afctl) all afternoon, and I'm trying to figure out how to fix this. Basically, I'm trying to SSH into my Mac Mini server (10.9.5 with Server 3.2.2) but I keep ...
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How to configure keep alive using Serverauditor (or any other tool)

I use the Serverauditor app to connect to a remote unix machine. However a period of inactivity the connection is dropped. I think this is because keep alive is not configured. Can this be configured ...
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SSH from different Wifi network?

I'm currently at college (living away from home) and my iPod Touch is at home. Its jailbroken and has OpenSSH installed through Saurik's Cydia repo. Is there any way I can SSH to get a theme file that ...
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Log into the desktop remotely and automatically

I have an OSX machine I'm trying to automatically run applications on remotely via SSH. Everything works great, as long as the user is already logged into the computer. If I log out, or reboot the ...
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How can I access the keychain remotely from the command line?

I am storing various passwords (e.g. for remote email servers) in my keychain. From the command line, when logged in locally, I can retrieve these via: security unlock-keychain ...
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Is it possible to change the SSH_AUTH_SOCK path?

I would like to have the ssh-agent socket inside my home directory, but currently it is created inside /private/tmp. I see that the agent is managed though launchctl and this plist: ...
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Mac Terminal won't accept £ in ssh password?

I have an issue where I'm trying to ssh into the root account of a firewall from my Mac. I'm on the same network as the firewall. ssh root@1.2.3.4 I'm then asked for my password which contains the ...
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Backspace over SSH shows ^?

I'm trying to use vim to SSH in terminal on my Macbook. All the solutions I found were for PuTTY, but I'm using terminal. Someone said to add this to my vimrc but that did not work: stty erase ^? ...
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How to unfreeze terminal when SSH connection dies?

I"m using Mac 10.9.5 with bash shell. Occasionally when I ssh into another machine and then the connection dies (e.g. the Internet goes down or I move to a new location), the terminal window with the ...
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SSH rejecting key file with extended attributes

In my .ssh/ directory, when running $ ssh-add dev Permissions 0755 for 'dev' are too open. But looking at the dev file $ ls -lF dev -rw-------@ 1 me staff 1675 Feb 3 09:37 dev The @ at the ...
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Terminal displays directory of previous SSH location even when not running SSH

I am using the terminal app to ssh and when I do, it conveniently tells me (at the very top) what and where I am logged into for example: user@computer:/home/user/directory/ and so forth. However, ...
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How to send 'Insert' via SSH from Macbook Pro Terminal to 'Vim' on Linux?

I have used the Terminal app on my OS X Yosemite Macbook Pro to SSH to a Linux machine. I have opened "vim" text editor, and want to send the "insert" keypress via SSH to vim, to start editing. ...