On Ubuntu, I was able to connect to another server using "places". Is there anything like that in Mac OS X?


In Finder, choose Go > Connect To Server (command+K) and type in the URL or IP for the server (including the protocol if not afp).

  • I usually connect using putty on Windows. Is this the same? Because its rejecting my login.
    – Strawberry
    Mar 9 '11 at 4:49
  • What protocol is it using? It should accept it as long as it supports the connection.
    – ughoavgfhw
    Mar 9 '11 at 4:54
  • I dont know if "connection type" is the same as protocol, but it says SSH.
    – Strawberry
    Mar 9 '11 at 5:12
  • Finder does not directly support SSH connections. See this question for methods of enabling ssh through Finder, consider purchasing a separate application to connect to the server, or just use the command line.
    – ughoavgfhw
    Mar 9 '11 at 5:18
  • i think i'll learn to use command line
    – Strawberry
    Mar 9 '11 at 5:42

The application I would call the most "PuTTY-like" in MacOSX is JellyFiSSH. OSX has a native terminal application, and you can go on ahead and use it for all command line work, but JellyFiSSH has a lot of nice helpers like saving "bookmarks" for connections, bookmark grouping, tunnel management, and more.

It does NOT, support auto-discovery. I don't know what Ubuntu's "Place" looks like, so I cannot distinctly comment. However, you emntion SSH, and you mention PuTTY, so I'm going to recommend JellyFiSSH. It's a great helper application to an otherwise daunting command line task.

JellyFiSSH (Homepage). App Store ($3)

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