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

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SSH Aliases in Finder

I have a feeling this is a new bug in macOS, but could also be to do with some misconfiguration on my machine. As this worked until recently. I'm on macOS 10.15.7 (19H2). I use the Finder's Connect ...
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Passwordless SSH between MacOS and MacOS not working

I know there are many tutorials, including instructions on this forum but I find that SSH still asks me for a password. Here is what I tried on the local machine: ssh-keygen -t rsa # ...
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Has Catalina broken the logging into external machines?

So I've been trying to login to servers and MySQL databases recently and it seems that they all come back with either no error or no connection available errors, and I'm wondering how exactly one ...
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Remote desktop into iMac while someone is on a separate account?

I'm using an iMac 21.5-Inch (Late 2015). I have a son who has a full-time job, and his only option is to use our iMac. Is there a way to remote desktop into my account while he's on his? If so, can I ...
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Can you provide further input after running one script over SSH in iOS

I have a Linux server that can be accessed through SSH. I'm using the iOS shortcuts app to try and run scripts over SSH. If I try to do a Linux command like sudo apt-get install package, the shortcuts ...
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SSH Bypass Google 2FA When On The Same Network

Because of a few different applications I need to use, I need to be able to bypass Google's 2 Factor Authentication pam.d module when an SSH connection is coming from the same network. There is very ...
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How can I remember the SSH key password on a remote system that SSH's into a second remote system?

I have three systems: New MBP (Catalina) Old MBP (El Capitan) Raspberry Pi (Raspbian Buster) I want to SSH from the New MBP to the Old MBP, and then SSH from the Old MBP to the Raspberry Pi. My ...
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Enable Remote Management through terminal only works when I manually click off and on?

I am able to turn the Remote Management on. But it doesn't work. For it to work the only way is i have to turn it off(after i used terminal command to turn it on) and turn it back again by checking ...
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Hidden user cannot login

I have a hidden user on my neighbours MacBook pro which I user to manage some scripts for backing up his huge media library, he is a music producer and is technically challenged I used the sudo dscl . ...
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Unable to forward the ssh cert.pub to access the target machine via bastion

I have a vault setup, which basically uses the signed ssh pub keys to connect to the bastion and the target machines. After creating a signed id_rsa-cert.pub file, I will be using it like " ssh -...
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redirect safari traffic through ssh

Hi I'm following this tutorial to redirect safari traffic through ssh, https://helpdesk.eoas.ubc.ca/kb/articles/how-to-ssh-tunnel-a-connection-using-macos which is first ssh -D 8080 -N user@address ...
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SSH not working after macOS 10.15.6 update

I am experiencing a timeout connection error when using ssh from my MacBook to connect to an external server. The problem started immediately after having updated to macOS 10.15.6. I could connect ...
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Log in to a monitor-less Mac over the network

Is it possible to share the screen OR remotely ssh login to a Mac that has no user logged in, i.e. it's sitting on the login screen after power-on/restart? The Mac in question uses macOS 10.15.6(ish). ...
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Properly close/unmount an sshfs volume that was already disconnected?

After using sshfs like this: sshfs johndoe@example.com:/home/johndoe/somedir ~/mnt/foo Then /home/johndoe/somedir on the remote machine becomes over SSH through ~/mnt/foo on my local machine. Now ...
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Whats the correct way to reboot a Mac which is managed by Apple Remote Desktop?

I have a headless 2012 Mac Mini running macOS Catalina which is managed with Apple Remote Desktop and ssh by my other MacBooks (running macOS Mojave). The problem is that when I need to reboot the ...
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How can I use ssh -X on macOS Catalina? [Warning: untrusted X11 forwarding setup failed: xauth key data not generated]

How do I get ssh -X working on macOS Catalina (10.15)? ssh -X linux_host works from another linux machine. On a fresh install of macOS Catalina, I have installed MacPorts and xorg_server. However, ssh ...
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Simultaneous remoting onto the same physical memory address.(no Windows multipoint)

So, I have my Jailbroken Iphone 10x running sftp AS the host to my Windows 10 laptop. Within the sftp shell on the iphone: #sftp @[my.laptop.remote.ip] sftp> put -r / /my/remote/directory/...
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Port Forwarding an SSH Connection on macOS

I have been trying to use SSH over the internet to connect to a few different computer on my network. Unfortunately, it only seems to work on the computer that is set to the forwarded port of 22 (ssh ...
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Add a user that only has access to computer via ssh

I'd like to have a user on my local computer to only have access via ssh. I don't want (don't need) this user to have the ability to login in to the laptop as a standard user. The only purpose for ...
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Unwanted dash (“-”) in implicit ProxyCommand from ProxyJump

Intro When open an ssh URL scheme (ssh://[host]), the Terminal app will be launched to handle the request, and ssh is launched without a shell. Symptom In my case, if the host is configured to use ...
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hide files With certain extension when mounting a directory

When working on a remote Linux desktop, I am often finding myself mounting the remote folder to look up the outputs on my mac: umount -f /Volumes/somename mkdir /Volumes/somename sshfs -o volname=...
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How to keep connections alive on ssh MacOS Catalina?

I am trying to keep connections alive to my university server. It keeps disconnecting after 2-3 minutes of inactivity and it gets very frustrating to keep relogging in. I tried many things online but ...
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For a Mac OS user, is there a way to configure the shell to refuse any input whatsoever, beyond an SSH connection?

I am reasonably familiar with the implementation of SSH tunnelling (forward and reverse) for the purpose of creating a secure conduit by which insecure protocols (eg: VNC) can be carried. On Mac OS, I ...
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Connecting to remote MAC via SSH tunnelling over VPN

From my laptop, I am trying to open remote desktop in server2: This is how it looks like: my-mac-laptop -> vpn. ---> server1(redhat) -> server2(mac-server) <-...
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ssh: Identity not Loaded from Keychain at Startup

I have configured a host in my ~/.ssh/config like this Host pptest IdentityFile ~/.ssh/id_rsa_test_2048_pp UseKeychain yes AddKeysToAgent yes This key has a passphrase on it. As was my understanding,...
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Cannot connect to my remote IP address without a reboot, multiple pieces of software affected

I just recently switched back to Mac OS after using a Windows 10 machine for a year. I have noticed an issue that existed with my previous Macbook Pro, and is now plaguing my new machine. I have a ...
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Mount a network (netatalk) AFP volume using a public key instead of an SSH login password?

My Linux server does not allow SSH login with password because I have /etc/ssh/sshd_config with "PasswordAuthentication no". I'm not going to be allowed to change that. It's fine and convenient for ...
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Allow ssh-keygen-wrapper to access “System Events” for all users in the same computer

When I run my AppleScript in a remote mode, I get this message in an user where the script runs: “sshd-keygen-wrapper“ wants access to control “System Events“. Allowing control will provide access to ...
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Giving camera access to tmux or ssh

I have a couple of executables that I need to call, and within them some OpenCV functions are called, requiring camera access. If I run the executable locally on Terminal from my machine, everything ...
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Is there a way to forcibly boot on a USB bootable device on a Mac?

I got an old iMac 21.5" (mid 2010) which I don't know yet if the graphic card is dead or if it's overall dead so I thought it would make sens to create a bootable USB drive running the latest OS ...
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Merge audio and video in a monitored folder

I want to create a script on mac that monitors a folder and merge the video and the audio. But if file01 exists (previous merge file) I want it to create file02 and if this one exists I want it to ...
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Copy/Cut and Paste from VIM inside Terminal

I am able to copy/cut and paste from the terminal using the mac clipboard. However, when I am inside VIM, over SSH, this feature doesn't seem to work. The options are greyed out. Copy Special is ...
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ssh root@192.168.1.1 Abort trap: 6 / MacOS / Catalina / SafeNet

After upgrading from Mojave to Catalina I have the error while using ssh with /Library/Frameworks/eToken.framework/Versions/Current/libeToken.dylib : Process: ssh [5944] Path: ...
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Freeware includes ssh terminal and file transfer support for Mac OS? [closed]

I am looking for a freeware (like Bitvise SSH Client on Windows) that keeps track of servers/connections via a GUI and support some features: SSH terminal. File transfer (FTP, SFTP, SCP ...). Port ...
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Latency spikes when Ping or SSH to Macbook Pro 15(2017) macOS Catalina 15.4

I have noticed that when trying to connect to macOS Catalina through ssh over local wireless network, the connection will encounter a serious latency problem, which makes me hard to type into anything ...
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Rsync is terribly slow (0,5MB/S) on Catalina but the same rsync job is much faster (50MB/S) running from a Debian VM on the same mac?

i'm reaching out to you guys because i'm at my wits end. I've been trying to figure out why using rsync over ssh is so slow on my macbook (15inch from 2015). Basically i'm trying to backup my home ...
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How to fix “ssh_exchange_identification: Connection closed by remote host”

I'm trying to connect to remote Macs via ssh. I can connect to one Mac without a problem but on a second Mac (in the same LAN) I get this error: RD:/ ruisi$ ssh -v rui@192.168.1.32 OpenSSH_7.9p1,...
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Unexpected question 'enter PIN for “Kryptonite iOS”' while doing git pull after updating to MacOS Catalina 10.15.4

Most of my Bitbucket git repos can't be pushed/fetched after upgrading to MacOS 10.15.4. All git origins are SSH (not HTTPS). I get this question in terminal when doing git pull and other commands: ...
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Connecting to a SSH account always asks for passphrase now

I'm not sure what happened, but after changing some setting on my macOS Mojave for connecting to GitHub using Sublime Merge, I keep getting a passphrase for key before asking the password for ...
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Why can't I create a .ssh directory on macOS 10.15.4?

I'm running into a strange problem trying to set up ssh. I'm more used to Linux than macOS. Can someone explain to me what's going on here? user@nothing ~ % mkdir ~/.ssh mkdir: /Users/user: No such ...
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Git hangs with a ssh remote URI after 10.15.4 update

After updating to Catalina 10.15.4, git started hanging indefinitely when trying to push or pull from a repo that was previously accessible. $ git push origin master ^C The URL for origin looks like:...
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How can I troubleshoot using ssh remotely Through a Static IP?

Like so many others at the moment, we're forced to work remotely. I’m not able to ssh in and would like assistance in configuration or troubleshooting steps. Using a screen sharing app I've been ...
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Why can't I ssh using a port other than 22 with macOS 10.15.4?

I'm trying to ssh to a machine that opens the port 8012 for ssh as opposed to port 22. When I ssh at the command line (ssh -p 8012 username@host), nothing happens. The -vvv option gives no pertinent ...
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Can I install CentOS via Target disk mode on a 2010 MacBook Pro

I've got an old 2010 Mackbook Pro, but the graphics card has died, so the display is useless. Can I repurpose this as a headless server by installing CentOS via target disk mode from my current ...
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TeamViewer “FAILED TO establish the default connection to the WindowServer”

I need TeamViewer on my Mac to work remotely. I installed it via ssh using the command line brew cask install teamviewer which worked fine. However, I seem to be unable to configure TeamViwer from ...
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How do I use ssh agent on MacOS Catalina like OS X El Capitan used to?

I recently upgraded from OS X El Capitan to MacOS Catalina. I am accustomed to keeping my login session open for an entire week, and I was able to use a passphrase-protected ssh key by entering the ...
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Can't authenticate using SSH key when running script via launchd

I have a Bash script that executes an rsync command to sync files with a remote server. #!/bin/bash rsync -auvzP --exclude=.bundle --exclude=node_modules --exclude=tmp '/Volumes/Norman Data/me/....
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How to avoid macOS for keep asking for the passphrase for key ~/.ssh/id_rsa while remotely operating via ssh?

If I remotely log on to a Mac via SSH and then use it to access another machine (such as doing a git pull) via SSH, it will keep asking me for the passphrase for key ~/.ssh/id_rsa. If I operate on ...
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How do I turn on color syntax highlighting in the macOS terminal app?

When I use terminal it is monochrome, currently "Grass" yellow on green. I've tried several ssh clients: MacOS default terminal, Termius, and Core Shell. They all have the same result, no syntax ...
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Are there any iOS SSH terminal apps that support truecolor (i.e., 24 bit color)?

There are quite a few capable SSH terminal client apps in the App Store — Termius, Blink, Prompt, etc.. Do any of them support truecolor? This is also known as 24-bit color. It represents millions of ...

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