Using SSH To Connect To Another Computer

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Using SSH To Connect To Another Computer2017-09-13T03:06:54+00:00

Using SSH To Connect To Another Linux/UNIX Computer

SSH typically enables a user to securely connect to and run a shell (command line interpreter) on a remote Linux/UNIX computer. Since MacOS is really a UNIX-based operating system, we run a Terminal application which provides us with a local shell, and then run an SSH program at the command prompt to connect us to the remote machine.

  • Open Finder and navigate to Applications.

  • In Applications, navigate to Utilities.

  • Find Terminal and double-click it.

  • Once you have a Terminal open, simply type:

    ssh username@hostname.cat.pdx.edu

    Where username is your MCECS username, and hostname is a valid MCECS Linux computer. You will usually be prompted for your password on the remote host and you will then me communicating with a shell on that machine.