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:
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 be communicating with a shell on that machine.