Can Finder connect via SSH or SFTP?

Discussion in 'Mac OS X Lion (10.7)' started by stchman, Jul 19, 2012.

  1. macrumors 6502a

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    #1
    Hello all.

    Coming from Ubuntu I use Nautilus function ability to connect to another box via SSH.

    Does Finder have the same ability?

    I know that OS X has ssh and scp via the command line so that is an option.

    Thanks.
     
  2. macrumors regular

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    No.

    Unlike Ubuntu/Nautilus, I'm sure Apple (rightly) assumes the average Finder user will have no need for SSH/SFTP connection support built-in to the GUI.
     
  3. macrumors 6502a

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    Not nativly no. But there is MacFUSE, and I belive they have a "sshfs" plugin that could provide you with much the same behavior. You should be able to find what you need with that information.
     
  4. thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Finder appears to have the ability to connect to Samba shares.
     
  5. macrumors regular

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    Yes, because for normal office users there might be a mixed Windows/Mac environment and thus, accessing Samba shares is pretty common. I know that Samba and NFS can be connected to via Finder, for sure.
     

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