GUI Unix Emulator for OS X?

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  1. Diomedes macrumors 6502

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    Can someone recommend a good GUI Unix emulator (something like CRT+ on the Windows side)? Or does Terminal fill that bill? Basically I am looking for an interface that allows issuance of Unix/Linux commands to a remote server without having to know Unix syntax.
     
  2. superbovine macrumors 68030

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    OS X kernel is unix, you don't need an emulator. Terminal will do just fine.
     
  3. jeremy.king macrumors 603

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    What kind of commands are you talking about? If its simple stuff like managing users, maintaining files, and other simple admin tasks - look into webmin
     
  4. Diomedes thread starter macrumors 6502

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    It is for managing Red Hat Linux sendmail servers.
     
  5. Diomedes thread starter macrumors 6502

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    This is the application my Unix administrators want:

    http://www.vandyke.com/products/securecrt/index.html

    Vendor's description:
    "SecureCRT is an extremely customizable terminal emulator for Internet and intranet use with support for Secure Shell (SSH1 and SSH2) as well as Telnet and rlogin protocols. SecureCRT is ideal for connecting to remote systems running Windows, UNIX, and VMS. Secure file transfer can be accomplished using the included VCP command-line application."

    Is there a similar tool on the Mac, or does all need to be done through Terminal?
     
  6. daveL macrumors 68020

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    It's not as feature rich as SecureCRT, but you can do what you want with Terminal and the "ssh" command, both of which are native to OS X.
     
  7. panphage macrumors 6502

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    Terminal *is* the similar tool on the mac. OS X, as has been pointed out, is UNIX-based, and comes with SSH, telnet (DO NOT USE TELNET) and rlogin (well I assume OS X has rlogin...) If they are UNIX admins, tell them to just use the shell (terminal) like a real man. :D I personally don't want anyone issuing "Unix/Linux commands to a remote server without having to know Unix syntax". An admin should know what he's doing.
     
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  9. Diomedes thread starter macrumors 6502

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    LOL...well, the person who needs it is ME - the group's manager. The Unix admins get Windows. And I am not a Unix admin...I am just learning to be versed enough with it to administer sendmail.
     
  10. daveL macrumors 68020

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    Any Unix admin worth his salt would blow Windows away and install a Linux or FreeBSD distro, even if they had to come in on the weekend to do it. That's a weird situation: Unix admins can't use a *nix system to perform their function. Having been a lead Unix admin in a large shop I, personally, wouldn't stand for it. Why do you think Unix admins become Unix admins? Because they don't want to deal with M$ crap for a living. OK, I'll get off my soapbox now :).
     
  11. panphage macrumors 6502

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    Please accept my condolences. I think you'll find it takes about 10 minutes to know enough unix to ssh and so forth right from the command line, whereas administering sendmail was actually an afterlife punishment in ancient Greek myths. You probably don't have any say, but in case you do, maybe you could get qmail (maximum security) or postfix (good security, easier to admin) instead. As a confirmed *nix weenie, I can tell you that sendmail causes more trouble than it's worth, just like BIND. :D
     
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    Ditto.
     

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