Mac newbie :) Question about threat and my ssh tunnel

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  1. Asteroids macrumors newbie

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    This is my first post here so "Hi, everyone!!"

    I have a Macbook with OS X v10.5.7
    I connected my Mac directly to my cable modem with the firewall turned completely off to diagnose a port issue. Anyway, I left it connected for awhile and came back to find that using terminal I was unable to login to my proxy server. I pay for an ssh tunnel service with sh3lls.net btw. I type my login info and I get nothing for awhile and then it times out.

    Just wondering what can happen doing what I did as for hacks, etc and if my ssh login problem is a result. I do not have any type of sharing enabled at all. I do have a guest account with limited access that does not require a pass.
    I hope this is clear enough.
    Thks
    BT
     
  2. Asteroids thread starter macrumors newbie

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    My ssh tunnel is working again this morning. Didn't change anything. I changed my passwords just for giggles.

    Being a mac noob I still am interested on what is possible with hackers doing what I did. Books maybe?? I heard macs are more secure but I think it's really just pcs are more popular. Are their log files I can chk?

    BT
     
  3. donuttakedonuts macrumors regular

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    Macs are, in fact, more secure. Have you ever tried to replace a part inside a mac mini or imac? The battery on the MBPs? I'd call that secure, my friend.

    Oh.. you meant software? That too.
     
  4. Makosuke macrumors 603

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    Applications -> Utilities -> Console.app. The system logs pretty much EVERYTHING, and this app both lists and displays/filters all the system logs.
     
  5. angelwatt Moderator emeritus

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    The connection issue could have been an issue on the server side. I use SSH tunneling through my computers. I don't think you have anything to worry about as per someone hacking you.
     
  6. Asteroids thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thank you for the replies. :)

    Been getting this in my terminal window now after I login:

    channel 6: open failed: connect failed: Connection refused
    channel 6: open failed: connect failed: Connection refused
    channel 4: open failed: connect failed: Connection refused
    channel 4: open failed: connect failed: Connection refused
    channel 8: open failed: connect failed: Connection refused
    channel 4: open failed: connect failed: Connection refused
    channel 6: open failed: connect failed: Connection refused
    channel 8: open failed: connect failed: Connection refused
    channel 7: open failed: connect failed: Operation timed out
    channel 6: open failed: connect failed: Operation timed out
    channel 6: open failed: connect failed: Operation timed out
    channel 6: open failed: connect failed: Operation timed out
    channel 3: open failed: connect failed: Operation timed out
    channel 3: open failed: connect failed: Operation timed out
    channel 5: open failed: connect failed: Operation timed out
    channel 3: open failed: connect failed: Operation timed out
    channel 3: open failed: connect failed: Connection refused

    Anything to worry about?
    BT
     
  7. angelwatt Moderator emeritus

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    I have been occasionally getting those types of messages too. They don't appear often and haven't seemed to have any effect on my proxy connection. I did some searches on it, but didn't turn up anything useful. I'm connected through ethernet while doing it. Though, I don't think I had any of the messages in the past day. I'll post any updates if I find anything further, but currently I'm not worried about it.
     
  8. jzuena macrumors 6502a

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    Since Macs are Unix boxes, you can go to /var/log and see all of the usual Unix log files. Or if you want to use the GUI, use console.app like Makosuke said.
     
  9. Asteroids thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks. Will do the same.
     
  10. Asteroids thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thank you for the reply. :)
     

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