Mac OSX Snow Leopard SSH problems

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  1. bitbyte-tw, Oct 17, 2011
    Last edited: Oct 17, 2011

    bitbyte-tw macrumors newbie

    Oct 12, 2011
    hay guys,

    im running on 10.6.8 and im having issues with my ssh. im trying to get it so my hacked HTC can ssh into my laptop and had it working once before but now the ssh won't even load up.

    ive been to sharing and turned it on. then when i go to terminal and check the running processes ( ps aux ) sshd isn't even loaded or any ssh relevant stuff.

    even when i narrow down to "ps aux | grep ssh" nothing shows up other then the grep request.

    it would be nice to know how to get it to work. this is a fresh install of snow leopard with just updates so nothings been touched.

    when i had it working before that was on a previous install. due to some problems i had to fresh install. so any insight would be awesome thanks. also just ask for any information and i'll put up screen shots and stuff within reason :)

    any help would be great thanks.

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  2. willfurnell macrumors member


    Feb 24, 2011
    Make sure you have 'Remote Login' turned on in the sharing pane of System Preferences, then you should be able to ssh into your computer.
  3. bitbyte-tw thread starter macrumors newbie

    Oct 12, 2011
    well i did say i do have ssh turned on i.e. the remote login and that it does not show up in the process list.
  4. Mattie Num Nums macrumors 68030

    Mattie Num Nums

    Mar 5, 2009
    Try creating another user, granting admin rights, and testing on that account. If it doesn't work I have some more ideas.
  5. animasperdidas macrumors newbie

    Oct 14, 2014

    sshd is actually started by "launchproxy". This is a program that listens on all its configured ports and then launches daemons/program appropriately, but only when needed.

    SSH is configured by default, but perhaps it's been changed? You can find the instructions online somewhere... A good simple test is try "ssh localhost" from terminal, by the way.

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