SSH Client

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by Fahd, Oct 30, 2003.

  1. Fahd macrumors regular

    Oct 26, 2003
    Can someone recommend a free and simple SSH client for Mac OSX Panther? On windows I always used putty. They dont have a mac version though. Putty is very simple and straightforward. I dont know of any for the mac platform. Google popped up but theirs runs only in the classic environment.

    Any help would be greatly appreciated!
  2. TEG macrumors 604


    Jan 21, 2002
    Langley, Washington
    In OSX run terminal. With in terminal, because its UN*X, SSH is built in. To use it, type 'ssh -l username'. You to learn all the flags you can sent, type 'man ssh'. Personally, I use SSH to work on stuff at school, but I perfer rsh for work, or anything that requires security.

    Remember, anything Un*x you need a special program to use in windows, 99% of the time is built into OSX.

  3. Fahd thread starter macrumors regular

    Oct 26, 2003
    Aah....forgot all about the terminal. Do you know if its possible to boot the computer directly into terminal? (No GUI)
  4. GeeYouEye macrumors 68000


    Dec 9, 2001
    State of Denial
    Two ways: hold down cmnd-s at startup (for single user mode), or login as '>console', no password.
  5. tomf87 macrumors 65816


    Sep 10, 2003
    Wait a second here. Rsh doesn't have encryption, so how is it better for security?
  6. Chealion macrumors regular

    Jun 17, 2003
    Calgary, Alberta
    I don't suggest using the Command-S when starting up the computer, as that boots you up as root user. Its much safer to log in as >console at the login window. (You can create a user with that name to make life easier and not have to type it in.)
  7. Jammu macrumors newbie

    Dec 21, 2003
    I have a broblem about console. I live in Finland and we have öÖäÄ in use. When i type them to console i only get ASCII characters like: \366, \326, \344, \304

    I have been trying to change character encode type to latin1 and tried every ecoding type what i find but none of them works.

    what could be wrong? Now i'm using macssh and there characters are what they supposed be but i really prefer console and openssh

    Thanks for help

    - jammu

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