SSH Networking PuTty Mac NEED HELP PLZ

Discussion in 'macOS' started by troyman11, May 22, 2008.

  1. troyman11 macrumors newbie

    Feb 18, 2008
    Hello, I was wondering if I could have a SSH server on my PC at home and connect to it with my Mac at school. The program that'll run the SSH Server would be OpenSSH. I heard that Mac has some SSH thing built in to terminal but i dont know what to do. Thanks in advance.:mad:
  2. edesignuk Moderator emeritus


    Mar 25, 2002
    London, England
    OS X has SSH server and client built in.

    To SSH to your PC at home you'll need to forward relevant ports on your router, then from Terminal just type "ssh ipaddress blah blah". "man ssh" should give you a full blown explanation of what you can do.
  3. Infrared macrumors 68000


    Mar 28, 2007
    The difficult thing is configuring the server and your router. Once
    that's done, you can easily ssh in from OS X. The ssh program is
    ready and waiting in
  4. troyman11 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Feb 18, 2008
    Guide For Dumbies

    Hey an u give me a step by step guide of it for dumbies cause im kinda new with macs and not that great at netowrking ty.:eek:
  5. tyr2 macrumors 6502a


    May 6, 2006
    Leeds, UK
    Whilst OS X has a inbuilt SSH Client (and server) your PC doesn't.

    If you want to connect FROM the Mac , TO the PC, you will need to install a ssh server on the PC.

    One option you have here is to use cygwin to create a 'unix' environment on the Windows machine and run an ssh server inside that environment. A google search turned up this link which seems like a fairly comprehensive run through.

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