Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by roadlizard35, Aug 29, 2009.

  1. roadlizard35 macrumors newbie

    Aug 29, 2009
    I'm new to using a MAC and taking a Linux/Unix class at community college and requires SSH for logging into the server. The instructor has the students using Putty. I found a good discussion in mac forum archive which stated I could use SSH username@your remote address in the terminal, however being new to MAC I have no idea where to find out what is my remote address.

    Can anyone assist please???
  2. Queso macrumors G4

    Mar 4, 2006
    a) It's a Mac, not a MAC (a hardware address burnt into your network card's firmware)
    b) SSH client is included in OSX, but not in Windows. You don't need Putty or similar, Windows users do.

    The remote IP address you put after the @ is the address you want to connect to. Your own address doesn't matter as long as the SSH server you are contacting does not limit which addresses can connect.
  3. netnothing macrumors 68040


    Mar 13, 2007
    You want to open's in the Utilities folder under Applications.

    From here you are in a full UNIX environment locally on your Mac.

    You can SSH be entering at the prompt:

  4. roadlizard35 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Aug 29, 2009

    Thanks much for the information. Greatly appreciated. The terminal box appears to show that I am logged into the server, but unfortunately when I went to the IP address in my browser I'm still getting the initial page telling me to download putty to connect to the school's server. Not sure what I'm doing wrong.

    Thanks again!
  5. Queso macrumors G4

    Mar 4, 2006
    Web browsers don't operate over SSH unless you specifically configure them to. Post the link to the school's web page and we can translate the instructions from Windows-talk to OSX.
  6. roadlizard35 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Aug 29, 2009
    You guys ROCK!! Thanks for the quick responses. Now that I know what I'm supposed to be looking at I feel stupid, but thanks to you both I'm all squared away.

    Thanks again :)
  7. BlueRevolution macrumors 603


    Jul 26, 2004
    Montreal, QC
    For the record, Macs also include an ssh server, which can be enabled through  -> System Preferences -> Sharing -> Remote Login.
  8. roadlizard35 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Aug 29, 2009
    Awesome. Thanks for the additional information

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