SSH / Terminal / huh?


macrumors 6502
Original poster
Feb 18, 2002
i could easily do this on i'm

i'm trying to telnet (ssh?) to a website in osx to change some permissions...i can connect to it...but the problem is that it seems to be connecting with the username on my computer...

i use - ssh

it asks for a password, which i enter, but it's not the right password on the terminal window displays MY username...the window doesn't ask for a username...only the password...this isn't right...


i would delete this if i could...but i found the answer...



macrumors 65816
Apr 25, 2002
Seattle, WA
When you use ssh it tries to log you in with the username of the user that invokes the ssh command. Unless your username on your mac matches the username on the machine you are trying to connect to, it won't work. What you need to do is either use the -l username flag or better yet do this:

ssh username@host

so, my username is phill and if i wanted to log into, i would do this



ssh -l phill
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