ssh via terminal help

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by simi, Jun 17, 2008.

  1. simi macrumors newbie

    Apr 27, 2008
    My school computers use ssh to complete any file transfers and such. I am trying to use terminal to access the the server from home.

    this is what I tried so far:

    simi-computer:~ simi$ ssh -l username

    this allows me access to the general server but when I try to access a specific site, it returns:

    ssh_exchange_identification: Connection closed by remote host

    The fact that i can access the general server indicates that its not a connection issue or a wrong command. But I access the general and the specific site on a regular basis from school so it is not like I don't have authorization. Quite frankly I am at a loss as to what the problem could be. Help please!
  2. aaronw1986 macrumors 68030

    Oct 31, 2006
    What do you mean by accessing a specific site?
  3. reclusivemonkey macrumors 6502


    Jun 2, 2008
    Sowerby Bridge, West Yorkshire, UK
    I would speak to your school's IT department. They should be able to help you.
  4. rev316 macrumors regular

    Nov 7, 2004

    ssh <user>@<server> or "man ssh" for usage.

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