trying to install unix telnet/SSH client

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  1. dancks macrumors regular

    dancks

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    #1
    forgive if this doesn't belong here its not clear by looking at the threads what belongs where.

    I'm trying to download PuTTY on OS X 10.5.8
    PuTTY info:
    http://www.chiark.greenend.org.uk/~sgtatham/putty/download.html

    I interpreted the directions as meaning that I unzip the file in my home directory and tried the make command:
    Code:
    jdd:~ jasondancks$ make -f Makefile.gtk
    make: Makefile.gtk: No such file or directory
    make: *** No rule to make target `Makefile.gtk'.  Stop.
    
    Listen fellas I really don't really know whats going on here I just wanted to download this for easy access to the school server. I'm taking a database class and we use the windows version of this to connect. I'm still going through it all I was just wondering if there is a quick way of doing this.

    Would the parts referring to 'classic' mac apply to me?
     
  2. gr8tfly, Nov 3, 2010
    Last edited: Nov 3, 2010

    gr8tfly macrumors 603

    gr8tfly

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    #2
    Have you tried using the built-in SSH client?

    Code:
    $ ssh -l <username>
    
    For info on using 'ssh':

    Code:
    man ssh
    
    If you don't want the secure connection of 'ssh', there is also 'telnet' available ("man telnet").
     
  3. LPZ macrumors 65816

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    The instructions say: To build the source, you will need to unpack one of these archives, change into the "unix" subdirectory, and type "make -f Makefile.gtk".

    So if you unzipped the archive in your home directory, you ought to do

    Code:
    cd putty-0.60/unix
    and then

    Code:
    make -f Makefile.gtk
     
  4. gks macrumors 6502

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    Yea, you don't need to do that... Just load Terminal.app in the Utilities folder in Applications. Use the built in ssh commandline client. Much better than trying to install putty.
     
  5. jzuena macrumors 6502a

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    I would never think to use PuTTY on a Unix machine (and PuTTY is my go-to ssh client for Windows). In addition to the command-line options pointed out above, if you are looking for a GUI app that can keep connection lists, etc. there are OSX specific ssh GUI apps available such as Fugu.
     
  6. gks macrumors 6502

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    #6
    You can setup ssh aliases

    https://www.strongspace.com/blog/type-less-with-a-strongspace-ssh-alias
     
  7. dancks thread starter macrumors regular

    dancks

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    alright. so I tried:
    Code:
    jdd:~ jasondancks$ ssh -l j.d.dancks -b cs4@sunyocc.edu -D 22
    Privileged ports can only be forwarded by root.
    based on what we do on PuTTY. The domain site thingy is cs4@sunyocc.edu on port 22. That usually opens up a linux window that then prompts a username and password

    totally tried and it started compiling, but some of the c soruce files didn't compile correctly so thats no good. Thanks anyways
     
  8. LPZ macrumors 65816

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  9. dancks thread starter macrumors regular

    dancks

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    #9
    it worked! You win internets!
     

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