Earlier I was working on a clients Mac OSX laptop and needed to login remotely without the hassle of setting a password and then removing it when I was done. The article below will describe not only how to enable SSH from a terminal window on the Macintosh laptop itself but also how to configure SSH so it will allow remote login via SSH without a password.
While messing around with a client’s laptop this afternoon I needed to enable SSH and decided to not only do it via the CLI but locate the method to do it via the Mac OSX Desktop as well. Enabling SSH via the OSX GUI can be done via the Sharing sub section of System Preferences by checking one box. Below is information on how to launch OSX System Preferences, navigate to enabling services in Sharing, and then enabling SSH.
You can easily transfer files from a server that has SSH (Secure Shell) running but not FTP (File Transfer Protocol) using Filezilla on Windows. When using Filezilla it will be called SFTP (Secure File Transfer Protocol) and will allow you to copy files from a server to your local Windows computer with ease. Follow the simple steps below to securely copy files from a server that is running SSH.
- Open Filezilla: First you will need to launch Filezilla. If you do not have Filezilla you can obtain it for free from this link.
- Open Site Manager: Click on File in the top navigation menu and then select “Site Manager” from the drop down. This will open Filezilla’s Site Manager, as shown below, where you can add, delete, and modify sites that you visit often.