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Mac OS X users and faithful readers of TUAW know that there is great power found in the command-line, but one of the greatest advantages of OS X's UNIX heritage is the secure shell (SSH) client and server. From the Apple Matters article on SSH tunnels for the common man: "SSH is a network protocol t...

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Another Friday Favorite, our weekly opportunity to get all sloppy over our most-loved applications. If you have an always-on Mac at home, a decent upstream connection and another Mac anywhere outside of your home network, you might find ShareTool to be as useful as I do. It allows you -- with an ama...

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I would wager that most of the people who know they need an SSH tunnel also know the Terminal commands to make it happen. But if those people happen to be Mac users, it's quite likely they wouldn't be averse to having menu bar access, Growl integration, Bonjour capability and a nice GUI to handle th...

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I'm sure you've heard all the cool kids talking about SSH in the cafeteria during lunch, but you had no idea what it was. Be ignorant no more, because Devanshu Mehta is writing a series of posts about using SSH for Apple Matters. The first in the series explains the basics of SSH and what you'll nee...

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This month's MacTech magazine offers a feature article by Edward Marczak on using dsh, the "dancer's shell" or distributed shell utility, to batch-administer machines in a single blast without having to hit each one, or use a pricey management tool such as ARD or LANrev. Although dsh isn't included ...

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The dream of remote system management from your handheld device -- like Dick Tracy's wrist radio, but for geeks -- has long enticed IT professionals. Who wouldn't rather be at the beach or the ballgame instead of chained to a laptop and network access in case something goes wrong? There are already ...

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To tell the unvarnished truth, I have to admit that I'm pretty lax on security for my computers. I don't do anything crazy like open email attachments from people I don't know, and I always double check the address bar of websites before I punch my password in. Even so, on a scale of 1 to 10, I'd sa...

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This morning, reigning iPhone hack-king NerveGas compiled and installed sshd2 and ssh on his iPhone. So what does this mean? It shows that the first steps have been taken towards allowing the iPhone to natively ssh out. For all of you who are inclined to say "Oh ssh, my Nokia can do that... pffft", ...

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TUAW has talked before about sshfs, the secure shell file system, and MacFUSE, the OS X implementation of FUSE (File-system in USErspace). So it's not huge news that you can use MacFUSE/sshfs to access the files on your iPhone but it might be an option that you've overlooked. It's certainly conveni...

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Over at the #iphone channel at irc.osx86.hu, the thoroughly awesome NerveGas has figured out how to enable ssh on the iPhone without using restore mode. The secret lies in overwriting an existing binary and plist to trick the iPhone into calling chmod on the Dropbear ssh server and making it execut...

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JellyFiSHH is a cool little bookmark manager for automating connections to remote servers over telnet, SSH 1 or 2. SHH (or Secure SHell) is an important tool for creating secure connections across the Internet to a remote machine. By default this just gives you shell access (i.e. terminal access) t...

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It seems, from our very unofficial research, that cat owners tend to be geeks. And to prove our point, we bring you the geekiest cat owner in history. Lee Holmes, of Ontario, Canada, recently combined his Ubuntu Linux server to create a Rube Goldberg machine of a cat feeder. By running a script on h...

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Who better to explain the ins and outs of the twisted FTP world than Steven Frank, one of the minds behind Transmit? Well, that's exactly what Steve has done for us on his blog. If you don't know your SFTP from your FTPS then this is the article for you. Sure, he recommends that you try his company'...

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