Articles tagged 'ssh'

This is a short tutorial on connecting back to your home Mac via SSH, through the magic of MobileMe, then downloading some software, mounting the disk image and installing it, all without the need of the Mac OS X GUI. I use VirtualBox as an example, but it should work for any standard Mac OS X installer. Read more…

I've been meaning to 'fix' this for ages. I use public-key authentication for my ssh connections wherever possible. I also use screen all the time. (If you use ssh regularly and haven't discovered it already, go look now! There's a bit of a learning curve, but it's well worth it!) But the SSHAUTHSOCK isn't always set correctly inside a screen session, so you can't then use the ssh key on the client computer to authenticate against other hosts. (Oh, I also have a reasonably strict policy of only ever create SSH keys for hosts that I am actually, physically, at the console of, not for hosts I merely ssh into now and then. There are, of course, exceptions to this rule!) Read more…