Being a unix-like system, OS X includes the SSH remote login service that can be used to administer a system from the command line. Such remote access is convenient to have, as it will allow you to change settings, manage files and folders, and otherwise use your system without needing to be right in front of it. It also communicates over an encrypted connection so you can be sure communications with your system are secured. Continue reading
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How to remote login to your Mac with SSH
Both administrators and power users who are used to configuring unix-based systems via the terminal will be right at home when using OS X, especially with OS X’s support for remote login that allows you to access your Mac using the Secure Shell (SSH) service that is common on many unix-based systems. However, while common, there are ways to connect with SSH that you might not know about.
Setting up access with SSH on your Mac is easy, and simply requires you check the Remote Login service in the Continue reading
Browse and share files without enabling File Sharing in OS X
When you enable file sharing in OS X by checking the File Sharing service in the Sharing system preferences, your system’s various shared folders will be available to those with access. These file sharing routines are fairly secured; however, the sharing services are broadcast so your system will end up in the Finder sidebar of all Macs on your local network. Continue reading