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ssh and mac

this question isn't really about how to set it up but how ssh works on mac os x. i cant enter a user name when using the built in client on os x and can find much out there that helps. does anyone here even use macs?

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Cisco Employee

Re: ssh and mac

MacOS X uses OpenSSH. There are manpages installed which can give you some usage help:

$ man ssh

To pass a username to SSH, use either the -l option, or the '@' notation. For example:

ssh -l jclarke 10.1.1.1

Or:

ssh jclarke@10.1.1.1

New Member

Re: ssh and mac

Yes.

New Member

Re: ssh and mac

there seems to be a limitation with the built in ssh client when it comes to complex name such as the use use of "$name$" does anyone know how to get it to accept these complex names.

and just to note i have been using the -l command

Cisco Employee

Re: ssh and mac

You need to use quotes and '\':

ssh -l "\$name\$" 10.1.1.1

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