Connect to Linux from Mac using Terminal

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In this guide we will connect to a remote Linux box over SSH. You don’t need any third party applications in order to connect to remote Linux servers over SSH.

Go to Applications > Utilities, and open Terminal.

Once in terminal, run SSH. Replace root and your_ip with your own.

ssh [email protected]_ip

If you receive a warning about RSA key fingerprint, type yes and press ENTER.

ssh [email protected]_ipThe authenticity of host '198.61.208.131 (192.168.1.100)' can't be established.
RSA key fingerprint is 47:ff:76:c2:211:0f:11:15:21:bd:92:2f:44:0a:a9:0a.
Are you sure you want to continue connecting (yes/no)?

You will be prompted for your password. Enter your password and press ENTER. Note that as you type the password, stars or dots are not shown in Linux.

Enter the root password for this server. The password does not echo to the screen.

You should now be connected via SSH. To test, you can try running the date command. Type date and press ENTER.

[email protected]:~$ date
Tue Mar 13 11:26:53 CET 2018
1 Star2 Stars3 Stars4 Stars5 Stars 4.67 (3 votes)

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Vincent Gledhill
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Vincent Gledhill
Vincent Gledhill
2 years ago

That’s great mate, but what about connecting to the box via SSH and a graphical interface like WSFTP?