May 5, 2017 - Remote Login is a feature in macOS that allows you to connect to your Mac from another computer. Enabling this feature starts up a SSH server.
I, myself, don’t SSH into my website, and hence don’t really mind the absence of PuTTY. However, it does pose a problem to many people who use PuTTY and have only recently made the switch to Mac. Well, we have compiled a list of 5 free PuTTY alternatives that should let you SSH into a remote server: 1. Terminal The Terminal app is the default CLI that comes bundled with the Mac, and is a, in case you didn’t know. You can use the Terminal to SSH into a remote server, provided, obviously, that you have the valid login credentials. Here’s a short example of how you can use the Terminal to SSH into a web-server. I’m using my website’s hosting server for illustration purposes. All you will need to do, is change the server name to your server and use your login credentials.
Launch Terminal. Use the following command to connect to your web server using SSH. Ssh server_name -p port_number -l login_id • In my case, the command becomes: ssh server208.web-hosting.com -p 21098 -l my_username 3. You will be prompted to enter your password. The typing will be hidden for security purposes.
• In the window that automatically opens when you launch the app, navigate to the location of your Excel file. A progress window will appear. Microsoft excel 2010 for mac. • Launch Numbers (it’s in the Applications folder of your Mac). For example, if it’s in Documents, click on the Documents folder in the left sidebar. (You can also click on the File menu and select Open, then navigate to your spreadsheet.) IDG • Once you’ve located your file, select it and click Open.
Once you have entered the login password, hit Enter, and you will be connected via SSH. You can now run shell commands on your server. ITerm2 iTerm2 is a Terminal replacement for Mac with a plethora of added features that the default Terminal app doesn’t offer. Notable among the various features that iTerm2 offers are: • Support for split-windows: Multiple independent terminals in the same tab. • Support for Annotation: Add notes and comments to shell commands that have been run.
• Instant Playback: This feature plays back a history of everything you have done on iTerm2, in case you forgot to copy a number or some detail from older commands. • Better search: Searching on iTerm2 highlights all the matches for the word, like Safari and Chrome do. • Mouseless Copy: You don’t need to use the mouse to copy or paste text, anymore!
Multiple tabs open in iTerm2 There are a lot of other features that are offered by iTerm2. You can read about them on their. The process to SSH into a web server using iTerm2 is exactly the same as the process in Terminal, except, iTerm2 will make your life easier inside the Terminal. VSSH Lite vSSH is a premium app, but it also offers a Lite version, for free. VSSH is aimed at SSH or Telnet connections, or for Port Forwarding. Unlike Terminal and iTerm2, vSSH is not a Terminal replacement.
However, it does offer a CLI once you have successfully connected to a website using SSH. The app offers a plethora of features, including the ability to either use a username and password for authentication, or even public/private key encryption. If you use SSH apps on other devices, like an iPhone or an iPad, vSSH Lite can create iCloud connections with those apps as well, and even share macros. It supports key and port forwarding, as well as logging and pseudographics support. For basic usage, vSSH Lite will suffice, however, if you require multiple vSSH windows to be open simultaneously, you will need to buy the paid version of the app ($4.46). DTerm DTerm is another Terminal replacement app.
It is a context-sensitive command line application that can be launched over any window you are working on, making it easy to run commands on the files that you are working with in the GUI, and performing command line actions on them. If you need to use a full terminal window for your tasks, you can simply press Command + Return and DTerm will launch a full Terminal window, already set up with the correct working directory, and you can get started right away.