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Maybe this is an old hint ... but its clever nonetheless. If you enter "ssh://..." as an url in Internet Explorer, the Terminal will automatically open and connect to the server via ssh. Enter your password and you're safely talking to your remote server.

Works also with "telnet://....", but forget telnet if you want to be secure.
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Username is not carried over
Authored by: roxeteer on Sep 08, '02 10:27:43AM

Too bad you can't get your username carried over to Terminal. The connection is always opened with your Mac OS X short username.

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Username is not carried over
Authored by: zed on Sep 19, '02 12:11:26PM

ya wana bet..! :-)

try typing this on you explorer url window...

ssh:// -l<username> <host> -p<port>

[NOTE the spaces between params]

And hey presto... this means ya can open up a secure shell with the username set _AND_ the port..

Cool huh..


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Username is not carried over
Authored by: l10nx on Dec 23, '02 04:29:20PM

Just checking the archives so this response is a tad late =P!

If you include your username on the remote computer in your URI you will get prompted in Terminal for the password on your remote box for the username in the URL.

in other words, you have a remote unix box called, and your user name on it is kewldude then this is what you would use:


Terminal makes the SSH tunnel and you are prompted for kewldude's password.

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Even better, make a inet loc clipping, with -l option!
Authored by: arohlen on Sep 26, '02 06:36:14AM

Even better, make a clipping file of it by dragging the url from the address bar to the desktop.
To include parameters like -l and -p (for custom login name and custom port) etc write like this:
and drag it to the desktop.
the %20 is needed for the space to be included in the clipping. If you are just going to use it in explorer (i.e. not drag it to the desktop) it is ok to use a space.

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