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10.5: How to use ssh using 'Back to My Mac'
Authored by: radioactive on Oct 10, '11 02:36:35PM

Just an update on how to do this with iCloud and 10.7.2.

In MobileMe days, you could use use computer-name.mobile-me-name.members.mac.com to access your computer remotely via SSH (so long as you were signed in).

in iCloud, it's the same idea, but uses a different domain (members.btmm.icloud.com), everything else works the same. I found my domain by poking around with the "mDNS" utility and the -E arg (Enumerate recommended registration domains):

newt:~ stevejobs$ mDNS -E
Looking for recommended registration domains:
Talking to DNS SD Daemon at Mach port 5891
14:25:23.650 Recommended Registration Domain local. Added
14:25:23.650 Recommended Registration Domain XXXXXXXXX.members.btmm.icloud.com. Added

Where XXXXXXXXX was a number. I can now ssh to "newt.XXXXXXXXX.members.btmm.icloud.com" from any machine signed into iCloud.




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10.5: How to use ssh using 'Back to My Mac'
Authored by: bmcinnes on Oct 18, '11 09:10:04AM

This method of getting the DNS part for ssh works great for 10.7.2 and iCloud, thanks



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10.5: How to use ssh using 'Back to My Mac'
Authored by: bcamp1973 on Oct 27, '11 06:57:51PM

I assume that "newt" is your username in the example? I tried this and didn't have any luck. I keep getting the error...

ssh: Could not resolve hostname brian.xxxxxxxx.members.btmm.icloud.com.: nodename nor servname provided, or not known

Edited on Oct 27, '11 06:58:43PM by bcamp1973



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10.5: How to use ssh using 'Back to My Mac'
Authored by: radioactive on Oct 28, '11 11:50:38PM

No, newt was my hostname. stevejobs was my username.



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10.5: How to use ssh using 'Back to My Mac'
Authored by: ivanoats on Nov 11, '11 02:36:08PM
This isn't working for as of the last couple of days. Now getting error message: Could not resolve hostname my_host_name.102480994.members.btmm.icloud.com: nodename nor servname provided, or not known Is it still working for anyone else?

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10.5: How to use ssh using 'Back to My Mac'
Authored by: taxi on Dec 04, '11 03:20:53PM

It's working for me right now.



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10.5: How to use ssh using 'Back to My Mac'
Authored by: ivanoats on Dec 04, '11 05:28:42PM

Yeah, it works now. I think it stopped working when I had my MobileMe username and password in my airport extreme. I took those out after iCloud and it started working again.



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