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Chapter 8. Networking > Remote Logins

8.5. Remote Logins

Through the Terminal application, you can log into other (usually Unix or Mac OS X) machines over a network and run command-line programs on them through a shell, just as Terminal lets you normally do with your own machine.

Programs you can use for this include telnet and ssh. You can find references to both in Chapter 28, but the general way to run them is to simply use telnet (or ssh) host. If host accepts the connection, you'll be prompted for a password. Once authenticated, the remote machine greets you with a shell prompt of its own. In the following example, the user chris is using ssh to connect from his local machine (named MyPB) to another Mac OS X machine on his local network (named natsu):


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