Bluish Coder

Programming Languages, Martials Arts and Computers. The Weblog of Chris Double.


The Apple Mac OS X operating system has SSH installed by default but the SSH daemon is not enabled. This means you can't login remotely or do remote copies until you enable it.

To enable it, go to 'System Preferences'. Under 'Internet & Networking' there is a 'Sharing' icon. Run that. In the list that appears, check the 'Remote Login' option.

This starts the SSH daemon immediately and you can remotely login using your username. The 'Sharing' window shows at the bottom the name and IP address to use. You can also find this out using 'whoami' and 'ifconfig' from the Terminal application.