Tag Archives: encryption

Remote Desktop over ssh tunnel

This is a quick little post to show off some of the capabilities of an ssh tunnel. So, the back story. Earlier today, i was having a problem. There is a server on lcsd2.org that i needed gui (Apple Remote Desktop) access to. In the past, there is an ipsec based vpn i could use that was as simple as a single mouse click. Unfortunately, UW has decided, for whatever reason, that outbound ipsec tunnels shouldn’t be allowed. I can’t connect. However, i do have ssh access to a server on the inside of the network, and thats how this works. Read more »

ssh key-based authentication.

This is a guide for setting up key-based authentication on the mac.

Key-based authentication is an alternative way of authenticating over ssh. Instead of a user name and password, you use a public/private key pair and authenticate this way. A user can optionally be specified as well.

To begin you’ll need to open Terminal.app in your Applications/Utilities folder.

Issue the following command into terminal:

mkdir ~/.ssh

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