Chapter 10. Solutions in this chapter:

  • Using SSH on a Mac
  • Simplifying Key Management with the SSH Agent
  • Scripting Securely with SSH
  • Summary
  • Solutions Fast Track
  • Frequently Asked Questions


The Mac OS X operating system brings together portions of the Mac and BSD kernels along with Nextstep's object-oriented design and graphical-user interface. Such a diverse group of ancestors makes for a superb experience in which an easy-to-use and beautifully designed graphical interface and a powerful command line with a distinct Unix feel are both available in the same box.

OS X has included OpenSSH in its standard distribution since version 10.1. Most of what you've learned in this book about SSH can be applied immediately to the Mac. This ...

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