Monday, June 13


Adventures In Ubuntuland

I changed some of the settings on my Ubuntu Venial Vermin VM, and broke it.  Rather than fiddle with it for an unknown amount of time, I zapped it and built a new one.

And found that Ubuntu desktop by default doesn't even install SSHD.

And once I got that working, and tweaked the settings on my terminal emulator (XShell) so it would work, realised that using the same OpenSSH-specific settings might allow me to SSH cleanly into Taiga, my iMac.

And they did.  Had that Mac for six months and only now am I able to log in remotely directly from Windows.  (Logging in from Linux always worked, because it was OpenSSH on both ends.)

Not much to show for a three-day weekend, though.

Posted by: Pixy Misa at 05:13 PM | Comments (2) | Add Comment | Trackbacks (Suck)
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1 Convert your normal openssh key (id_rsa) to putty format and then add it under Connection->SSH->Auth and you're good to go.
As in, the private part of the public key that you put into authorized_keys on the Mac.

Posted by: Mad Mike at Wednesday, June 15 2016 08:21 AM (2+r2s)

2 Yep.  MacOS is Unix, but Apple have to make it just different enough to be annoying.  Doesn't help that until I got the new iMac late last year, my last Mac was a 15 year old Power Mac G4.

Posted by: Pixy Misa at Wednesday, June 15 2016 05:09 PM (PiXy!)

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