Agent SSH

Earlier I posted a link back to a SecurityFocus article on getting started with public key authentication for SSH. A follow up article now shows how to implement ssh-agent to automate authentication.

Both articles have nice examples posted and use OpenSSH, which by the way is pre-installed and ready to use with each copy of Mac OS X. I SSH just about everything nowadays, from file server uploads to just getting around my home network.

SSH is available as SFTP in Dreamweaver, although it only allows authentication via user id/password and not through public key. Well, at least with SSH, your passwords are encrypted in transit.

Other Mac OS X clients that support SSH include MacSSH, RBrowser, Fugu, Interarchy, and a host of others.

Old-school FTP is so last decade, and telnet has gone the way of the dodo.