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How to remote access any PC from another PC using SSH

5 years ago

SSH basically stands for Secure Shell and it is used to gain remote access to any other PC from the command line application and it might be useful for monitoring and accessing your children’s cyber activities or in retrieval of any lost PC. You can try this with the Cygwin terminal (on Windows) and the default Terminal app (on OS X, Linux or any other UNIX based system). The command that you need to enter to gain access into the targeted system is tad simple and it’s only one line command:

ssh hostname@ip

Yes, you do need to know the IP address, user name and the password of the user’s computer that you like to gain access. In the case of OS X, you’ll need to enable SSH from the settings app, under the Sharing section and selecting/checking the Remote login checkbox. If you haven’t guessed it already, you do need to need to install any third-party addons or software for SSH to work on Linux or OS X because it already comes preloaded with it. After you’ve gained access, you can view the user’s activities, kill any programs, make the OS X speak, or what not using the UNIX or Apple Script commands. You check out some of the commonly used commands from the following links:

Generally for UNIX

Apple Script Commands

Watch the video tutorial attached below access to get a full glimpse at SSH and how to work with it.



Mohammed Haashir

Mohammed Haashir is a tech geek from India with a thriving interest and passion towards developing applications, websites and games. He aims to deliver quality content through his products and blog with a deep emphasis towards aesthetics and accessibility. He founded the blog and YouTube channel- iBlune in 2012 with the goal to teach people how they can utilise technology to make their living. It has since then grown to a larger sector and the blog was then renamed to Haashir.in under the tagline of "Tech lessons informalized".


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