This Information is Intended for: Faculty, Staff, Students
Last Updated: May 23, 2016
Mac OS X has a built-in SSH client called Terminal which can be used to connect to remote servers. By default, Terminal.app is located in Applications > Utilities folder. Double-click on the icon to start the client.
Using Terminal for SSH
At the prompt type:
To save a remote connection (so that you don't have to type in the command every time):
- Select Shell then New Remote Connection... from the top menu
- Under the Server column, click on the + icon to add a new connection.
- Enter the hostname when prompted by the dialog.
- Enter your username in the User field and click Connect.
If you want to upload files to the Sparky UNIX server on a Mac, follow these directions:
If you are on a SINC Site Mac, start here. If you are using your personal Mac, skip to Step 4.
1. From the Mac desktop, click Finder.
2. On the left-hand side, click Internet Applications
3. Click Fetch (SFTP-FTP) from the list of applications.
4. Enter the following information in the New Connection window then click Connect.
- Hostname: sparky.ic.sunysb.edu
- Username: Your NetID
- Connect using: SFTP
- Password: Your NetID password
5. Once you have connected to Sparky, click the www folder.
6. Drag and drop your .htm or .html files into your 'www' folder to make them available on your Sparky web space.