[CoLoCo] ssh but kind of a mac question so please forgive

Jim Hutchinson jim at ubuntu-rocks.org
Wed Sep 24 20:03:47 BST 2008

On Wed, Sep 24, 2008 at 10:48 AM, David Overcash
<funnylookinhat at gmail.com>wrote:

> Or possibly try creating a directory for your "root" user...  I'm not sure
> what that user account is called by default on a mac, probably just root.
> So on a mac that would be making your .ssh at /Users/root/.ssh
> Then throw all of your keys into there?

Thanks Kevin and David. That makes sense. The trick, however, is finding the
root path. I am not seeing anything suggesting a root account or path to
one. Nothing is listed under /Users except me, guest and shared and no
hidden one either (at least none shows with ls -a). I will just have to
figure out where to put the key. One thing I'd much rather do than copy my
private key to my work computer is to tell it to look on a usb drive. Some
posted a command for that so I'll give it a try. Should work with sudo too
right? I think this is it...

sudo ssh -i /path/to/usbdrive/privatekey -D 80 -p 5151 user at remotehost

I will give this a try and see what happens.


Jim (Ubuntu geek extraordinaire)
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