Phillip Pearson - web + electronics notes

tech notes and web hackery from a new zealander who was vaguely useful on the web back in 2002 (see: python community server, the blogging ecosystem, the new zealand coffee review, the internet topic exchange).


Mac OS X SSH configuration

At work we're trying to find an embedded processor that's fast enough for an app we've been working on for a while, and my current task is to get an old G3 iMac (400 MHz) to run it.

I finally figured out how to get SSH running. All you need to do is edit /etc/hostconfig and change:




Now you can start the service with:

sudo /System/Library/StartupItems/SSH/SSH

It should also come up on boot. I spent ages messing around generating host keys etc before finding that directory!

Also, to free lots of memory (and bring your Mac down to the level of a fresh BSD install):

killall nfsiod cupsd lookupd DirectoryService SecurityServer ATSServer coreservicesd automount crashreporterd mDNSResponder

Don't kill netinfod though or you won't be able to log in!
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