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What would cause SSH connections to fail when using `ssh://user@hostname` form but succeed with bare `user@hostname`?

I'm attempting to set up a git repository on our office server and make it accessible through SSH using public key authentication. I created a user git on the server and added two OpenSSH public keys ...
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Why does my hosts.deny not work on OSX 10.8? [closed]

For testing it I added these four lines to my /etc/hosts.deny file: # /etc/hosts.deny ssh-agent:ALL sshd:ALL   I waited some time and then I tried to gain ssh access to the loop-back IP address. ...
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How to properly configure OS X Server 10.7.4 for SSH (password)?

Is there a setting somewhere that overrides the user password for SSH? Whenever I try to login via password to my os x server I get an error message in secure.log -> Failed password for < ...
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hosts.deny ignored by MacOSX 10.8

I have been trying to set up my MacOS X Server, which I recently upgraded to Mountain Lion, to use denyhosts as I need to open port 22 to it. denyhosts is set up and adds entries to /etc/hosts.deny so ...
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On OS X Server, only admin users can access email

In OS X Lion Server, when I create admin users via the workgroup manager, they are allowed to log in remotely via ssh and they get email served by dovecot. However, if I remove the option "user can ...
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Slow git on Mac OS X server: can it be helped?

We've been running git over SSH on our Mac OS X server. (It happens to be a Mini.) Problem is, it's frightfully slow. We often see speeds under 100KiB/s for cloning repositories from this server, and ...
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IPFW settings to allow trusted client to connect to Mac (e.g., over ssh)

I have the following ipfw settings on my Mac OS X 10.4 Tiger: 00100 allow ip from any to 123.123.123.123 00110 allow tcp from any to 123.123.123.123 00120 allow udp from any to 123.123.123.123 00130 ...
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Unable to force restart mac server by remote because no free ram left

I have a Mac server and now I'm unable to remote or even to SSH to reboot since its out of free ram and I can't use SSH to force it restart or not even be able to remote to the screen to restart the ...
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SSH connection gives no prompt, unresponsive

I'm ssh'ing from my OSX laptop to an OSX server. It worked a couple of days ago. Now, when I try and connect, no text is output. My session (with -v option) looks like: ~ $ ssh myserver ... ...
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on SSH login, get message 'Could not chdir to home directory"

I am SSHing into a Mac OS X server running Tiger. When I log in I get put in the root directory and shown this message: Could not chdir to home directory : No such file or directory My $HOME ...
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OS X 10.4 Server, adding an email user on the command line

I have an XServe running OS X 10.4 Server. Is it possible to add a new email user from a terminal (I only have SSH access normally)? Also, is it possible to add a new mail virtual host from the ...