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Friday, April 13, 2012

my ssh password

Hey guys,



I am trying to turn in an assignment for my Java class via SSH however I am having issues trying to figure out what my own computer's login password is (the password I use normally to login to my computer is not working) ...i am currently connecting to ieng6.ucsd.edu (the remote server) and am trying to do a test where I copy a file from the remote server onto my own computer, here is the command I am using:



scp cs12@ieng6.ucsd.edu:/home/cs12/P3/Array12.java viratsingh@localhost:/Users/vs




i am prompted for the remote server login password, which I enter, and it accepts.

THEN, it asks for the viratsingh@localhost's password: at which point I enter the password I use to login to my mac when I boot up, make system changes, etc. and it says:



'Permission Denied. please try again.'



So i try it again, with the same login password that i usually use and after 3 attempts it flatly states;



'Permission denied (publickey,password,hostbased).'



What the hell is my remote mac password and how do I find it??



Thanks!



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