With the release of macOS 10.13 High Sierra Apple has decided to remove basic Telnet and FTP support from their flagship operating system, mainly due to security concerns. While reading over some forum post I came across post like this one.
“Apple in all their “infinite” wisdom has decided to remove Telnet and FTP from their command line tools. Now this is so brain dead, I can’t believe it! I read a few forums where people were like, “Well use SSH and SFTP instead. Telnet is not secure.” Who the F**K are you to tell me what tool to use? I work with devices every day that have nothing but telnet and don’t have SSH on them! Apple has basically decided to screw developers and cripple their Unix.”
Well it’s not the end of the world you know, their are other solutions to bring these basic tools back to your Mac. One of the easiest and simplest solutions is to spend $15.00 and purchase a PuTTY for Mac license. PuTTY has support for SSH, FTP, SFTP, Telnet, rlogin and more.
Purchase Putty 8.7.0 now and have Telnet SSH FTP SCP on your Mac made easy!
We are now working on version 8.0 of Putty for Mac and continue to make progress, sense our 7.5 release we have fixed two window bugs, added a exit confirmation dialog when closing a session. Version 8.0 will be signed by Apple Inc. as being developed by a known developer, this will fix the security warnings and make the installation and running Putty smoother. Continue reading Putty for Mac version 8.0 status update
Recently there were multiple requests to provide experimental OS X 64 bit packages. I decided to give it a try and updated our build system and cross compiling tool-chain during the last days. Luckily the whole idea turned out to be less difficult than I thought, and I can now present you the first 64-bit Wine packages for testing. It would be great to have some testers to find out if I made a mistake during the packaging and to evaluate how good the OS X 64 bit support already works, despite the GS segment / TEB problem.
You can find the Wine-Staging 2.6 development build here
. I didn’t use the WineHQ url because those packages are really in a very early stage, so I would like to have some more testers first before we push it to the users. The pkg installer will now provide you with an option to enable 64 bit support.
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