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    ssh not connecting to a non-root user

    I have an iMac running Mac OS X 10.5.6, running on my local network with a fixed IP 192.168.0.98. On this machine I have two users: "john" who has the root privileges and "mary" who is a regular user. When John executes: ssh mary@localhost he gets asked three times...
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    "/home" vs. "/Users" directories under Leopard

    Thanks for the hint about the link: http://www.tipstrs.com/tip/1821/Fix--home-directory-after-installing-Leopard I did google but maybe I did not use the right search words :-(. Notice that I did not refute your answer; I would just like to know what this directory is for!
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    "/home" vs. "/Users" directories under Leopard

    Sorry but this is a somewhat bureaucratic answer. So far I did not see a technical explanation for the existence of this strange empty directory "/home" which cannot be modified even by the 'root'. It did not exist under Mac OS 10.4 (at least not under the one running on PowerPC). What is its...
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    "/home" vs. "/Users" directories under Leopard

    Yes that's obvious but it does not solve the problem. This difference between Mac OS and usual Linux/Unix installations makes things more complicated for users of multiple machines and operating systems. In case of Windows this would be a minor issue because it is so different to start with...
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    "/home" vs. "/Users" directories under Leopard

    I was using until recently a PowerPC running Mac OS X 10.4.11. Since I maintain my directories synchronized all the time between Linux running on another machine and this PowerPC, I created a link: /home -> /Users so that all my scrpits and links (like /home/....) would work properly...
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