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How do you run a ssh server on Mac OS X?

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In System Preferences under Sharing, there is an option for Remote Login.

This will run sshd at startup (through launchd) and enable SSH access with standard options. To tweak the sshd options, edit /etc/sshd_config (you'll need to do this in a sudo shell or via sudo vi /etc/sshd_config).

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Unfortunately, that config file won't allow you to edit the port used. To change the port, see serverfault.com/a/67616/102900. –  Tyler Collier Oct 23 '13 at 17:08
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Go to System Preferences -> Sharing, enable Remote Login.

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