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Hi,

I just set up my account, set up a starter application, linked to my domainname, and set up a website. So far so good.

I'm having problems getting ssh access, though, and I don't have much experience will this, so I'm afraid I might be doing something stupid. I set up my SSH password in WebFaction, opened up Terminal (I'm on a Mac, OSX), and entered
         ssh username@username.webfactional.com
(where "username" is the account name that I log into WebFaction with). That returned an error message: "ssh: Could not resolve hostname username.webfactional.com: nodename nor servname provided, or not known".

What am I doing wrong?

Thanks,
Karen

asked 20 Dec '10, 15:53

Karen McNeil
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Nevermind, I just tried it a different way and it worked:

ssh -l username web167.webfaction.com
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answered 20 Dec '10, 15:58

Karen McNeil
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Glad to hear you got it working. Any domain that is pointing to the server or its IP will work.

(20 Dec '10, 16:15) johns

username.webfactional.com should be working, but only if it is mounted to an application with a website record, otherwise it points to a default server and not your server.

(20 Dec '10, 16:16) johns
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