All of the following directions assume the initial step of your computer being connected to the Internet. If your machine is not connected to the Internet or you do not have Internet access, then connecting to the remote host will fail.
To connect to remote hosts like Glue, on or off campus, you can use Secure Shell (ssh) or Secure File Transfer Protocol (sftp). SSH & SFTP encrypts all information, like your username and password, over the network. This cuts down on the chances that your information could be snooped.
Mac OS X has a built-in Using SSH with Terminal in Mac OS X that supports SSH. To connect, open the terminal application. Then, type: