SshResident and SshRegister are both set to be active at startup. Do they need to remain active and if so - what do they do?
SSH is integral to macOS to securely perform Unix commands, to connect remotely, to effect passwordless logins when you turn on your Mac, all manor of network services.
The built-in Terminal app is an SSH client.
Thanks - I’ll keep them enabled - appreciate the quick response
While @bowline is right about SSH being part of the operating system, I have
Remote Login (that is, SSH) enabled on my laptop running Mojave, and I don’t have files named
SSHRegister on my system.
It might be worth looking into.
For instance, you could disable them, reboot, and see if there is anything you can’t do.
Another odd thing is that Google search doesn’t turn up much of anything. I found mention in conjunction with Fujitsu on this thread.
Just checked the processes. I have:
PID USER PRI NI VIRT RES S CPU% MEM% TIME+ Command 423 lars 8 0 4775M 17956 ? 0.1 0.2 9:41.98 /Applications/ScanSnapHomeMain.app/Contents/Helpers/SshResident.app/Contents/MacOS/SshResident -psn_0_139298 433 lars 17 0 4771M 21732 ? 0.0 0.3 0:26.29 /Applications/ScanSnapHomeMain.app/Contents/Helpers/SshRegister.app/Contents/MacOS/SshRegister -psn_0_147492
So, they are both part of ScanSnap Home.