Mac OS X: ssh with the Terminal app

Mac OS X already comes with a Terminal application. You can use it for a dumb terminal session. (I do this for most of my work.)

Launch the terminal session (found under Applications->Utilities->Terminal). Inside the terminal window, type

    ssh <username>@orion.physics.utah.edu
or choose one of the other lab servers. You can run emacs in dumb-terminal mode by typing
    emacs -nw <file>
Notice that we use -nw to tell emacs not to bother opening an new window and we don't put the process in the background with &. You will need to use the arrow keys and emacs keyboard shortcut keys to navigate in the emacs window.