|The best place for this post would be in the UNIX or Linux forum. I'll take a quick kick at helping you as I've been learning UNIX/Linux but I am definitely NOT a guru..........lol|
First the following from your post:
When I am logged in on one UNIX box with a user account but need to ssh into another as root, or as a user account on that box, I use the following:
In your case you have "mycomp". If that's the name of a PC (ie: a PC's hostname), that's the problem. You can directly connect to another UNIX/Linux box via ssh as follows if you have an identical user account on the target as the one you're logged in as on the box you'd be ssh'ing from:
or by using the hostname:
Does that help?
In a nutshell, you can connect using "ssh user@IP_Address" or "ssh user@Hostname" but you can't connect "ssh hostname@IP_Address"
Never forget, the manual has all kinds of helpful info so a simple man ssh from the command line will give you the manual page for ssh. Also, google provides you with a great resource.