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UBC Mathematics: MathNet FAQ [Remote Login]



UBC Mathematics: MathNet FAQ [Remote Login]




Question: How do I log in to a MathNet Unix machine from a remote network?
Author: Joseph Tam
Date: Feb. 26, 2008

Our public Unix workstation support remote logins using ssh (secure shell). You ought to be able to find various ssh terminal applications, either on our FTP site

http://www.math.ubc.ca/~ftp/clients/
ftp://ftp.math.ubc.ca/clients/
or other sites on the Internet. Ssh applications are usually installed on most versions of Unix so additional software is rarely required.

If you are stuck using a computer that you cannot install software on, but it has a Java enabled browser, you can try the application found on our Internal web site:

https://secure.math.ubc.ca//Internal/All/Ssh/

A word of caution: if you use a computer that you do not know the state of (i.e. you are unsure of the how secure the machine is or how well the machine has been locked down), then you run the risk of divulging your password if viruses/malware/keystrokers are present.

 
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