Remote Login to Department Accounts
For this course, you have an account on the educational computer systems of the Department of Computer Science. There are two types of system, Linux and Windows. Each can be accessed remotely. The general help page may be too much information. The most relevant information for login is:
- There are three computer labs where you can log in directly to Linux and Windows machines:
301 MLH (top floor of MacLean Hall)
B5 MLH (basement of MacLean Hall)
- 346 SH (Schaeffer Hall)
To log in to Windows, you need to use the VMWare View Client and perhaps the University's "UI Anywhere" service. Some information about this is found here and here, including links on how to install the software on different types of computers.
To log in to a department's Linux computer from Windows, you need to get something called the "NoMachine Client" (also called NX), which you should obtain following these instructions. Of course, if you are on one of the department's Windows machines, the NX Client is already installed for you.
To log in to a department Linux computer from your own Linux computer, you can follow these instructions, but you will get a terminal window (using Secure Shell) rather than the "look and feel" of being in the Lab, in person.
If you would like to log in to a department Linux machine from your own Linux computer, but also see the desktop as if in the lab, you'll have to obtain NX Client software and experiment to get that working. The NX Client software can be rather slow, compared to using the Secure Shell method, if you are connected to the internet by a low-bandwidth link.