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; only the Linux machines can be accessed in person. The general [http://www.divms.uiowa.edu/help/ 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 machines:
301 MLH (top floor of MacLean Hall)
B5 MLH (basement of MacLean Hall)
- 346 SH (Schaeffer Hall)
To log in to Windows, use "Remote Desktop" and specify termserv.divms.uiowa.edu Unfortunately, this is not the same Windows you get when in the 301 MLH Lab, which has lots of Windows 7 machines. Some Python software is only offered on the Windows 7 computers in the lab.
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 [http://www.divms.uiowa.edu/help/windows/nomachine/ 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 [http://www.divms.uiowa.edu/help/msstart/remote.html 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 [http://www.nomachine.com/download.php 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.