Most computational systems at Carnegie are based on Linux. Secure Shell (ssh) provides an encrypted and authenticated means of connecting to Linux systems.
- (Optional) Download and install XQuartz if you plan on using graphical applications
Open the Terminal application from Applications -> Utilities
Enter the command ssh -XYC username@hostname, where username is your Carnegie username and hostname is the hostname of the server you are trying to connect to (e.g. ssh.dpb.ciw.edu). If you are off-site and trying to connect to internal linux servers, you may need to be connected to the DPB/DGE VPN
The -XYC flags enable compressed X11 forwarding (needed to run graphical applications). These flags can be omitted if not using graphical applications, and/or XQuartz is not installed)
If this is your first time connecting to the server, it'll ask you to accept the server's identity key. Enter "yes"
- Enter your username when prompted. If the system is protected by Duo, you'll be asked to verify the connection with your 2-factor device (either a code or authorizing via a push response)
You are now logged in. On most Carnegie systems, you'll be presented with the current system status. You can access this information again via the "dynmotd" command