SSH, or secure shell, is used to access a remote terminal/machine. You may SSH into the CS department from an external computer using ssh For example, if your CS username was hpotter1:


You can also SSH from one lab computer to another lab computer. To SSH from machine to machine (mew), inside the CS network:

ssh mew

You can also SSH into specific machines from outside the CS network. Here's an example of connecting to a machine called cheese:


Applications that require a graphics window, such as editors, browsers, or anything that pops open a new window, will not always work if run through SSH. This requires you to enable X forwarding with the -X option.

ssh -X [yourusername]

See our remote access page for more examples of this, and additional software you might need if using a mac or windows computer.

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