Accessing the student Linux servers

Requirements

Procedure

Connecting from the MFCF computer labs

  • the labs contain thin client terminals which can access the windows.student.math and┬áthe linux.student.math environments directly

Connecting from a personal Windows Computer

  • download and install PuTTY (or a different ssh client of your choice)
  • launch PuTTY and enter the command ssh UWuserid@linux.student.math.uwaterloo.ca and hit enter
  • enter your Nexus password when prompted and hit enter. You will be logged into the server.

Connecting from a personal Mac Computer

  • launch Terminal
  • enter the command ssh UWuserid@linux.student.math.uwaterloo.ca and hit enter
  • enter your Nexus password when prompted and hit enter. You will be logged into the server.

Specifications

Hostname Make/model CPUs Memory
linux.student.math pool
cpu13.student.math Dell PowerEdge M610

two Intel Xeon X5550 4-core 2.66 GHz (Nehalem EP)

48 GB
cpu15.student.math Dell PowerEdge R710 two Intel Xeon X5570 4-core 2.93 GHz (Nehalem EP) 96 GB