Interactive login

Interactive login

Interactive logon to a UGent server means that you can access the server remotely. You can then use the server by entering commands specific to that computer (e.g. Unix commands).

Protocol

Secure Shell (SSH) is the protocol that enables data encryption of data, so your password can not be intercepted. SSH replaces older protocols such as telnet and rlogin, and is also the name of a client program that applies the protocol.

SSH can also be used for secured data transfer, e.g. by using the program WinSCP (secure copy program for Windows).

Access to central disk space

Central disk space can be accessed interactively, both on helios and (possibly) on your own Unix environments (Linux client or department server).
Note: mounting is not done by default. You must do it yourself, on helios via newns or on your own Unix environment using mount.cifs.

  1. Interactive access to personal disk space (H:-drive)

    • Connect with helios
    • Typ "newns -i" [enter]
      The following message appears: INFO: mount /files/username
    • Enter your password

      Note:: If exceptionally, you still have data in the $HOME on the former allserv and/or genix servers these filesystems will be mounted and the following message(s) will appear:
      INFO: mount /allserv/username
      INFO: mount /genix/username

    • Go to the H:-drive using the command "cd /files/username/home"

      Note: If exceptionally, you still have data in the $HOME on the former allserv and/or genix servers use the commands "cd /allserv/username" and/or "cd /genix/username.

  2. Interactive access to shared disk space (shares): on helios you use the command "newns -i" to access the global namespace: "cd /files/username".

  3. Interactive access to personal web space (users.ugent.be) and shared web space (webshares): a server with the name webssh was set up.

    • "ssh" to webssh (log in using your personal account)
    • next enter "s2s sharename"

    Note: on the webssh server you cannot mount any other filesystems!