SOC Linux Machines and Access OptionsEstimated Reading Time: 2 Minutes
The McAdams 110A general lab provides both windows and Linux-based systems. The first row of tables are Windows-based systems, rows 2 and 3 are Linux-based. You should be able to access both the building and McAdams 110A using your university ID card 24 hours a day.
A good way to access school systems over the network is via a program called ssh.
For Windows, one SSH client that is recommended by CCIT is called PuTTY and can be downloaded for free from http://www.putty.org
For Linux and Mac systems, ssh should be a built in command, so if you need to ssh, you will open terminal type ssh and then the machine that you are trying to log into. For example: ssh koala10.cs.clemson.edu
If you are off campus, you cannot directly SSH to these machines, you must first do one of two things:
- Connect to the VPN (instructions here: https://hdkb.clemson.edu/phpkb/article.php?id=64)
- SSH into access1 or access2 first, and then ssh again into the machine you need using the same format as above.
To ssh into the access machines, you will use the command "ssh firstname.lastname@example.org" where username will be replaced with your actual Clemson username
It should ask you for your Clemson password, and be aware that when you type your password, the cursor will not move or appear as if it is typing, but this is normal and once you have finished typing your password simply hit enter, and it should log you in.
Below are a list of machines that are accessible:
Hostnames Location OS Architecture CPU Cores Mem --------------------------------------------------------------------------- ada1..17 McAdams 110A Ubuntu 16.04 x86_64 i5 4 x 3.40GHz 16GB babbage1..33 Barre B108 Ubuntu 16.04 x86_64 i7 4 x 3.40GHz 8GB joey1..20 n/a Ubuntu 16.04 x86_64 i7 4 x 3.40GHz 16GB cerf1..28 McAdams 110D Ubuntu 16.04 x86_64 i5 4 x 3.40GHz 16GB titan1..5 n/a Ubuntu 16.04 x86_64 E5 4 x 3.00GHz 32GB newton n/a Ubuntu 16.04 x86_64 Xeon 24 x 2.40GHz 96GB * Off-campus SSH access: access.cs.clemson.edu * General information can be found at http://www.cs.clemson.edu/help * Questions or problems regarding Unix systems should be addressed to email@example.com or the friendly folks in 111, 126, 135, or 137 McAdams
For Windows, another alternative to using SSH is X-Win32 which is a remote Linux desktop. It is available for free through the university, and instructions on downloading it can be found here: https://ccit.clemson.edu/support/faculty-staff/software/individual-licenses/?id=506&l=1
For further instructions on how to actually use X-Win32, please see the following: https://www.cs.clemson.edu/help/xwin32.html
Lastly, you may choose to use VirtualBox instead, which should work on Windows or Mac as an alternative to SSH. More instructions can be found here: https://www.cs.clemson.edu/help/linux-workshop/