(Latest Revision -- 2015/09/06)
Getting Remote-Login and File-Transfer Capability On A Personal Computer
This is some information to help you if you want to use your home computer to
connect to a CS Department workstation over the Internet.
YOU NEED REMOTE LOGIN (SSH) AND FILE TRANSFER (SFTP) SOFTWARE:
The remote-login software allows you to login to a CS workstation from home
using your personal computer.
If you want to do such things as compose a program at home and then transfer
it to a CS computer to compile and test it, you should have file transfer
software for copying your program from one computer to the other.
MAYBE THE CS DEPARTMENT CAN HELP:
Check out the
information at the bottom of the page here with titles containing the
words Remote Access and Transfer Files.
If you are running Mac OS X then you probably have ssh and sftp 'built in'.
Run the Terminal application in /Applications/Utilities. After that it should
be just a matter of entering a command like
except that you type your own user name instead of "joeuser" and you type the
name of the computer to which you want to connect instead of "bippie".
You can ask me or Deep Gill if you have questions about this.
MAYBE YOUR ISP CAN HELP:
If you have an Internet service provider you might want to try getting in
touch with the support personnel. Ask if they can furnish you with ssh and
sftp software. They might have some good recommendations about which software
to get, and they might offer to answer questions about the software when you