SSH access to
    bobby.cs.unlv.edu (131.216.23.6)
    cardiac.cs.unlv.edu (131.216.23.8)
    java.cs.unlv.edu (131.216.23.15)
via Internet is presently available.
We may change policies and procedures for remote access to handle the load as need arises.
You can get the 3.2.9 version of Secure Shell Client  executable (.exe) for windows.
This is a non-commercial version for free. Download Now
Download the SSHSecureShellClient-3.2.9.exe
 
 
LINUX
WINDOWS
How to Use SSH  (in a terminal ):
  • To connect to a remote machine; use the following commands. For example if you would like to connect to our general purpose login machine --host names: bobby.cs.unlv.edu or cardiac.cs.unlv.edu
prompt# ssh username@bobby.cs.unlv.edu
or
prompt# ssh username@cardiac.cs.unlv.edu
  • After entering the above command a prompt will follow: 
NOTE: If this is the first time that you have connected to bobby/cardiac from your machine, SSH will give you an authenticity warning as folllows...
The authenticity of hosts 'bobby.cs.unlv.edu (131.216.23.6)' or 'cardiac.cs.unlv.edu (131.216.23.8)' can't be established. RSA key fingerprint is
xodif-lolyn-bohuh-foleg-cokec-boged-hihaf-helam-mosim-feros-pyxix

Are you sure you want to continue connecting (yes/no)?
  • Type " yes " otherwise you will not be able to connect to the desired host or machine.
  • Now ssh will require you password, enter it at this time and you are ready to use bobby.
Setting up your Xhost:
Sometimes when remotely logged in to bobby you may be unable to
use graphical applications. For example if you are you are
connecting to bobby from a sunblade machine (A311) you will
not be able to run programs that require a graphical interface.
To resolve this problem use xhost, a command described below.

xhost:
Is a server access control program, which means that graphical
interfaces from a remote machine can be access through the
local machine.   For example If you want emacs to open with a graphical
interface, this is what you do:

From a local machine (currently log on) use:
        prompt# xhost +[hostdesired]

Log on to the host desired and use the following commands for the shell being use.
for CSH:
       prompt# setenv  DISPLAY  [machinename]:0.0

for BASH:
       prompt# export  DISPLAY=[machinename]:0.0

After loggin out of desired host, use this command to close the xhost.
       xhost -
For more useful commands print your own copy of our new LINUX COMMAND REFRENCE sheet. especially made for linux users in B361 

How to use SSH client (graphical):
  • First open the SSH client program  by double-clicking on the  your desktop or by going to Start --> Programs --> Secure Shell Client.

  • Once your have the program opened, hit the SPACEBAR or ENTER key.

  • You will get a window asking for  hostname & username.

  • If you are trying to connect to bobby use:
    hostname:    bobby.cs.unlv.edu
    username:    yourloginname

  • If you are trying to connect to cardiac use:
    hostname:    cardiac.cs.unlv.edu
    username:    yourloginname

NOTE: If this is the first time that you have connected to bobby/cardiac from your machine, SSH will give you an authenticity warning as folllows...
The authenticity of hosts 'bobby.cs.unlv.edu (131.216.23.6)' or 'cardiac.cs.unlv.edu (131.216.23.8)' can't be established. RSA key fingerprint is
xodif-lolyn-bohuh-foleg-cokec-boged-hihaf-helam-mosim-feros-pyxix

Are you sure you want to continue connecting (yes/no)?
  • Select " yes " otherwise you will not be able to connect to the desired host or machine.
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 Department of Computer Science
 Howard R. Hughes College of Engineering
 UNLV