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SSH/SFTP/SCP

The department UNIX/Linux servers require the use of:

  • SSH (Secure Shell) client software for secure remote terminal login shell access.
  • SFTP (Secure Shell FTP) or SCP (Secure Shell Copy) client software for secure file transfers.
  • X Window System server software with SSH X11 tunnelling for securely running X11 graphical applications.

On Department-Managed Computers

Department-managed computers should already have SSH/SCP/SFTP client software pre-installed for immediate use.

Apple Mac OS X

  • Go to Applications -> Utilities -> Terminal.app -> At the prompt, type "ssh username@euclid.ucsd.edu". Substitute your Math Username for the username part.

Microsoft Windows

  • Go to Start menu -> All Programs -> SSH Secure Shell -> Secure Shell Client -> Click the "Quick Connect" button (or hit Enter) -> For the "Host Name:" field, type in "euclid.ucsd.edu" -> For the "User Name:" field, type in your Math Username -> Click the "Connect" button (or hit Enter) -> For the "Password:" prompt, type in your password -> Click the "OK" button (or hit Enter).

UNIX/Linux

  • Open a xterm or other terminal window/console -> At the prompt, type "ssh username@euclid.ucsd.edu". Substitute your Math Username for the username part.

On Self-Managed Computers

If your computer does not already have SSH/SFTP/SCP client software installed, download and install the following software:

For Apple Mac OS X

SSH

Apple Mac OS X comes with SSH pre-installed.

Go to Applications -> Utilities -> Terminal.app -> At the prompt, type "ssh username@euclid.ucsd.edu".

Use Software Update or manually download software updates to update to the latest SSH version.


SFTP/SCP

For a graphical SFTP client, download and install Cyberduck, Fetch, Fugu, or FileZilla.

Or use the pre-installed command-line "sftp" or "scp" clients from a Terminal.app window.


X Window System Server

For Mac OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion or newer, download and install XQuartz.

For Mac OS X 10.7 Lion or older, use the Apple X11 client under Applications -> Utilities -> X11.app. If X11.app is not already installed, download and install Apple X11.

To run X11 graphical programs, open a XQuartz.app/X11.app window -> At the prompt, type "ssh -X username@euclid.ucsd.edu" to login with automatic X11 port forwarding enabled. For X11 programs that require the use of trusted X11 forwarding, use the "-Y" flag instead of "-X".

For Microsoft Windows

SSH

Download and install SSH Secure Shell for Workstations or PuTTY.

(If you do not have local administrative privileges to install software on the Microsoft Windows computer you're using, download and install PuTTY since it can be run without an installation process first.)


SFTP/SCP

The SSH Secure Shell for Workstations software includes BOTH a SSH client (named Secure Shell Client) and a SFTP client (named Secure File Transfer Client).

For other graphical SFTP clients, download and install Cyberduck, WinSCP, or FileZilla.

(If you do not have local administrative privileges to install software on the Microsoft Windows computer you're using, download and install the "portable executables" version of WinSCP.)


X Window System Server

To run X11 graphical programs, use a Microsoft Windows X11 client such as Xming that can connect to the server using SSH (not via telnet, rlogin, rexec, or XDM).

For UNIX/Linux

SSH

Most Unix/Linux distributions come with SSH pre-installed.

Open a xterm or other terminal window/console -> At the prompt, type "ssh username@euclid.ucsd.edu".

If SSH is not already installed, read the system documentation on how to update your system or install OpenSSH.


SFTP/SCP

Use the command-line "sftp" or "scp" clients.


X Window System Server

To run Unix X11 graphical programs, open a xterm or other terminal window within a local X11 session, and type "ssh -X username@euclid.ucsd.edu" to login with automatic X11 port forwarding enabled. For X11 programs that require the use of trusted X11 forwarding, use the "-Y" flag instead of "-X".

For Web

SSH

If your web browser is Java-enabled, use the:

If Java is not already installed:


SFTP/SCP

Not available.

X Window System Server

Not available.

For Apple iOS

SSH

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SFTP/SCP

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X Window System Server

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