SSH: Terminal access
Linux, Mac and other (non-Windows)
Users should have an ssh client already installed. Just run the following command in a terminal:
where “username” is the username that will be provided to you.
Users are recommended to install the PuTTY program and run it in SSH mode using the same address above to connect.
First login: Changing your password
The first time that you log into your account you will immediately be prompted to change your password. You will be asked for your original password again and then you will need to enter in a new password twice. After this you will be logged out. You will then be able to log into the system with your new password.
File Transfer: Getting files to/from your cluster account
There are two ways to transfer data to/from your account on the cluster:
1. SCP: Secure Copy
Examples of using the command line are:
scp -p file_name email@example.com:destination/directory
or for a full directory tree:
scp -pr dir_name firstname.lastname@example.org:destination/directory
2. CIFS Share:
If you are on a University of Maine System network then you can mount your home directory as a Share (on a Mac system) or a Mapped Drive (on a Windows system). You first need to change your CIFS password from the temporary one I initially sent you. To do this, once you ssh in to Viz2 run the following command:
ssh cifs smbpasswd
It will ask for your old password which will be the same temporary password that you were given when your account was first created. Then it will ask for a new password twice.
After that you can Map a drive in Windows to:
with username your_account_name and then your new password. For a Mac share use
First time use warning: if you have a new account and you have not used SSH to login yet you will not be able to use SCP to copy files to the system. This is because the first time you login to the system it will require you to change your password and you cannot do this with an SCP client.
See also How to Connect by VNC to your HPC Account
Marconi Cluster support and user account support contact Steve Cousins
If you find that there is information missing or would like to see added please contact Ami Gaspar