Here are some notes on using Zoo machines remotely:
1. Terminal access
Date: Mon, 13 Dec 2004 14:34:19 -0500 (EST) From: Jim Faulkner <firstname.lastname@example.org> Subject: Accessing the Zoo Hello all, I've been asked to write up a quick guide on how to access the Linux computers in the Zoo. For those who need this information, please read on. There are 2 ways of accessing the Zoo nodes, by walking up to one and logging in on the console (the computers are located on the 3rd floor of AKW), or by connecting remotely via SSH. Telnet access is not allowed. SSH clients for various operating systems are available here: http://www.yale.edu/software/ Mac OSX comes with an SSH client by default. A good choice for an SSH client if you run Microsoft Windows is PuTTY: http://www.chiark.greenend.org.uk/~sgtatham/putty/ With the exception of a few legacy accounts, the Zoo uses your campus-wide NetID and password for login access. However, you must sign up for a Zoo account before access is allowed. To sign up for a Zoo account, go to this web page: http://zoo.cs.yale.edu/accounts.html Then login with your campus-wide NetID and password. You may choose a different shell, or set up your account to be enrolled in a class if that is appropriate for you, but neither is necessary. Just click "Submit". Within an hour, your Zoo account will be created, and you will receive more information via e-mail about how to access the Zoo. Users cannot log into zoo.cs.yale.edu (the central file server) directly, they must log into one of the Zoo nodes. Following is the list of Zoo nodes: aphid.zoo.cs.yale.edu lion.zoo.cs.yale.edu bumblebee.zoo.cs.yale.edu macaw.zoo.cs.yale.edu cardinal.zoo.cs.yale.edu monkey.zoo.cs.yale.edu chameleon.zoo.cs.yale.edu newt.zoo.cs.yale.edu cicada.zoo.cs.yale.edu peacock.zoo.cs.yale.edu cobra.zoo.cs.yale.edu perch.zoo.cs.yale.edu cricket.zoo.cs.yale.edu python.zoo.cs.yale.edu frog.zoo.cs.yale.edu rattlesnake.zoo.cs.yale.edu gator.zoo.cs.yale.edu rhino.zoo.cs.yale.edu giraffe.zoo.cs.yale.edu scorpion.zoo.cs.yale.edu grizzly.zoo.cs.yale.edu swan.zoo.cs.yale.edu hare.zoo.cs.yale.edu termite.zoo.cs.yale.edu hippo.zoo.cs.yale.edu tick.zoo.cs.yale.edu hornet.zoo.cs.yale.edu tiger.zoo.cs.yale.edu jaguar.zoo.cs.yale.edu tucan.zoo.cs.yale.edu koala.zoo.cs.yale.edu turtle.zoo.cs.yale.edu ladybug.zoo.cs.yale.edu viper.zoo.cs.yale.edu leopard.zoo.cs.yale.edu zebra.zoo.cs.yale.edu If you have already created an account, you can SSH directly to one of the above computers and log in with your campus-wide NetID and password. You can also SSH to node.zoo.cs.yale.edu, which will connect you to a random Zoo node. Feel free to contact me if you have any questions about the Zoo. thanks, Jim Faulkner Zoo Systems Administrator
2. GUI access
(These notes from Debayan Gupta.)
For Mac or Linux users, typing "ssh -X netID@node.zoo.cs.yale.edu" into a terminal and then running "nautilus" will produce an X window interface.
When on Windows, I usually use XMing (I've included a step-by-step guide at the end of this mail).
Step-by-step guide to XMIng:
You can download Xming from here: http://sourceforge.net/projects/xming/
Download and install. Do NOT launch Xming at the end of your installation.
Once you've installed Xming, go to your start menu and find XLaunch (it should be in the same folder as Xming).
1. Start XLaunch, and select "Multiple Windows". Leave "Display Number" as its default value. Click next.
2. Select "Start a program". Click next.
3. Type "nautilus" (or "terminal", if you want a terminal) into the "Start Program" text area. Select "Using PuTTY (plink.exe)".
4. Type in the name of the computer (use "node.zoo.cs.yale.edu") in the "Connect to computer" text box.
5. Type in your netID in the "Login as user" text box (you can leave the password blank). Click next.
6. Make sure "Clipboard" is ticked. Leave everything else blank. Click next.
7. Click "Save Configuration". When saving, make sure your filename ends with ".xlaunch" - this will let you connect with a click (you won't need to do all this every time you connect).
8. Click Finish.
9. You will be prompted for your password - enter it. Ignore any security warnings.
10. You now have a remote connection to the Zoo.
For more options and information, you can go to: http://www.straightrunning.com/XmingNotes/