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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 <james.faulkner@yale.edu>
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 

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:

Mac OSX comes with an SSH client by default.  A good choice for an SSH 
client if you run Microsoft Windows is 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:
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 
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.

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).

For transferring files, I use CoreFTP (http://www.coreftp.com). FileZilla (http://filezilla-project.org/) is another option.

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/


2014-06-17 11:58