How do I remotely connect to a Linux computer?

You can connect to various linux computers on campus remotely by utilizing Secure Shell (SSH). OS X and most Linux distributions will already have an SSH Client and on Windows; we suggest you use PuTTY.

The university provides two primary servers for connecting remotely: 

  • guardian.it.mtu.edu
  • colossus.it.mtu.edu
     

Connecting from OSX/Linux:

 

  1. Open a terminal and type: ssh username@guardian.it.mtu.edu
  2. Accept the host key if prompted 
  3. Type your ISO password and hit enter


Connecting from Windows: 

  1. Open PuTTY
  2. For Host Name, enter guardian.it.mtu.edu
  3. Click Open
  4. Accept the host key if prompted
  5. Type your ISO username and then your password


You are connected to the remote server; you are in your H:/Home drive root directory.

 

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