Linux Remote Access
Access from off-campus or from wireless (UMASSD) must be made through a VPN connection.
Please visit http://www.umassd.edu/cits/vpn/ for VPN setup.
Installing and Configuring VPN for Windows, Mac and Linux:
VPN server to connect to is 188.8.131.52
If you have trouble getting the VPN setup to work, contact IT Services for Students at firstname.lastname@example.org (508-999-8884).
After authenticating through CITS VPN server (if needed), you may use remote desktop client to connect to the linux servers.
Windows: Select "Remote Desktop Connection" from Accessories under the Start menu.
MacOSX: Download Microsoft Remote Desktop client from app store
Remote desktop servers:
/home/username (U: University drive 1GB)
/ENG-share/username (Z: Eng share 4GB)
/class (M: Class drive)
/research (R: Research share)
To end your session:
From the top menu, System -> Log Out
Sessions are auto-terminated after disconnect:
eng-svr-0 (6 hrs)
eng-svr-1 (10 minutes)
eng-svr-2 (10 minutes)
You can only reconnect to disconnect sessions if the resolution and color depth are the same, otherwise a new session is created. Resolution and color depth can be set in the remote desktop client.
Symbolic links cannot be created under /home or /ENG-share. This is known to interfere with some of our programs and can make compiling certain packages impossible. For this reason, special user folders can be created under /research upon request (email@example.com).