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Linux Remote Access

Linux Remote Access

Access from off-campus or from wireless (UMASSD) must be made through a VPN connection.
Please visit for VPN setup.

VPN connection:
Installing and Configuring VPN for Windows, Mac and Linux:

To connect:
After authenticating through CITS VPN server (if needed), you may use remote desktop client to connect to the linux servers.

Windows: Type "Remote Desktop Connection" in the search bar
MacOSX:  Download Microsoft Remote Desktop client from app store

Remote desktop servers: (eng-svr-1) (eng-svr-2)

Mapped drives:

/home/username        (linux share)
/class                (M: Class drive)

Installed Software:

Netbeans (PHP IDE)
Oracle Client
Python (2.7, 3.6)
Veins (OMnet++, Sumo)
Vivado WebPak

To end your session:
From the pull down menu at top right corner, username  -> Log Out

Special notes:

default shell is bash, save custom settings to ~/.bashrc

Disconnected sessions are automatically terminated after 48 hours.