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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:
VPN server to connect to is

If you have trouble getting the VPN setup to work, contact IT Services for Students at (508-999-8884).

To connect:

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

Remote desktop server is*

* requires special permission from Dr. Laoulache

Mapped drives:

/home/username        (linux share)
/U/username           (U: University drive 1GB)
/Z/username           (Z: Eng share 4GB)
/class                (M: Class drive)

Installed Software:

  • Comsol (research license)
  • Matlab
  • OpenFOAM

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.