Windows Connectivity

'Windows' Connectivity

To open up a 'terminal' session from a computer running the 'windows' operating system, you must use a 'secure shell' (ssh) client. There are numerous ssh software programs freely available for windows. When using these clients, specify 'ssh' as the service/protocol to use and cs.uml.edu as the server to connect to, providing your class assignments do not require you to connect to a different system.

The following is recommended for use:

    PUTTY : Available at http://www.chiark.greenend.org.uk/~sgtatham/putty/

  To transfer files to/from the CS servers from 'windows', you must use either a 'scp' or 'sftp' client. When utilizing these clients, specify cs.uml.edu as the server to connect to, providing your class assignments do not require you to connect to a different system. 

The following is recommended for use: 

    WINSCP : Available at http://winscp.sourceforge.net/eng/

    When your windows 'ssh/scp/sftp' client connects to a remote server, it will check the authenticity of that host by looking at the server's public 'signature/key'. Therefore, the first time you connect to a specific ssh server, the ssh client will display the remote host's key and ask you if you wish to connect/accept it. Answering 'yes' to this will continue the connection.