Scope

You may want to connect remotely to one of the Luddy School linux servers from your PC, Mac, Linux, iPad, Android, Chromebook, or other device.  You can connect to our Linux systems using the SSH protocol for both remote login and file transfer.  See the sections below for pointers to the software you will need in order to connect.

You may also want to use SSH keys for access instead of an account passphrase which is helpful for group/team accounts where you don't know the account passphrase and/or aren't able to do DUO authentication.  Further information about this is available in the KB page Using SSH Key Authentication On The Unified Linux Systems

Remote Logins

If you want to log into a linux system (eg. burrow, silo, tank, hulk, etc) remotely and get a shell (aka. terminal) login, you will need to use what is called SSH client software.  Such software is freely available for virtually any platform.  Here are some available tools for common platforms:

File Transfer

If you want to move files between your system and one of the Linux servers, you will want to use an SSH file transfer program.  This might be a GUI client or a command line tool like SFTP or SCP.  Such software is freely available for virtually any platform.  Here are some available tools for common platforms: