Dept of Computer Science

Technical Staff

How do I connect to the CS UNIX servers?

Last updated: June 13th, 2013 10:17 AM

You can connect to the servers using "putty", an SSH client program that has been installed on the departmental Windows machines, or by using ssh from another UNIX machine.  For security reasons, the department does not accept telnet connections to our servers. 

  • If you are trying to log into the console of a UNIX workstation, press return once or twice to clear the screensaver. Enter your username and password at the prompts; most workstations in the department are running the X Display Manager interface (XDM).
  • Note that the University retired the modem pool it hosted at 412-297-7488 on January 31, 2012. If you are dialing in on a modem, you will need to use your own ISP.