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Interactive Utilities

Interactive access to LONI systems is available only via ssh (Secure Shell). How ssh is used depends on the client application. All of the clients require knowledge of the full host name of the target system. The following lists all the machine names and the proper host name:

System Name Host Name
Queen Bee

*nix and Mac users

One would issue a command similar to the following:

 ssh -X

The user would then be prompted for his password. The -X flags allow for X11 Forwarding to be set up automatically.

If you have forgotten your password, or you wish to reset it, see here. More information on obtaining a LONI account a allocation can be found here.

Windows users

For a Windows client, please use the PuTTY utility. A detailed tutorial on how to use PuTTY can be found here.

File Transfer Utilitities

These are non-interactive utilities used for transfering files from one machine to another. Support clients include:

  • scp
  • rsync

Specifically, if you need to transfer files from your Windows PC to one of the clusters, the following utilities are available:

For more information, please see Transferring Files and Advanced SSH and SCP Topics.


On Campus

All host institution networks should be able to directly connect to any LONI machine since a connection to the Internet 2 network is available.

At Home

All LONI machines are only accessible via Internet 2 networks, except Queen Bee. This means that one will most likely not be able to directly connect to a LONI machine from home. This leaves one with the option of first logging into a network that does provide access to Internet 2, or logging into QB then ssh'ing into the LONI machine of your choice.

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