Remote Access to CSIL FAQ
We offer numerous ways to allow students access CSIL resources almost anyware. Here are some of the ways. For course specific services, please contact the course instructor.
Access Linux workstations
The CSIL systems are behind a firewall for secure and reliable operations. There is no direct access path to CSIL Linux hosts.
You can use ssh (secure-shell) to connect to any Unix/Linux computer with a text-only interface. (You may have to install a free ssh Windows client on your Windows machine. Search Google for an ssh client - we recommend PuTTY for Windows users).
After you have installed your ssh client and you've started it up, connecting to a CSIL Unix/Linux system is a 2-step process:
- Connect to fraser.sfu.ca.
- From the fraser Unix prompt, ssh to your chosen CSIL Unix machine:
ssh -p 24 ????.csil.sfu.ca
(see the CSIL Burnaby layout to find Unix/Linux machine names to connect to, and the CSIL Surrey layout to find a CSIL Surrey machine).
Please note: some of CSIL workstations are dualboot Ubuntu with Windows. When a computer is booted to Windows, it won't accept SSH connections; please try another one, or use our CSIL Linux Terminal Server.
Access Linux Terminal Server
We have built a CSIL Linux Terminal Server for students to use. Currently it is still a beta testing platform. Any feedback is welcome.
Access other course specific systems
There are many servers setup for specific courses. Please consult for the course instructors for more information.
Click here for the information about how to use CS-Lab Console application to manage VMs on our special VMWare server - the dedicated server for specific CMPT courses.
Access Windows systems
The CSIL workstations are not accessible from outside of CSIL.
You could use our CSIL Windows Terminal Servers for your course work while you are in CSIL or at home.
Please contact helpdesk if you need further assistance.
Last updated @ 2012.03.22