FAS Computer Services to Harvard University IT: (617) 495-7777.
SSH connection via client
Here are pointers for using "ssh" on Windows,
Macintosh and Unix computers: In the following example, we
connect to a computer abel.harvard.edu as a user "euler"
- Windows XP
Use the "SecureCRT" application to
connect to "math.harvard.edu" with the username "euler" and
- Macintosh OS X
Using the "Terminal" application,
type at the commandline
- Linux, Solaris, OSX
In a terminal like "xterm", type
- Macintoshs OS 9
Use the "SSH Secure Telnet" application for MaxOS 7-9
to connect to mathharvard.edu with the
Secure copy a file
Assume you are on a computer which is connected to the web and want to upload
a file "mytheses.tex" to your abel account, you can do that with
scp mytheses.tex euler.harvard.edu:mytheses.tex
You will be prompted with the password. After the upload, your file is in your
homedirectory. If you want to upload the file into a directory, say "theses", then
scp mytheses.tex euler.harvard.edu:theses/mytheses.tex
You can also give absolute path names like
scp /home/euler/mytheses.txt euler.harvard.edu:/home/math1/euler/theses/mytheses.tex
SSH connection via web
More about SSH
Secure shell (ssh)
replaces for rsh, rlogin, rcp, telnet, rexec, rcp and ftp.
It runs on most
platforms and allows secure remote logins, file copying, and
tunneling of TCP and X11 traffic. There are two ssh versions, the older
unsupported ssh1 and the newer ssh2. The later has more flexibility
and security. Unfortunately, ssh1 and ssh2 are in general incompatible.
Check out the
ssh FAQ list for ssh. Ssh is included in the base OS distribution of most
UNIX flavours (like Linux, OpenBSD), for Macintoshs, check out
for Windows, there is a
available. See OpenSSH.com.