SSH stands for "Secure Shell", it is one of the easier ways to connect to a machine at UCC, because physically standing up and going over to one is difficult.

Servers

There are several servers that you can connect to at UCC

Server

Port

Comments

ssh.ucc.asn.au

Any

Connects you to Motsugo

motsugo.ucc.asn.au

22

Motsugo is the main user server

mussel.ucc.asn.au

22

Mussel is the secondary user server

Windows

1. Download and install an SSH client:

2. Enter the details for a server into your client:

  • Host name should be the address of the server.
  • The port will default to 22
  • You can give the session an name and click save to make connectin easier in future.
  • If you don't want to enter your username every time, you can enter this under "Connection - Data"
  • You can change it so that right click on the mouse doesn't paste text under "Window - Selection"

3. If prompted, agree to add UCC's server to know_hosts, assuming you trust us.

4. Enter your UCC username and password.

  • You are now connected to a UCC server.

Linux

1. Most Linux distributions come with a SSH client pre-packaged. Install a SSH client, such as OpenSSH, if your OS doesn't come packaged with one. Most Linux distributions come with a SSH client pre-packaged. Consult the manual if you need to install one.

2. Type the following command into a terminal window:

  • ssh [username]@[server] -p [port]

  • Replace [username] with your UCC username and [server] with the address of the server you are connecting to.

  • If you are connecting to port 22, you can omit -p [port], otherwise enter the port you want to connect to.

  • If the username you are using on your current machine matches your UCC username, you can omit [username]@

  • ie: From a linux machine in the clubroom, you can just type ssh ssh

3. If prompted, agree to add UCC's server to known_hosts, assuming you trust us.

  • 'Note:' You should only do this if it is the first time you have seen the prompt for that server.

4. Enter your UCC password.

  • You are now connected to a UCC server.