Connecting to Katahdin
SSH: terminal access via Secure SHell.
SSH is a network protocol that allows you to connect to a remote machine in a secure, encrypted way. When you SSH to a machine, you end up with a text-based terminal session that allows you to type in commands and see the output of those commands.
Whatever OS and SSH client you are using, you can probably combine your user name and the server name into a single string like:
Linux, Mac and other (non-Windows): Use a Terminal and run the "ssh" command:
After entering the firstname.lastname@example.org in the Host Name (or IP address) field and enter something like "Katahdin" in the Saved Sessions field, click on the Save button to save this session. This will make it easier for connecting later on.
File Transfer: getting files to/from your cluster account
1. SCP: Secure Copy
On a Mac you can use Cyberduck or the command line (scp command). On Windows Filezilla (specify port 22 to use scp) and WinSCP are used a lot. On Linux, Windows and with Macs, the command line scp command be used in a Terminal or Command Prompt window.
Examples of using the command line are: