MUCS Secure Connections

Department of Computer Science

Why would I access a remote machine with SSH/SFTP?

SSH/SFTP is used to connect your computer to another computer or server securely. It is most often used with Unix servers so that you can work from your own computer as if you were sitting right at the remote computer. The session runs on your computer, but the information is processed on the remote computer.

How do I access a remote machine with SSH/SFTP?

On a machine which is:

  • Running Microsoft Windows with Microsoft Terminal or MobaXterm
  • Running Apple macOS with the built-in Terminal application
  • Running a variant of GNU/Linux with some Terminal application

Secure Connection Software

Secure File Transfer Software

Connecting to the Linux Lab

Newer versions of Microsoft Windows 10 can install Microsoft Terminal and have the same ssh command that exists on Apple's macOS and all Linux distributions. To connect to a Linux lab machine, you can launch your terminal software and type:

ssh {username}@{machine}

  • {username} is your Millersville E-mail ID
  • {machine} is one of the following names listed below under "Linux Lab Machine Hostnames"

Use the scp command to copy files.

SSH Connection with MobaXterm

MobaXterm is a program that allows you to SSH, SFTP, and Graphical applications run from the lab. Here is a link to a video showing how to accomplish some of these tasks. Keep in mind, some of these activities can be slow. Speed is directly related to your internet connection at home and current network traffic on campus  MobaXterm Demo Video  

Linux Lab Machine Hostnames

  • boole.cs.millersville.edu
  • brooks.cs.millersville.edu
  • cook.cs.millersville.edu
  • denning.cs.millersville.edu
  • dijkstra.cs.millersville.edu
  • floyd.cs.millersville.edu
  • hoare.cs.millersville.edu
  • hopper.cs.millersville.edu
  • iverson.cs.millersville.edu
  • knuth.cs.millersville.edu
  • liskov.cs.millersville.edu
  • lovelace.cs.millersville.edu
  • mccarthy.cs.millersville.edu
  • minsky.cs.millersville.edu
  • newell.cs.millersville.edu
  • parnas.cs.millersville.edu
  • perlis.cs.millersville.edu
  • rabin.cs.millersville.edu
  • ritchie.cs.millersville.edu
  • shaw.cs.millersville.edu
  • simon.cs.millersville.edu
  • tarjan.cs.millersville.edu
  • thompson.cs.millersville.edu
  • turing.cs.millersville.edu
  • wilkes.cs.millersville.edu
  • wirth.cs.millersville.edu
  • vonneumann.cs.millersville.edu

If you have any questions about secure connections to the CS network, please contact Todd Echterling.

     Office : 243 Boyer Hall
     Phone : 717-871-5676
     E-Mail :  todd.echterling@millersville.edu