Note: As of Session 2 2002, the use of telnet to remotely access the School's servers is not supported. You must install a SSH client on your computer and connect via SSH. There are a number of free SSH clients available. We recommend OpenSSH (Unix/Linux), PuTTY (Windows), SSHWin (Windows) and MacSSH (Macintosh). Information on where to download these clients is available at: http://www.cse.unsw.edu.au/faq/questions/ssh-install.html
The general use of the ssh command is:
% ssh -l
at a shell prompt. For example:
% ssh -l fpoacha login.cse.unsw.edu.au
If you are using a GUI client such as PuTTY then enter login.cse.unsw.edu.au for the destination.
For more information on using PuTTY to SSH to CSE, please see
As usual, there is a man page for the ssh command which you should read. All of the GUI clients mentioned above support most of SSH's many options and have good documentation to help you configure them correctly.
After running the ssh command and connecting to one of the School's host computers you will be presented with a login prompt at which you should enter your username and password as if you were using the computers from a lab on campus. The SSHWin client has a ``Connect As'' option, so you will only be prompted for a password.
Please note, this information changes periodically. For updated and further information please refer to: http://www.cse.unsw.edu.au/help/computing/facilities/index.html