I'm trying to use Terminal for my CS homework.

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  1. Regality macrumors newbie

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    I use putty.exe in my Computer Science class and wanna connect to my school's server to be able to do homework at home and not have to stay and program at school...

    I messaged a guy that a lab assistant there told me to talk to and he said type:

    ~/.ssh/(your school id) then a space then type csis.svsu.edu (svsu would be the school name as part of the address to start it up.

    It's wrong though. It isn't working. It brings up a syntax error saying token 'my school id' is not expected.

    What am I doing wrong?
     
  2. Cromulent macrumors 603

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  3. Regality thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Ok cool thanks. But I still have a problem. It will say use my username and password to log in. But it just prompts for a password and not the username?

    "This computer system is for authorized users only. All activity is logged
    and regulary checked by systems personal. Individuals using this system
    without authority or in excess of their authority are subject to having
    all their services revoked. Any illegal services run by user or attempts
    to take down this server or its services will be reported to local law
    enforcement, and said user will be punished to the full extent of the law.
    Anyone using this system consents to these terms.

    Please use your SVSU Network ID and Password to login.


    Password:"
     
  4. Cromulent macrumors 603

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    Well? Try it and see what happens. I can't help with that as I don't have a user ID or password. If there is a problem then it is at their end, you are correctly connected to their servers though.
     
  5. Regality thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Well when I'm on campus I type the username in first and then the password...here it's just skipping the username prompt. But I typed it in anyway and it brings and error.
     
  6. mckyvlle macrumors 6502a

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    Use the "-l <username>" (lowercase L) option, as in:
    ssh -l user123 csis.svsu.edu

    Replace user123 with your own user name.

    If you don't specify a username, ssh takes the current username (your short-name in Mac OS X) and sends that to the server.
     
  7. iMav macrumors 6502

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    Or, if you want to save a couple of characters, this will work as well:

    ssh username@csis.svus.edu
     
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