Logging in to a terminal session
From Centre for Bioinformatics and Computational Biology
- All our servers run Linux
- PLEASE NOTE, YOU'LL NEED A BASIC KNOWLEDGE OF LINUX TO INTERACT WITH OUR SERVER ENVIRONMENT.
- If you need an introduction to Linux, we would recommend: The Linux Command Line.
- You would usually log into our head (login node). It is called wonko.bi.up.ac.za.
- Logging in directly to our compute servers is disabled. You need to run your jobs using the queueing system.
- If you have a highly specific need to directly log in to one of the compute servers, please discuss it with our system administrator (johann.swart at up.ac.za).
- An example from a Linux or Mac terminal session:
> ssh firstname.lastname@example.org
or if graphics forwarding is needed:
> ssh -X email@example.com
- For Mac, XQuartz needs to be installed for graphics to work.
- On newer versions of MacOS, you need to use:
> ssh -Y firstname.lastname@example.org
- If you are logging in from a Windows machine, you can use a terminal emulator such as putty, BitVise or TeraTerm.
- The hostname would be wonko.bi.up.ac.za, the user name would be the user name provided to you, and the authentication method would be password.
- If you need to use graphics from a Windows client, you can download XMing.