IMPORTANT NOTE FOR OFF-CAMPUS CONNECTIONS

The uea firewall requires that all logins to linux machines are routed through the UEA campus network.

To achieve this from off campus, you must first connect to the UEA vpn - vpn.uea.ac.uk

Further guidance for VPN connections for your device is available from the online wiki.

 

How to connect to a linux desktop

All UEA owned computers should have the appropriate software installed on them.

Windows machines

Detailed instructions for windows machines can be found here.

Linux machines

From a machine running the UEA Linux Desktop Connected to the Campus Network

  • Open a terminal and type


ssh –XY <username>@<machine-name>.uea.ac.uk

If prompted enter your UEA password.

From a linux machine not running the UEA Linux Desktop

If you are offsite, make sure you have connected to the vpn first.

  • Open a terminal and type


ssh –XY <username>@<machine-name>.uea.ac.uk

MacOS machines

Apple have decided not to include an X11 client by default with it's latest version of OS (Mountain Lion) If you want to use an application in a way which requires X11 (Graphical User Interface) then, please see the following page, which details installing XQuartz

From a UEA configured Mac  Connected to the Campus Network

  • Open a terminal and type


ssh –XY <username>@<machine-name>.uea.ac.uk

From a personal MacOS machine

If you are offsite, make sure you have connected to the vpn first.

  • Open a terminal and type


ssh –XY <username>@<machine-name>.uea.ac.uk