There are a number of ways you can access your files and email
You can use an ssh client (part of Linux/MAC OS, for Windows download putty)
to access an ssh server which is accessible to the whole
Internet. Currently this is aquila.star.bris.ac.uk(Linux). You
can also use the UoB bastion host seis.bris.ac.uk using your
UoB usernames and passwords. A handy trick if you have different
usernames on the Astro and UoB systems is to edit ~/.ssh/config file
to contain lines like the following for each host you access:
# UOB Machines
Virtual Private Network (VPN)
Using a VPN effectively gives your computer an address in the UoB
address space, so effectively you are on the University network. Once
you start the VPN on your home machine or laptop, you can ssh directly
to any of our machines including your desktop.
The UoB VPN software for various operating systems can be found https://uob.sharepoint.com/sites/itservices/SitePages/vpn.aspx.
See our page on X2Go here.
Sharing files on the Web
You can make files available using our webserver. Make a directory in /homeb/WWW eg /homeb/WWW/dave_p and your files will be visible on http://www.star.bris.ac.uk:dave_p You don't even have
to copy large files to the web directories, you can make a symbolic
link to the files using the ln command. eg
ln -s /data/aquila1/dave_p/large_file.fits /homeb/WWW/dave_p/large_file.fits
We no longer run an ftp server as of October 2020.
Last modified: Thursday, 22 April 2021