From Ryerson Computer Science
Revision as of 16:33, 18 February 2016 by Mmohorov (talk | contribs) (Added password clarification.)
Jump to: navigation, search

The Debian GNU/Linux servers known as collectively as "the moons" make up the departments main computing environment. When connecting to, you will connect to either Elara, Thebe, Europa or Metis.

Logging In

OS X or Linux

Students running a unix-like operating system can log into the moons server simply by using the ssh command from your terminal.

$ ssh [user name]

Where [user name] is the username you use to log into DCS computers.

You will be prompted for your password, this is the same password you use to login to CS lab machines, as well as your Department Mail. If you would like to bypass entering your password in every time, you can generate SSH keys for your account.


Students running Windows must use a separate application such as PuTTY or SSH Secure Shell Client.