In this post, we’ll see how we can connect to the CS Department Login Servers so that we have a command-line Linux interface to work with.
The first step will be to install a VPN client so that we can access protected network resources from off-campus. You will need to use the VPN client to access the Login servers if you are off-campus. If you are on the campus network you can access the servers without the use of the VPN.
You can get to the VPN information and installers by clicking the “Virtual Private Network Software” link in the “Software Downloads” tile in your GoWMU page once you log into GoWMU:
SSH Command-line Interface:
Once you have a VPN client installed and working on your system, you can log into the CS Department Login Servers after connecting to the VPN. You can simply use tools like SSH and SFTP to log in to “[BroncoNet ID]@login.cs.wmich.edu” from a terminal or SFTP client using your BroncoNet ID and password.
You may see a message indicating that the authenticity of the host cannot be established the first time you log in. This is to be expected, just as it happens with every host when you SSH into it for the first time:
SFTP to transfer files:
You may transfer files using any SFTP client. Simply connect to “login.cs.wmich.edu” and log in, as before, with your BroncoNet ID and password. Be sure to specify that you’re using SFTP over port 22. Here’s what that looks like with Filezilla: