Questions & Answers
- How do I connect to shell.cas.usf.edu with SSH?
- MacOS 8 & 9
- How do I use NiftyTelnet SSH to connect to shell.cas.usf.edu?
- MacOS X
- How do I use Terminal and SSH to connect to shell.cas.usf.edu?
- Windows 9x, NT, 2000 & XP
- How do I use SSH Secure Shell for Workstations to connect to shell.cas.usf.edu?
Open a terminal window and type the following to connect to Shell:
Example: If you are email@example.com, you would type:
Enter your password when prompted, and you'll connect to Shell. When you're ready to leave, type exit on the command line to disconnect.
Installing NiftyTelnet SSH
You can download NiftyTelnet SSH at: http://uweb.cas.usf.edu/downloads/niftytelnet-macos9.hqx.
Once you've downloaded NiftyTelnet SSH, double-click on the installer icon if your browser doesn't automatically uncompress the file. Then, locate the niftytelnet-1.1-ssh-r3 folder. The following steps will install NiftyTelnet SSH on your computer:
- Drag the niftytelnet-1.1-ssh-r3 folder to where you store your applications.
- That's it. NiftyTelnet SSH is now installed on your computer.
Configuring NiftyTelnet SSH
Now that you've installed NiftyTelnet SSH, you can configure a profile for shell.cas.usf.edu and connect to the server:
- Double-click on the Nifty Telnet 1.1 SSH r3 icon to start NiftyTelnet SSH. Then, select Edit in the New Connection window.
- In the Telnet Shortcut window you'll see a list of settings for your profile. Enter the following information:
- Shortcut Name: Enter the name of your profile. It can be shell.cas.usf.edu, or anything you'd like.
- Host Name: Enter shell.cas.usf.edu for the host name.
- User Name: Enter your user name. If you are firstname.lastname@example.org, your user name will be bob.
- Protocol: In the Protocol pull-down menu, select SSH-3DES.
- Select OK to save your profile. When you return to the New Connection window, your profile will be listed under Shortcuts. Click on your profile once to highlight it, then select Connect to connect to Shell. Enter your user name and password when prompted.
- When you are done working on Shell, type exit on the command line to close your SSH window.
Note: This profile will also work for SCP connections to Shell. You do not have to create a second profile for SCP.
If you don't already have Terminal in your Dock, click once on your desktop to bring the Finder to the foreground. In the menu bar at the top of your screen, you'll see the Go menu. Click on it, then select Applications. In Applications click twice to open the Utilities folder. Drag the Terminal icon to your Dock.
Once Terminal's in your Dock, click once on the icon to start the application. You'll see a Unix-style command line. To connect to Shell, type the following:
Enter your password when prompted, and you'll connect to Shell. When you're ready to leave, type exit on the command line to disconnect. You can then safely quit Terminal.
Example: If you are email@example.com, you would type:
Installing SSH Secure Shell for Windows
Once you've downloaded the installer, double click on it to run the installer wizard. The following steps will install SSH Secure Shell on your computer:
(Note: If you run the installer and it asks you if you want to uninstall SSH, select Cancel. You already have SSH Secure Shell for Windows and you can ignore the following six steps.)
- At the Welcome to the SSH Secure Shell setup wizard window, select Next.
- At the License Agreement window, select Yes.
- At the Choose Destination Location window, select Next.
- At the Select Program Folder window, select Next.
- At the Select Components window, make sure that all of the component boxes are checked. Then, select Next.
- At the InstallShield Wizard Complete window, select Finish. SSH Secure Shell is now installed!
Configuring SSH Secure Shell for Windows
Now that you've installed SSH Secure Shell, you can configure a profile for shell.cas.usf.edu. The following steps will explain how:
- If you've installed SSH Secure Shell with the installer wizard described in the previous step, you should have two icons on your desktop: Secure Shell Client and Secure File Transfer Client. If you do not, you can find the applications by pressing the Start button, and selecting either Programs or Program Files. Secure Shell Client and Secure File Transfer are located in the SSH Secure Shell folder.
- Start Secure Shell Client. A default SSH window will open.
- Select File, Profiles then Add Profile from the menu bar at the top of the default SSH window. The Add Profile window will appear. Enter shell-ssh, or whatever name you would like, then select Add to Profiles.
- Select File, Profiles then Edit Profiles from the menu bar at the top of the default SSH window. The Profiles window will appear.
- The Profiles window has a list of profiles on the left-hand side of the window and a group of tabs on the
right. Highlight the profile you've just created, by clicking on it once, then enter the following information in the
- Host name: shell.cas.usf.edu
- User name: login (Ex: If you are firstname.lastname@example.org, your user name is: bob)
- Select OK to save the profile. You are done creating your SSH profile.
To use your new profile, do the following:
- If you've closed the default SSH window, double-click on Secure Shell Client, or select it from the Start menu.
- Select File and Profiles from the menu bar at the top of the default SSH window. Select your profile from the profile list, then enter your password when prompted. You are now logged on to Shell, with your new profile.
- If you would like to create a shortcut for your profile, you can do so now:
- Select Edit, then Settings from the top of the window. The Settings window will open. On the left side of the window is a list of settings. Click once on Profile Settings, at the top of the list.
- Under Profile Settings, select Create Shortcut, then OK. A shortcut will appear on your desktop. You can then use it to connect to Shell directly.