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CIISE specific labs

CIISE security projects (H909, H911)

The user-managed machines in H909 and H911 are typically used by CIISE courses such as INSE6120, INSE6130, INSE6140, and INSE6150 for mini-projects and actual projects. Both rooms are considered to be client-only (dual boot). Other characterics of the two rooms are listed below:


  • The course TAs manage and give accounts
  • Users are not given administrative privileges
  • Has some extra network equipment to be used for teaching
  • Has Internet access


  • Locked down in terms of network connectivity and is not allowed outside except DNS/DHCP by default. (Uses the same base CIISE dual-boot user-managed image)
  • Students may conduct various experiments that require privileged access.
  • Usually reghosted for each term.


To start up, a variety of passwords (e.g. CMOS, root, user, and bootloader passwords) will be given to you when required by the lab monitor upon the need.

NOTE: DO NOT CHANGE CMOS PASSWORD. If you change the CMOS password, we will have to open up the PC and reset it manually.

  • In rooms H833/H835/H837/H842/H854: just press the F12 key, then select network. All users can do it.
  • In rooms H857/H805/H907-1/H911: the rebuild must be performed by an AITS analyst from a desktop group.

NOTEYour PC will be completely re-installed if you do this, resulting in all data loss. As such, when a group of students working on a project is assigned one machine, other students should not tamper in any way with another team's computer. You are also entirely responsible for backing up any data on those machines. The university or the IT team are not responsible for any data loss unless explicitly specified.