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Remote access ENCS server (SAG)

The analyst-managed machines can only be logged into locally in the lab. Remote access, such as remote desktop, VNC, etc, have been disabled for analyst-managed machines. However, you can access ENCS Linux hosts from any machine where there is an Internet connection.

Public Access Host

As an ENCS user, you are entitled to access the Linux Servers listed below. Telnet and FTP are disabled for security reasons. You should instead use SSH or SCP/SFTP to remotely access these facilities.

Server
OS
Purpose
login.encs.concordia.ca
Linux/Scientific Linux
Interactive
computation.encs.concordia.ca
Linux/Scientific
short/long

Note: The type of jobs that can be run on the servers are determinded by their purpose. You should figure out the proper host before you run your jobs. The purposes are described below :

Interactive: Interactive sessions only; not for running resource-intensive jobs.

Short: For running short jobs that are not resource intensive. You can run up to two concurrent processes.

Long: For running long, resource-intensive jobs. You can run up to two concurrent processes.

FAQ

The instructions in the related document were written to help users connect to the ENCS Unix servers and launch X11 applications (graphical Linux/Unix applications). Please take note that there is a difference between Microsoft Windows and X-Windows. Microsoft Windows is the name of a proprietary operating system, and X-Windows is the term used to describe the X11 windowing system.

 

The ENCS user managed machine can only be accessed through ENCS network. In order to access it from outside ENCS, certain housework has to be done first. For example if you need to launch matlab from home you MUST connect to the matlab license server. To do so, you need to establish a SSH tunnel.

Detailed steps to establish a SSH tunnel is given in below document.

 

Detailed procedure to access ENCS user-managed machine via Remote Desktop will be given in below documentation.

Detailed procedure to access ENCS user-managed machine remotely via Real VNC will be given in below documentation.

Detailed procedure to access windows terminal server "ts1.encs" remotely via Remote Desktop will be given in below documentation.

Detailed procedure to access ENCS user-managed machine remotely via UltraVNC will be given in below documentation