Math&Stat Department Gauss(Linux)
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Linux Server: GAUSS

About GAUSS

Name: gauss
IP address: 199.33.132.151
Domain Name: gauss.usouthal.edu OR mathstat1.usouthal.edu OR gauss.mathstat1.usouthal.edu
URL: http://gauss.usouthal.edu

Accessing the server

The server can be accessed from anywhere using ssh secure protocol. The speed will depend on the applications you want to run and from where you are accessing the server. Telnet will not work.
  • Windows: You need ssh & X11 programs. Click here for instructions on setting up ssh and X11 programs and accessing the server. 
  • Mac: You need ssh & X11 for Mac OS X . Start X11 and open a terminal.
    • At a terminal prompt type
      $ssh user@gauss.usouthal.edu

    • For X11 forwarding (e.g. for using xfig), at a terminal prompt type
      $ssh -Y user@gauss.usouthal.edu
  • Linux:
    • At a terminal prompt type
      $ssh user@gauss.usouthal.edu

    • For X11 forwarding (e.g. for using xfig), at a terminal prompt type
      $ssh -Y user@gauss.usouthal.edu

Transferring Files

Files can be transfered from anywhere using the scp or sftp secure protocols. ftp will not work.
  • Windows: The program WinSCP has a nice user interface. Putty also has programs pscp and pftp which work at the prompt.
  • Macs: RBrowser will work. Fetch also supports sftp.
  • Linux: Use scp (secure copy) or sftp (secure ftp) at the terminal prompt. Other programs with better GUI maybe available with your linux distribution.

WebPages

You can display your webpage by putting it in the public_html subdirectory. You may have to create a public_html subdirectory if you do not have one. E.g.
[mydir]$ mkdir public_html
[mydir]$ cd public_html/
[public_html]$ ls
test.html

The page test.html has the web address: http://gauss.usouthal.edu/~your_user_name/test.html 

Application Installed

Click here to view a complete list of applications available on Gauss.