Offsite access

CSE-IT supports a number of ways to connect to University machines from off-campus.

  • If you are on an insecure network, such as a public wireless network, connect to the University’s VPN first to encrypt your connection and become part of a trusted U network. This is not necessary in all cases, such as most SSH connections, but it is a good habit to get into for secure computing.
  • You can connect to CSE Labs computers from off campus through SSH. This tool allows you to connect to a text-based terminal on one of the CSE Labs Linux computers through your personal computer.
  • You can use the Virtual Online Linux Environment (VOLE)  to open a desktop to a CSE Labs Linux machine from a web browser on your personal computer.
  • You can transfer files between your Linux account and other Linux and Windows machines.
  • If you are on a University network or VPN, you can mount your UNIX home directory to a network drive in Windows, depending on whether you have a CSE Labs or Computer Science account.