Connecting to Linux and Windows Resources

All of the ARC Linux based machines can be connected to through direct login using secure shell (SSH).

For example, Gompei (a macOS user) could log into an ARC Linux server with his WPI username by running the following command in a terminal:


Running Applications with a Graphical User Interface (GUI) from Linux Servers

Applications such as Matlab can be run using the GUI from the Linux servers using ssh and X windows. Most Linux operating systems have X windows installed by default. macOS users will need to install XQuartz. Windows users will need to install Cygwin.

In order to launch interactive GUI applications, you will need to log in through ssh and include the -Y flag:

ssh -Y

Connecting to Windows Terminal Servers

All of the ARC Windows terminal servers can be connected to using Microsoft Remote Desktop on Windows or macOS, or Remmina on Linux. Remmina is the default remote desktop client on Ubuntu, and is installed on all versions 11.04 and higher.

Last Updated on August 30, 2023