Using software at CHASS
Software on CHASS Servers
- Connecting to CHASS servers
- Transferring files to and from CHASS servers
Printing and Scanning Software
Obtaining Software OUTSIDE of CHASS
Software Use at CHASS computer Labs
- The CHASS Lab computers are loaded with software licenced to the CHASS facility.
- UNLICENCED SOFTWARE IS NOT ALLOWED TO BE PUT ON THE COMPUTERS.
- The hard drives of the computers are "cleaned" on a regular basis.
- If you wish to load software on a computer, please contact: ; phone: 978-3974
- You must show your software licence to us (and leave a copy of it if you are leaving software on the system for a certain length of time).
- If the software you are loading is freeware, we require a written statement to that effect.
- A record will be kept of the length of time you specify the software to be active, otherwise it is deleted on a monthly basis.
Connecting to CHASS servers
CHASS recommends the software program Putty for accessing your CHASS Unix account securely. Putty is a very small Secure Shell (ssh), which operates on Windows-based computers. If you would like to load a copy of Putty on your own computer, it's free for academic use.
Connection Instructions using Putty
- Download Putty, from here: http://the.earth.li/~sgtatham/putty/latest/x86/putty.exe. Save it to the desktop, or wherever you like.
- Double-click on the Putty icon to launch
- Configure Putty as shown in the image below.
Make sure to choose SSH instead of Telnet, and type
the host name (origin.chass.utoronto.ca) Twice, once in the
hostname or IP address field, and again in the Saved
Press the Save button to store the host address in the
Saved Sessions window. The next time putty is launched, the
host address will be saved, and can be opened simply by double
clicking on it.
- The first time you connect to a host address
that has not been saved in the Putty Registry, you will see a
warning message asking if you'd like to save it to the registry. If
you choose Yes the host address will be saved for the next
time. If you choose No the host name will have to be entered
manually the next time you wish to connect.
- Then you will be prompted for your login and password information.
- Once you enter these, you will see a prompt which looks like
TERM = (vt100). Press Enter.
Finally the UNIX prompt will appear:
/homes/userid%where userid is your login name. You are now logged into your CHASS account, and can enter commands from here. For example, The most common UNIX e-mail software is called pine. To use pine, type 'pine' at this prompt:
/homes/userid% pine (Enter)
To quit UNIX, type logout at the prompt, as such:
/homes/userid% logout (Enter)
Transferring files to and from CHASS servers
To be able to transfer files between our servers and your computer, you need a program that supports the sftp or scp protocols. For Windows users, we recommend WinSCP. The WinSCP site has detailed instructions for downloading, installing and using the software.