Unix Timeshare: How to Connect

Connecting from Computer Labs

Note: See ITS computer lab locations.

Connecting with SSH (Mac)

1. Instead of logging on SSH, open up a Terminal by going to Applications > Utilities > Terminal.
2. On the command line, type in "open .ssh" without the quotes.
3. A folder will appear, with a file called "known_hosts." Delete this file.
4.Deleting the known_hosts file will remove previous host keys from your computer. A new known_hosts file will automatically be created with the updated host key the next time you connect.
5. You can now connect normally. Launch an SSH Application by going to Applications > Internet Tools > SSH Client
6. Set the connection location to "unix.ucsc.edu" without the quotes.
7. Your login name should be your CruzID.
8. Connect by entering your CruzID Blue password (same as your UCSC email password).

Connecting with SSH (PC)

1. Launch SFTP, then Edit > Settings
2. Expand Global Settings > Server Authentication. Select Host Keys.
3. Select the entried for www.unix.ucsc.edu and delete them.
4. Close the menu bu clicking ok.
5. Connect to the host and accept the new host key.
6. You can now connect normally. Launch an SSH Application by going to Start > Internet Tools > _Unix - Telnet & SSH > unix.ic - SSH
6. Set the host name to "unix.ucsc.edu" without the quotes. Click "yes" through the dialogs to connect.
7. Your login name should be your CruzID.
8. Connect by entering your CruzID Blue password (same as your UCSC email password).

Connecting from Libary

Note: Instructions for connecting to unix.ucsc.edu from the UCSC libraries.