Please see this page. The accounts are distributed by kerberos, so an account on one machine will work on all machines.
The only way to remotely login to the Keck workstations is to use secure shell (ssh).
Please note that direct ssh logins to Keck Center computers are allowed only from a local Urey Hall network subnet or the UCSD VPN. If you are connecting from outside of these you have to log in to our gateway,
balboa.ucsd.edu first (
Outgoing email only.
If you are logged in to one of the Keck workstations execute command
passwd to change your password.
If you are outside of Keck you can use the
passwd command on
balboa.ucsd.edu. Log in to
balboa first (
ssh firstname.lastname@example.org) and execute
passwd. After a brief delay, the password change should propagate to all of the servers. If it's been a month since your password expired and you have not changed it you will no longer be able to logon and need to reset the password in person - please contact keck-help.
See the available software page for a list of the software that is currently installed and some links to the software home pages.
If it's free software, just e-mail email@example.com and let us know what you need and we'll try to get it installed.
Every user has 10GB home directory quota.
If your project temporarily requires bigger disk space allocation please email keck-help with a request to increase your quota,
If you need to directly log in to one of the Keck workstations from outside of UCSD - for example if you need to run an X-window application or copy files directly you can set up an SSH tunnel for this purpose.
On you linux or Mac machine execute the following:
ssh -f -N -L 2042:w05.keck2.ucsd.edu:22 YOUR_USERNAME@balboa.ucsd.edu ssh -p 2042 -X YOUR_USERNAME@localhost
The last command will log you in to
w05.keck2.ucsd.edu where you can start your X-window application and it should display on your local machine.
An alternative and much simpler command to use is:
ssh -X -o 'ProxyCommand ssh -X firstname.lastname@example.org -W %h:%p' email@example.com
However, this only works with OpenSSH version 5.3 and newer.
All KeckII workstations are on publicly non-routable vlan and are not accessible from outside of UCSD. To copy your files you have to use the gateway server
balboa.ucsd.edu. All your files should be visible on
balboa.ucsd.edu so you can copy it from/to there.
You can also set up a tunnel if you need to do a more complex operation:
ssh -o 'ProxyCommand ssh balboa.ucsd.edu -W %h:%p' tg80XXXX@stampede.tacc.utexas.edu
and to use scp to transfer files to outside of UCSD:
scp -o 'ProxyCommand ssh balboa.ucsd.edu -W %h:%p' your_file tg80XXXX@stampede.tacc.utexas.edu:
If you use these commands often you might want to put the
ProxyCommand option to your
# set up proxy to access stampede (outside UCSD) Host stampede Hostname stampede.tacc.utexas.edu User tg80XXXX ProxyCommand ssh -W %h:%p balboa.ucsd.edu Ciphers arcfour ClearAllForwardings yes