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To begin, enter the following information into your SSH client:
To begin, enter the following information into your SSH client:
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  host: bmc-pub1.mit.edu
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*host: bmc-pub1.mit.edu
  user: [your email name]
  user: [your email name]
  password: [your kerberos password]
  password: [your kerberos password]

Revision as of 11:43, 22 January 2010

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There are two ways to access BMC-Pub1.

  • SSH - which uses your MIT username and password.
  • SAMBA -a preconfigure password is created and must be changed by you.

Before you begin using your BMC-Pub1 account, you must update your SAMBA password

Contents

SSH & SETTING YOUR SAMBA PASSWORD

VPN ACCESS REQUIRED OFF CAMPUS


WINDOWS

Getting Started requires access to a SSH Client. You can download it here if you do not have a copy yet by clicking on the "SSH-Command-line & TransferClient_installer" link.

To begin, enter the following information into your SSH client:

  • host: bmc-pub1.mit.edu
user: [your email name] password: [your kerberos password] port: 22

If you logged in correctly, you should be at the "bash prompt".

NOW change the SAMBA PASSWORD: There is a preconfigured samba password in a file called ".sambaword" type

 more .sambaword 

your temporary samba password will appear. Write it down. Then type :

 smbpasswd

at the prompt, enter your temporary password. Then enter and confirm your new password.
You should now be able to access the server your PC.

MACINTOSH

Use your Terminal application located in: Applications: Utilities: Terminal

If you will be using it frequently, you may want to drag its icon to your "dock" so you can start it from there in the future

Type:

 ssh yourkerberosname@bmc-pub1.mit.edu

When it asks you to add the key, type

 yes 

Enter your kerberos password when asked. If you logged in correctly, you should be at the "bash prompt". There is a default samba password in a file called ".sambaword" type :

 more .sambaword 

your temporary samba password will appear. type :

 smbpasswd 

at the prompt, enter your temporary password. Then enter and confirm your new password.

MAPPING THE DRIVE TO YOUR PC OR MAC

Identify the drive you want to map to. A list of mappable drives can be found on the FOLDERS page.

Windows
  • Right Click on "My Computer"
  • Select "Map Network drive"
  • Enter Folder "\\bmc-pub1.mit.edu\<labname>"
  • Select "different username"
  • Add your username and password
Macintosh
  • Attach a server using option-J
  • Enter: cifs://bmc-pub1.mit.edu/labname
  • HIT the + save
  • select the path
  • click it
  • Connect
  • Confirm : workgroup
  • Name (email)
  • password
  • enter
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