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Using Ubuntu At BU

A number of people at BU are using Ubuntu and its derivatives. Here is some information to help those wishing to use Ubuntu here at BU. If you're new to Ubuntu you should also look at the Ubuntu documentation. Support for the BU community is available by email at <linux-help AT bu DOT edu>.

  • Authentication

    • Log into your Ubuntu machine using your BU username, and kerberos password.
    • This is/was the recommended setup for on-campus users.
    • NOTE: Use caution with this method, especially for those not connected full-time to BU network. Seek an experienced person to advise.

    Security

    • Suggestions for a more secure system.

    VPN

    • Connecting your Ubuntu machine to BU, from off-campus.

    SSHFS

    • Connecting to the Active Directory network share drives from your ubuntu laptop/PC (generally SSHFS is the easiest way)

    NFS

    • Accessing NFS directories exported by other servers. NFS is the most common way to serve files from a unix or Linux server. --Consider trying SSHFS first, SSHFS is easier and may better meet your needs.

    Samba

    • Accessing directories exported by Windows servers. --Consider trying SSHFS first, SSHFS is easier and may better meet your needs.

    AFS

    • Accessing AFS shares. BU makes some software packages, like Matlab and Mathmatica, available via AFS.

    FAQ

    • Frequently Asked Question about Ubuntu at BU.

Moin: UbuntuAtBU (last edited 2013-09-07 21:09:08 by mhirsch)