CSE Student Lab Access Information

CSE’s general student computing lab locations are listed below. Linux systems in room W135 are available for remote access through the PSU VPN or the COE VPN.  Windows systems in room W136 are not available for remote access.

  • W135 Westgate (Linux)
  • W136 Westgate (MS Windows)

VPN Instructions and Downloads

VPN Downloads Instructions
COE VPN www.ncts.psu.edu/vpn www.ncts.psu.edu/vpn
PSU VPN Windows
MAC
Linux
Follow installer instructions.

CSE Computer Lab Access

Room Physical Access Remote Access Technique
W135 Restricted - CSE students only Yes with VPN (PSU, COE) ssh
W136 Restricted - CSE students only No None

System Names for Remote Access Reference

  • W135 (Linux): e5-cse-135-01.cse.psu.edu through e5-cse-135-38.cse.psu.edu

Connecting to Lab W135

LINUX Users

Connect via the command line in a terminal using

  • "ssh -X <YourPSUUserid>@e5-cse-135-??.cse.psu.edu" where question marks are machine numbers 01-38.
  • Example: “ssh -X abc123@e5-cse-135-01.cse.psu.edu”  You will be prompted for your Penn State password. (You will be prompted for 2FA.)
  • Or leave off the "-X" if you do not need to forward your xsessions for graphical display.
  • Be sure to watch your duo client for push notifications when connecting.

OS X Users

  • If graphical UNIX/LINUX applications are not being used, then you can use Apple’s built-in terminal app found at Applications → Utilities. In the Terminal app, enter the following:
    • ssh <YourPSUUserid>@e5-cse-135-??.cse.psu.edu where <YourPSUUserid> is your PSU UserName and ?? is the machine numbers (01-38) for the Linux computers.
    • Example: ssh abc123@e5-cse-135-10.cse.psu.edu which would connect user abc123 to the computer with the Host Name of e5-cse-135-10.cse.psu.edu.
    • After entering your PSU Password, you should be prompted for your 2FA.
  • If graphical UNIX/LINUX applications are being used, then you will need to install Xquartz which can be downloaded from: www.xquartz.org. After you have installed Xquartz, you can use the ‘-Y’ option with the ssh command in the Xquartz terminal:
    • ssh -Y <YourPSUUserid>@e5-cse-135-??.cse.psu.edu where <YourPSUUserid> is your PSU UserName and ?? is the machine numbers (01-38) for the Linux machines.
    • Example: ssh -Y abc123@e5-cse-135-10.cse.psu.edu which would connect user abc123 to the computer with the Host Name of e5-cse-135-10.cse.psu.edu.
  • After entering your PSU Password, you should be prompted for your 2FA.

WINDOWS 10

Download and install MobaXterm at mobaxterm.mobatek.net.

  • Run the MobaXterm app, and choose "Session" → "SSH" fill in your the hostname you wish to connect to and your Penn State userid. When you connect you will be prompted for your Penn State password. (You will be prompted for 2FA.)
  • To transfer files select "Session" → "SFP"
  • Be sure to watch your duo client for push notifications when connecting.

Getting Help from CSE’s IT Team

Email helpdesk@cse.psu.edu with a description of your problem or request. If we need to meet in person or screen share, we will reply to your request with instructions on how to do so at a time convenient for you.


 
 

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The School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science was created in the spring of 2015 to allow greater access to courses offered by both departments for undergraduate and graduate students in exciting collaborative research fields.

We offer B.S. degrees in electrical engineering, computer science, computer engineering and data science and graduate degrees (master's degrees and Ph.D.'s) in electrical engineering and computer science and engineering. EECS focuses on the convergence of technologies and disciplines to meet today’s industrial demands.

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