SSH (Secure Shell)
and Telnet Client
Telnet and FTP (file transfer protocol) provide more security for
data because of an encrypted link between client and server computers.
how to get and install the program on your own
at the end of these instructions.
click the SSH Secure Shell desktop icon (or from your Start
menu, select Programs, then select
SSH Secure Shell.)
3. You will see the Connect
to Remote Host dialog box:
the Host Name field, type mason.gmu.edu
the User Name field, type your mason username (without
the @gmu.edu extension).
the Host Identification box appears, click Yes.
e. After you click "Connect." (If
the Unauthorized Access Prohibited message appears, click "OK.")
dialog box, type your
mason password (which may or may not be the
same as your email passsword).
work directly with your account to telnet into your mason
to create folder/directories, edit files, set file permissions.
Use Secure Shell
the File Transfer icon:
will see a split screen.
side shows files that are on the PC you are working on (local
shows files that are in your mason account in your
on the mason server.
(You can change which side is local and which is
remote; however, generally, the left side is local.)
To transfer (send) a file, highlight
the file in the local (left) column that you
to transfer (or vice versa). "Drag"
the file with your cursor to the correct directory. If you want to put
a .html file in your public_html directory, be sure you drag the file
into that directory. [Be sure you click on the refresh icon before sending a changed file to your directory.]
To go "home" to see all local drives,
the right mouse button while your mouse cursor is in the left hand or right
"window" (whichever one you want to go "home" to). Then click on the icon
DISCONNECT (so no one can alter your files or send
your account) by selecting the "File" option and then select
your web pages/files don't appear)
on the file (in your public_html directory) with your right mouse
the "Properties" option. You will see this "Permissions" screen:
are the default options (so that only the owner of the files
read and edit them, while other people can only read them.)
3.Select OK when finished
To End Secure
the mason server prompt, type exit and press the Return
key. You are now logged out from the mason server.
Quit to exit the Secure Shell program. This is important to
access to your files.
Use Secure Shell
the Telnet Client icon:
You will see:
ENTER to go to the osf1.gmu.edu (or
can then enter your mason server space to manage files, edit web pages,
the Web, go to http://itusupport.gmu.edu/
and click on "Downloads."
the file on your computer. (Remember where you saved it!)
click on "SSH" icon.
the Install Shield Wizard dialog box opens, click Next.
the License Agreement and then click Yes.
the default Destination Folder and then click Yes.
the default Program Folder and then click Yes.
all four remaining components and then click Yes.
the subsequent Install Shield Wizard dialog box, to complete