So it's past 11 pm, the lab is closed, but you have to submit this assignment for CSC 414. Well, you actually can.``Remote login'' (i.e., having access to a machine from a remote location) is a built-in facility in Unix.
where username is your J118 user name amd n ranges
from 2 to about 24 (2 and 3 are more or less guaranteed to be up).
Once presented with a prompt on the remote machine you can launch
any application you like (such as
graphical applications (whose windows will show up on your
screen--the Unix SSH client does display forwarding for you
Under Windows you need an SSH client such as
Launch then the client, enter
.ubishops.ca in the address/host field
(don't remember the exact name of the field, sorry), and make sure
you check the ``SSH'' radio button. Log then in using the same user
name and password you use in J118, and you will end up with a
terminal similar to the one you have used already. No graphical
interface is available in this setting, but you can open as many
terminals as you wish by repeating this connection procedure. This
should at least allow you to use the
scpand works almost like
cpexcept that either the source or the destination may be on a remote machine and specified under the following form:
with username the name of your account on the respective
machine, machine-name the name of the machine you want to
copy from (or to), e.g.,
and remote-directory the thing you want to copy (or into
which you want to copy, as the case may be). Use the
switch to recursively copy entire directories.
A graphical SCP client for Windows is WinSCP.