Using the RSPH cluster
All following tips are based on using terminal on Mac OS. I believe it will work for any linux system. For Windows, one needs to install some type of Unix-like systems, such as Cygwin.
Address for the RSPH cluster is
Login commmand is
ssh -X email@example.com
userid needs to be replaced by your login.
I usually create an alias by adding the following line to my
alias cluster="ssh -X firstname.lastname@example.org"
So I can login to the cluster by typing
cluster in the terminal.
Password-less logins using SSH
It’s annoying to have to type in password every time login or scp to/from the cluster. Fortunately there is a solution. Follow the steps to setup a password-less login.
Create Public/Private Keys. First check whether you have
.sshfolder in your home directory. Note it’s a hidden directory, and can be seen by typing
ls -a. If there exist, skip this step. Otherwise, type
ssh-keygen -t dsain the terminal and those files will be generated.
Set up logins. First copy your public key (
id_dsa.pub) to remote host by doing:
scp .ssh/id_dsa.pub email@example.com:~. Now login to the cluster and cd to the
.sshdirectory. Add the public key from your computer to the end of your ``authorized_keys file and set the correct permissions by typing the following commands at the terminal:
cat ../id_dsa.pub >> authorized_keys chmod 600 authorized_keys