MANAGED LINUX INSTALLATIONS
CSG provide and support a managed Linux distribution suitable for use on both desktops and servers, deployed on all undergraduate lab machines and available as an option on CSG-provided machines for staff and PhD students.
The current supported DoC Linux distribution is a locally customized version of Ubuntu 20.04 (Focal Fossa) released in April 2020. Previous standard distributions include customized versions of Ubuntu 18.04 (Bionic Beaver) and Ubuntu 16.04, (Xenial Xerus).
We expect the next build to be a managed Ubuntu 22.04 Linux distribution some time after its planned release in April 2022
Secure shell ('ssh') is a network protocol allowing secure, remote machine access. 'ssh' also refers to applications that allow you to connect using this network protocol. In order to connect, the remote machine (the server or DoC machine) must be running a secure shell daemon/server; Linux and OS X Macintoshes can readily do so while Windows machines require a third-party application.
The local machine (the client or your home machine) must be running a secure shell client; ssh client implementations are freely available for all major platforms (please see below).
You can ssh to the following five DoC Linux servers from off-site (that is, outside the college network):
Read the complete SSH guide for more information on how to connect
Read more about Remote Access options at DoC