Connect to the Mason Cluster via SSH

Certain tasks on the Mason Cluster require certain commands be executed on the command line. This tutorial describes how to connect to the server for this purpose.

Contents

Prerequisites

Connect to the Server

** If utilizing an FTP client not listed here, such as Cyberduck, ensure that encryption is SFTP (SSH File Transfer Protocol). **

Using Secure Shell (Windows)

mason-gmu-edu

Connecting to mason.gmu.edu

  1. Open up the Secure Shell Client (Not the File Transfer Client).
  2. Hit Quick Connect and enter mason.gmu.edu for the Host Name, and your username.
  3. If this is your first time connecting, you’ll probably get a few warning messages. Push OK to clear those.
  4. Enter your mason.gmu.edu password

At this point, you should have a mason> prompt as shown in the screenshot to the right.

Using Terminal (Mac OS X/Linux)

  1. Open up the Terminal application (Located in Applications/Utilities)
  2. Enter ssh username@mason.gmu.edu replacing username appropriately.
  3. Enter your mason.gmu.edu password

At this point, you should have a mason> prompt as shown in the screenshot to the right.

masonprompt

Mason Prompt

Last Updated: September 28, 2016