Connect to the Mason Cluster via PuTTY

Certain tasks on the Mason Cluster require 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 PuTTY (Windows)

PuTTY

PuTTY

  1. Open up the PuTTY SSH Client.
  2. In the PuTTY Configuration dialog box, enter the host name as mason.gmu.edu, select the connection type as SSH and click open.
  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 netID (username) and password.

At this point, you should have a mason> prompt and then you can proceed with Fixing Server Upload Permissions or updating your website.

Last Updated: February 21, 2018