Connect to the Mason Cluster via Terminal

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.

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 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.