Find out how to connect to UBUnix with your computer.
A command-line interface logs you into UBUnix and provides a
prompt at which you can enter text-based commands. There are no
graphics or windows.
Use a program like PuTTY to establish a command-line connection
You must be using a secure connection. Use SSHFS to
Your distribution may have different commands or different
names. This command should work on a typical Ubuntu-based
sudo apt-get install sshfs
Create a folder, such as ubfs, into which to mount your UBfs
files with the correct permissions:
sudo mkdir /ubfs
sudo chmod a+rwx /ubfs
To access files in your UBfs space, mount UBfs to your folder
where ubitname is your UBITName and
1st_UBIT_letter and 2nd_UBIT_letter are the first and
second letters of your UBITName.
Remote windowing software allows you to issue commands from an
xterm window command prompt; the software launches in a graphical
mode in a separate window. Connect with any of the following:
- X11 (Macintosh)
- To connect to UBUnix with your Macintosh using X11:
- Check your Utilities folder inside the
Applications folder to see if X11 is already installed. If
not, you must first install it from the Mac OS X install discs that
came with your computer.
- Once installed, double-click on your Macintosh HD,
select Applications, then Utilities, and select
- In the xterm window, enter ssh
yourUBITName@ubunix.buffalo.edu -X where yourUBITName is
your UBITName, then press Return.
- Enter your password and press Return.
Use file transfer software like FileZilla, to download and
Securely upload or download files with sftp.
- Double-click on your Macintosh HD and then double-click
- Double-click on Terminal.
- Enter sftp followed by the full name of the computer you
want to connect to, such as ubunix.buffalo.edu, then press
- Enter the password for the account you are connecting to when
prompted then press
You can also upload and download files with Cyberduck or Fetch.