Accessing Linux

From Mosaic

You can connect to our Mosiac Linux servers from a Mosaic Windows computer or your personal computer. You can access Mosaic Linux from Mosaic Windows by going to "Start>>All Programs>>Linux>>Connect Me>> FastX 2 Client" and selecting a server. After selecting a server, then choose the "MATE" desktop option.

From a Personal Computer

To access Mosaic Linux from a personal computer the program FastX must be used. Off campus you will need to use the campus VPN to connect. The instructions below guide you through setup of the VPN which can be found on this website. View the guides found here for access from a personal computer.

Operating Sytem Download Software Documentation
Windows FastX for Windows Installation Instructions
OSX FastX for OSX Installation Instructions
Linux FastX for Linux Installation Instructions




*NOTE: To download the software for OSX, right click the link and click "Save link as..."

Command Line

If you have Internet access and have downloaded a SSH2 client such as PuTTY, you can access your Mosaic files from off campus to check mail, write and/or compile programs, or perform any of other Linux command-line tasks. This is the most secure way to access your Mosaic account from off campus. A guide for this can be found here.

The server you would connect to using the SSH client is: .