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Connecting to the CAE Lab File Server (On-campus Unix Users)

The following instructions should help you to connect to the CAE Lab's central file server from other locations on campus, assuming some type of relatively modern Unix is installed on the local system.

Instructions

Different Unix and Unix-like systems will have different programs installed to let them connect to the CAE Lab file server. If none of the instructions below are applicable to your system, please contact Mike Renfro (CH314, x3601) for more help. You can also try the methods listed in our off-campus Unix users instructions, since they will work for on-campus usage as well.

Gnome Users

Open up the Gnome file browser, click on the File menu, and select Connect to Server.


In the Connect to Server dialog box, enter the following:

Server: files.cae.tntech.edu
Share: homes
Username: (enter your CAE Lab username here)


and then click the Connect button. You should be prompted for a password to connect to the server. Enter your CAE Lab account password in the Authentication Required dialog that pops up.


If no error messages pop up, a drive icon for the CAE Lab file server should appear on your desktop, and you can drag files to and from the file server window and any other folder you view in the Gnome file manager.

Notes

Avoid modifying any files on the file server from multiple systems at the same time.

Students with file space in the Engineering Workstation Laboratories can use the above instructions by entering the following into the Connect to Server dialog:

Server: ch302.cae.tntech.edu
Share: users
Username: (enter your CAE Lab username here)

Faculty and staff in the Mechanical Engineering department can connect to their departmental file space by entering the following into the Connect to Server dialog:

Server: ch302.cae.tntech.edu
Share: me
Username: (enter your CAE Lab username here)

NFS Users

If you have root privileges on your Unix system, selected directories on the file server may be exported to your system. To maintain some level of security, we require that your Unix system has a static IP address, and that you list the user directories you want to be exported to the remote system. Contact Mike Renfro (CH314, x3601) for more information about NFS access.

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