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Frequently asked questions:

  • Q: I'm asked for a password.
    A: Make sure to chose SSH2 in SecureCRT. The protocol SSH1 will ask you for a password.
  • Q: The sectioning program does not match my name with my HUID.
    A: If your main name consists of several words, try quotation marks. For example, a student with last name Mc Donnald would enter "Mc Donnald".

Windows XP

Use the "SecureCRT" or the "Putty" application to connect via SSH2 to "" with the username
and empty password. ( Detailed instructions).
help on ssh in windows XP More help needed? Here is a visual guide for Windows XP?

Macintosh OS X

Using the "Terminal" application, type at the command line

Help for OS X More help needed? Here is a visual guide for OS X?

Linux, Unix.

In a terminal like "xterm", type

Macintosh OS 9.

Use the "SSH Secure Telnet" application for MaxOS 7-9 to connect to with the username "section".

Created: Aug 29, 2004