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  • How to SSH into the Linux Lab

    You can use SSH to remotely login to the Linux Lab computers in Adams Hall. To do this on a Windows computer, you will need to install Cygwin. If you are using a Mac, you can use the Terminal. Procedure Open Cygwin (on Windows) or Terminal (on Mac). Enter the...

  • How to access virtual machines in the Big Data Lab

    There are several ways you can access Virtual Machines (VMs) in the Big Data Lab. VMs can be accessed through the vSphere client, Remote Desktop, or SSH. T...

  • Getting started with Git

    Introduction to version control Have you ever used or even heard of CVS, Subversion (SVN), or Team Foundation Server (TFS)? These type of programs are known as version control systems or revision control software. A version control system (VCS) allows you to store “versions” of a project, track the changes...

  • Unix file permissions

    All files and directories on a Unix-like system are assigned an owner, a group, and a set of permission flags that specify the read, write, and execute permissions for the “user” (owner), “group”, and “other”. Group permissions apply to all users who belong to the group associated with the file....

  • OpenVPN client setup on Windows

    Go to the OpenVPN download page, select the latest release, and download the OpenVPN client installer. Launch the installer and follow the prompts as directed. Click “I Agree” to continue. Leave the default selection of components and click “Next”. Accept the default installation path and click “Install”. When prompted, click...

  • VPN Frequently Asked Questions

    How do I access VMs in the Big Data Lab? How do I access Big Data Lab VMs from Hofstra lab computers? Why can’t I access my virtual machine from the Hofstra network? It does not accept my username and password! How do I login? What do I do with...

  • Tunnelblick setup on macOS for VPN

    Download Tunnelblick from https://tunnelblick.net/downloads.html. It is recommended to download the most recent stable version. Run the dmg file downloaded and double click the application in the window that opens Click continue Click “I have the configuration files”. At this point we don’t have them, but will get them in the...