Access to Vega
There are a number of ways in which the Vega Linux service can be accessed remotely. This depends on whether you are inside or outside the Durham University Network and whether you are using an CIS maintained PC, either NPCS (Networked PC Service), MDS (Managed Desktop Service), a Windows PC, or a Linux or Unix computer.
There are three methods: Putty, the Gnome Desktop and VNC. The former opens a command window in which to login to Vega with ssh. Any additional command windows or logins require starting another instance of Putty. The latter two methods will display a window containing a desktop layout with a toolbar and on this dektop terminal windows can be started from the toolbar. Some of these tools may have to be installed on the PC if Vega is not accessed from a NPCS or MDS computer.
For graphical applications you will need to use the Gnome Desktop which is available on NPCS and MDS, or VNC on other Windows PCs that are connected to the Durham network.
Accessing the Vega service from within the Durham University Network
- From a PC with NPCS or MDS installed
- From a PC with Windows installed and connected to the Durham network
- From another Linux or Unix computer connected to the Durham network
Accessing the Vega service from outside the Durham University Network