Remote Connection to a Linux Computer

You can connect to various Linux computers on campus remotely by utilizing Secure Shell (SSH). MacOS and most Linux distributions will already have an SSH Client and on Windows; we suggest you use PuTTY.

The university provides two primary servers for connecting remotely: 

  • guardian.it.mtu.edu (updates preview)
  • colossus.it.mtu.edu

Connecting from MacOS/Linux

  1. Open a terminal and type: ssh username@guardian.it.mtu.edu
  2. Accept the host key if prompted. 
  3. Type your Michigan Tech password and hit Enter.
    Open Terminal window

Connecting from Windows

  1. Open PuTTY.
    The PuTTY configuration window in Windows
  2. For host name, enter guardian.it.mtu.edu.
  3. Select the Open button.
  4. Accept the host key if prompted.
  5. Type your Michigan Tech account name and password.
    Connected  to Guardian

You are connected to the remote server; you are in your H:/Home drive root directory.

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Article ID: 53584
Created
Wed 5/9/18 3:42 PM
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Wed 9/30/20 3:15 PM