Every student enrolled in CS580A5 must have an EID, which they use to login to RamWeb, Canvas, etc. However, every CS580A5 student is also automatically given a Computer Science login as well. If you were enrolled in CS courses prior to this semester, you may already know about these accounts.
Using departmental machines is optional. You can do all your work on your personal machines. Having a CS login gives you another option for accessing email from Computer Science machines. You can also connect to departmental machines to check whether or not your programs will run here. Using your CS account, you can get access to certain Microsoft applications, as described below.
Distance students, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org providing your full name if you need to find out what your login id is. The password is set to be your student id, the 9-digit number. Note that it is not the same as the EID.
There are several linux machines named after state capitals (e.g., salem.cs.colostate.edu, denver, etc) that you can connect to. You must have an ssh client on your machine. For windows, you can install putty. Linux machines and macs come with ssh. A VPN is not required to connect to the CS machines.
You can transfer files from departmental machines to yours using sftp. You must connect to ftp.cs.colostate.edu and use your login and password.
You will need several tools in this course: