Laptop in Rm 315

To follow the Computational Physics Lectures in class you need to watch a screen (alone or with the student next to you) that has:
  1. A connection to the internet
  2. A browser window (Firefox, netscape, explorer etc)
  3. A window to a LINUX computer (phelafel, one of the phclasses, tx or possibly t2) either direct, or via goglobal or via cygwin, see below.
You can do that by either sitting opposite phelafel, phclass1-phclass5, or a laptop you bring with you.

For the first 2 weeks ONLY I will use a projector on my laptop, while we sort this out.

We are always short of class computers so students who can bring laptops are very popular.

If you want to use your laptop in rm 315 There are two possibilities:

  • if it is already registered to use dhcp in the physics building or has a physics ip thats great. (There is wireless reception in rm 315; but you have to be on TecSec or eduroam to use scp snd ssh.) Try to take a line that has no label.

  • hardwire: We have 6 lines with ip numbers for use in the classroom, you need to know how to enter this info to your laptop. The info you need is the ip off the cable, (for use in classroom with the correct cable only) subnet mask, DNS and - take care to use the number on the physical cable so we do not have a communication clash. If you need help there are 3 folders with instructions around the room.

    If you have a linux machine it is suited for all classwork as is, you can ssh thru to tx/t2 or a rm 315 computer.

    Windows users have several options:

  • cygwin - see Pavel's instructions is a LINUX feel system that sits on top of windows. cygwin is by far the best way to work - thats what I use. In cygwin you can use your windows browser, wireless card etc.
  • GoGlobal - see cis link (I find that I have to go from explorer not firefox and then click on the guide link from 13.08.2008. Take care to use secure socket for communication type - JA)
  • mobaxterm
  • ssh and for scp (I have problems with the putty scp) I recommend winSCP
  • Xming Xming is an Xserver which is helpful for single windows accessed with some sort of ssh.

    Of these options cygwin is the hardest to install, but provides the lightest load communications-wise, especially if working from outside the Technion campus, as you use your local browser, pdf viewer etc. It does mean you need to download then scp files to and from PHELAFEL/PHCLASSES. I am not aware of local support for its use. GoGlobal is the easiest to install. The TCC provides support so it is recommended for users who require support.

    The above link for go-global is also good for accessing class machines from home, airports etc, or for accessing library from outside campus. When you are on go-global you are within the Technion campus for use of a browser, Matlab etc.