Connecting to Patstat server using SSH or NX client


Below is information about two methods for connecting to the patstat server. The first method uses ssh to connect to a command-line session on the server. The second method provides a graphical user interface to the server.

Method One: Connecting to Patstat server using SSH client

An SSH client provides a command-line connection to the server, suitable for running the mysql command-line client, using the unix shell, etc. Any SSH client can be used, including Secure CRT (available from OIT software download) and the built-in MacOSX ssh client.

To connect, use as the hostname and log in with your GT Account and password. You must be on a campus network or on the Georgia Tech VPN to connect using SSH.

Method Two: Connecting to Patstat server using NX client

The NoMachine client allows secure and convenient graphical connections to the Linux desktop on the Patstat server. These instructions show how to download and configure the NoMachine client and connect to Patstat.

Note that you must be on a campus network or on the Georgia Tech VPN to connect using NoMachine.

  1. Download NoMachine client for your platform from the "Home -> Download" section of the NoMachine website
    The following instructions describe how to install and configure the Windows client.
  2. Run the installer. It's fine to accept all the defaults.
  3. After installation is done, run the client. There should be a shortcut to it on the desktop called "NoMachine Client for Windows"
  4. When asked to name the session, you can call it 'patstat' and use hostname ''
  5. When asked to choose the type of remote connection, choose 'Unix' and 'GNOME'. You can also choose the size of the screen to display.
  6. In the final installation step, you can create a shortcut on the desktop for this particular connection. Also, check 'Show the Advanced Configuration dialog'
  7. Click the 'Key' button in the Advanced configuration dialog
  8. Replace the existing text with the following key:
  9. -----BEGIN DSA PRIVATE KEY-----
    -----END DSA PRIVATE KEY-----
  10. Close the Advanced configuration. When prompted for login, use your GT Account and password.
  11. After login you should see your Linux desktop.