Cygwin installation instructions. (Thanks to Charles McGuire.)
If you're having difficulty connecting to the physics servers via VPN, Cygwin is another option worth trying. Its basically a program that emulates Linux on the Windows operating system, and will allow you to connect in a more typical “Linux-to-Linux” fashion.
- Download Cygwin from this link. Unless your computer and operating system are fairly old, you'll probably want the 64-bit version.
- This video might be a useful reference.
- Select the open SSH package when prompted (as seen in video).
- Open Cygwin.
- From the Cygwin command line, log into physics servers with ssh -Y firstname.lastname@example.org. (The -Y option will enable ssh to pass pop-up windows such as emacs to your Cygwin session.)
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