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Connecting to M3 via ssh¶
To connect to M3, you will be required to use
ssh. If you are
already confident with the command line, you can simply
ssh into M3 using
your HPCID username and password.
If you need further instructions, consult the relevant section below for your Operating System.
To connect to M3, Linux and OS X users need to start a terminal session. The process is very similar, however OS X users may need to take some additional steps.
OS X Users: To start a terminal session, in Finder, navigate to Applications > Utilities and double click on Terminal.app
Once you have launched a terminal session, execute either one of the following commands:
ssh -l username m3.massive.org.au
Enter your password at the prompt and you will be directed to the login node.
If this is the first time that you have logged into M3, you will be
asked if you wish to accept the host key of the node you are connecting to. This
is just an identifier for the login node. Enter
yes at the prompt and you
will not be asked again; the login node’s credentials will be stored on your
To enable X11 port forwarding the
-x flag is required when you use
ssh command, depending upon which version of
ssh you have installed
on your system.
ssh -l username m3.massive.org.au -Y
To test that the session supports port forwarding, use the
The recommended software is Putty which is available from: http://www.chiark.greenend.org.uk/~sgtatham/putty/download.html
If you are connected to the Monash network, you must download the
file and not the