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The CSE Computing FAQ

Welcome. Answers to CSE users' Frequently Asked Questions are or should be here. Getting Help at CSE is where to start if you can't find your answer below. If you are looking for advice about CSE study programmes, courses, or enrolments you should contact CSE Student Services.

New for 2014

Login changes

Starting this semester, you no longer need a separate CSE username and password to log into our systems, and new students no longer need to initialise their account before using it.

Simply log into our systems with your zID (eg. z3456789) and your zPass, exactly as you would log into myUNSW or other UNSW services.

Printing changes

All printing at CSE is now done via the central UNSW Managed Print Service.

Lab changes

The Mechanical Engineering labs are gone!

In their place are four new labs in K17, and two new labs in the Scientia building.

See here for the updated locations.

General Question Categories



This FAQ is frequently revised. If there is a topic that is not yet included and you would like answered send an email to SS. In particular, if you have worked out a solution to some typical user problem that you think would be of help to other CSE users, please pass it along.

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Articles in FAQ:

A2 and A3 Printers a3, printing
Access Denied
Accessing CSE login servers GUI, SSH, X, login, remote, server, PuTTY, XMing
Account Classes and Groups account, group
Account Disabled account, disabled
Account backups account, backups
Account expiry account, expiry
Account names account, username
Account not backed up account, backup, treemax, buff, mail
Accounts Overview account
Alumni Accounts account, alumni, email
Apt proxy apt, proxy
Automatic Updates automatic, OSX, updates, windows
Available Software software, iso, mirror
Booking history booking
Booking lab computers booking, labs
Burning Software on Lab Machines dvd, cdrom, burn
CGI scripts CGI, php, scripts, web, htaccess
CSE Labs labs
CSE Server Information server
CSE lab locations labs
CSE lab map lab, map, location
Cancelling print jobs printing, cancel, queue, remove
Cant save files file, save, write
Claiming a lab booking claim, workstation
Cleaning up files cleanup, delete, disk, file, quota, space, compress
Cluster computing cluster, computing
Computers Provided by CSE computer, provision
Condor condor, distributed, computing
Connecting your laptop laptop, network
Converting files to and from postscript convert, pdf, ps, postscript, latex
Core files core, file
Course forums course, forum
Course groups course, group
Courtesy and Collaboration Accounts account, expiry, courtesy, collaboration, thesis
Creating a website html, web, url
Credit Card Payments
Cron jobs cron
Cryptolab cryptolab, crypto, COMP3441
DHCP DHCP
DVDs on the mirror dvd, iso, mirror
Debian apt, debian, linux, distro
Defaulter status in the booking system booking
Disabling Multicast Advertising on OSX OSX, ethernet, address, arpwatch
Disk quota disk, quota
Displaying Postscript and PDF files postscript, pdf
DreamSpark DreamSpark, elms, MSDNAA
Dual Boot
ELMS elms, DreamSpark, MSDNAA, Microsoft
Email encryption email, encryption
Erasing your hard drive wipe, erase, DBAN, drive
Extra disk space disk, extra, quota
Fedora fedora, linux, distro
File permissions file, permissions
Filtering email email, filtering, procmail
Filtering out spam email, filtering, spam, procmail
Firewall Firewall
Fluxbox fluxbox
Forgot password forgot, password
GPG and Apple Mail GPG, OSX, email, encryption
General Mail Lists email
Gentoo gentoo, linux, distro
Getting help help
Gitosis git, gitosis
Group accounts account, group
Hosting services hosting, services
How to use booking tokens booking, tokens
How to use bookterms booking
IP quota internet, network, quota, ipq
Initialise account account, initialisation, logging, in, initialise, activate
Installing fedora fedora, linux, distro, yum
Internet access network, internet, web, proxy, DHCP, quota
Lab Hours hours, labs
Lab command booking, labs
Lab screen messages labs, messages
Leo cluster leo, cluster
Licence Servers licence, licensing, lm
Login problems account, password, login, disabled
MSDNAA MSDNAA, microsoft, windows
Mailing lists lists, email
Mailman mailman, email, lists
Managed Print Service at CSE managed, printing, toshiba, central, print, new, mps
Mathematica mathematica
Matlab matlab, license
Microsoft windows windows
Mlalias alias, email, forwarding, lists, mlalias, redirecting
Mlalias authorised posters mlalias, email, lists, moderation
Mlalias moderation mlalias, moderation, email, lists
NSS NSS
New to CSE help, overview, introduction, welcome
NoLogin Accounts file, nologin
Non cse software software
Not receiving email email
Offline project opencms
OpenCms opencms
OpenVPN VPN, openvpn, network, wireless
Our spam filter filtering, email, spam
Out of paper printing, paper, toner
PPTP VPN VPN
Personal domain domain, web, htaccess
Pine GPG GPG, pine, email, encryption
Poster Printing a0, a1, a2, poster, printing, lamination
Print quota printing, quota
Printing from CSE labs printing
Printing from selfadmin computers printing, printers, selfadmin, toshiba, lexmark
Printing multiple pages multiple, printing, mlpr
Reading mail email
Recovering lost mail backups, deleted, email, mail, recover, restore
Redirecting mail email, redirecting
Redirecting root email redirecting, root, email
Remote home directory VPN, afp, file, home, remote, smbfs
Remote machine access remote, SSH, labs
Resources at CSE common, resources
Restoring files from backup backups, deleted, restore
Restricting web access authorised, https, restricting, security, web, htaccess
Robots txt file robots, web
Running your computer selfadmin, linux, windows, network, printing
Running your own server database, server, grieg, mysql, postgresql, apache
SCP and SFTP copy, ftp, scp, secure, sftp, remote, file, access, home
SSH SSH
SSH Key Files SSH, authorized_keys, passphrase
SSH authorized keys for course class accounts SSH, class_accounts, authorized_keys
SSL Certificates SSL, certificate
Saving files to postscript printing, postscript
Scratch space scratch, storage
Secure file permissions file, permissions, security
Security Cameras security, webcam, camera, monitoring
Self admin backups backup, feldman, selfadmin
Setting proxies proxies, web
Setting up mysql mysql, server, database
Spam assassin email, spam, filtering
Special accounts account, special
Staff accounts account, staff
Stop xfig crashing with KDE xfig, KDE
Student accounts account, student
Stulocal stulocal
Subversion subversion
Support forum support, forum
Swipe card access swipe, card, access, labs
The Enrol Pageboy email, enrolment
UDB UDB
UNSW File System file, storage, central, unsw, quota, disk
UNSW Mobile Phones mobile, phone, optus, lost, sim
USB storage on CSE Lab Computers USB, flash, labs, removable, storage
Ubuntu ubuntu, linux, distro
Unimail email, unimail
Unipass unipass, password
Unix file permissions unix, file, permissions
User Firewall firewall, network, port
User managed groups group, account, priv, umg
Using IMAP IMAP, email
Using POP POP, email
Using maildir maildir, email, IMAP
Using various devices in the labs cdrom, labs, floppy, USB
Using your account account, change, password, passwd, username
VMware Academic Program
VNC
VPN VPN, wireless, OpenVPN, PPTP, Cisco
Vacation mail email, vacation, autoreply, outofoffice
Video conferencing video, conference, videoconference
Vina cluster vina, cluster
Virtual aliases alias, email, lists, mlalias, virtual
Virtual file system vfs, opencms
Warranty Support Numbers Apple, HP, microsoft, support, warranty
Web browsers web, browsers
Webmail email, web, webmail, imap
Window managers gnome, KDE, fluxbox, linux, labs
Windows terminal servers server, terminal, windows
WindowsLabSoftwareList Windows, Lab, Software
Wired network network, DHCP, dns
Wireless Network wireless, network, uniwide, guest

Tags in FAQ:

a: a0 a1 a2 a3 access account activate address afp alias alumni apache Apple apt arpwatch authorised authorized_keys automatic autoreply
b: backup backups booking browsers buff burn
c: camera cancel card cdrom central certificate CGI change Cisco claim class_accounts cleanup cluster collaboration common COMP3441 compress computer computing condor conference convert copy core course courtesy cron crypto cryptolab
d: database DBAN debian delete deleted DHCP disabled disk distributed distro dns domain DreamSpark drive dvd
e: elms email encryption enrolment erase ethernet expiry extra
f: fedora feldman file filtering firewall Firewall flash floppy fluxbox forgot forum forwarding ftp
g: gentoo git gitosis gnome GPG grieg group guest GUI
h: help home hosting hours HP htaccess html https
i: imap IMAP in initialisation initialise internet introduction ipq iso
k: KDE
l: Lab lab labs lamination laptop latex leo lexmark licence license licensing linux lists lm location logging login lost
m: mail maildir mailman managed map mathematica matlab messages Microsoft microsoft mirror mlalias mlpr mobile moderation monitoring mps MSDNAA multiple mysql
n: network new nologin NSS
o: opencms OpenVPN openvpn optus OSX outofoffice overview
p: paper passphrase passwd password pdf permissions phone php pine POP port poster postgresql postscript PPTP print printers printing priv procmail provision proxies proxy ps PuTTY
q: queue quota
r: recover redirecting remote removable remove resources restore restricting robots root
s: save scp scratch scripts secure security selfadmin server services sftp sim smbfs software Software space spam special SSH SSL staff storage student stulocal subversion support swipe
t: terminal thesis tokens toner toshiba treemax
u: ubuntu UDB umg unimail unipass uniwide unix unsw updates url USB username
v: vacation vfs video videoconference vina virtual VPN
w: warranty web webcam webmail welcome Windows windows wipe wireless workstation write
x: X xfig XMing
y: yum