CSE Documentation and FAQ

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    What's New, 2017

    CSE Virtual Lab Environment
    A new fully functional virtualised CSE Lab Environment is now available for all staff and students.

    Hardware changes 2017
    2017s1, Hardware refresh: J17 Lvl3 Labs (viola/cello,bugle/horn); HP-800G2 DM.
    2017s1, Hardware refresh: K17 Ground (bongo) lab; HP-800G2 DM.
    2017s1, Hardware refresh: K17 Ground (oud,lyre) lab; HP-800G2 SFF.
    2017s1, Hardware refresh: K14 (clavier,organ,piano) lab; HP-800G1 SFF.
    Also see the CSE Changes Archive
    Last edited by pmr 19/05/2017

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    A2 and A3 Printers printing, a0, a1, a2, a3
    AARNET CloudStor AARNET, Cloudstor, Free_storage, Dropbox, Google_Drive
    Access Denied
    Accessing UNSW Exchange Shared Calendar
    Accessing Your Files home, directory, homedir, files, fileserver, samba, sftp
    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
    Adding MPS printers under OSX Yosemite printing, yosemite, apple, mps
    Alumni Accounts account, alumni, email
    Apt proxy apt, proxy
    Automatic Updates automatic, OSX, updates, windows
    Available Software software, iso, mirror
    Backing Up Your Data
    Book a room on Office365 book, booking, room, myCSE, Office365
    Booking history booking
    Booking lab computers booking, labs
    Borrow A Laptop
    Burning Software on Lab Machines dvd, cdrom, burn
    CGI scripts CGI, php, scripts, web, htaccess
    CSE Labs labs, oud, lyre, chil, drum, bongo, tabla, cello, viola, strings, flute, oboe, bugle, horn, brass, kora, sitar, piano, organ, clavier
    CSE Server Information server
    CSE Wired Network network, DHCP, dns
    CSE lab map lab, map, location
    Cancelling print jobs printing, cancel, queue, remove
    Cant save files file, save, write
    Changes Archive
    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 to VLAB
    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, lab, COMP3441
    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
    Displaying Postscript and PDF files postscript, pdf
    Dual Boot
    Email encryption email, encryption
    Erasing your hard drive wipe, erase, DBAN, HDD, 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, mail, lists, seco, eco
    Gentoo gentoo, linux, distro
    Getting a zID zID, guests, OSA, OSA02
    Getting help help
    Getting software
    Gitosis git, gitosis
    Group accounts account, group
    Hosting services hosting, services
    How to use booking tokens booking, tokens
    How to use bookterms booking
    Initialise account account, initialisation, logging, initialise, activate
    Installing fedora fedora, linux, distro, yum
    Internet access network, internet, web, proxy, DHCP, quota
    LS 15 Recall
    Lab Hours hours, labs
    Lab command booking, labs
    Lab screen messages labs, messages
    Licence Servers licence, licensing, lm
    Logging In With SSH
    Login problems account, password, login, disabled
    Mailing lists lists, email, mail
    Mailman mailman, email, lists
    Managed Print Service at CSE printing, printer, mps, toshiba, central
    Mathematica mathematica
    Matlab matlab, license
    Microsoft Imagine and ELMS Microsoft, Imagine, DreamSpark, ELMS, Windows, Visio, Project, Visual, Studio, MSDNAA
    Microsoft windows windows
    Migrating CSE email to UNSW Exchange migrate, mail, Exchange, mailshift, mlalias
    Mlalias alias, email, forwarding, lists, mlalias, redirecting
    Mlalias authorised posters mlalias, email, lists, moderation
    Mlalias moderation mlalias, moderation, email, lists
    Moving to UNSW Cloud Email Office365 cloud, email, migration, owa, exchange
    New Person Form webform, visitor
    New to CSE help, overview, introduction, welcome
    NoLogin Accounts file, nologin
    Non cse software software
    Not receiving email email
    Office 365 Email email, exchange, cloudemail, office365
    Offline project opencms
    OpenCms opencms
    OpenVPN VPN, openvpn, network, wireless
    Our spam filter filtering, email, spam
    Out of paper printing, paper, toner
    Personal domain domain, web, htaccess
    Pine GPG GPG, pine, email, encryption
    Poster Printing printing, a0, a1, a2, poster
    Print quota printing, quota
    Printing from CSE labs printing, printer, mps
    Printing from selfadmin computers printing, printer, selfadmin, toshiba, lexmark
    Printing multiple pages printing, multiple, mlpr
    Python Libraries
    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 remote, home, samba, smb, cifs, VPN
    Remote machine access remote, ssh, lab
    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 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
    Shifting mail
    Spam assassin email, spam, filtering
    Special accounts account, special
    Staff accounts account, staff, visitor
    Student accounts account, student
    Stulocal stulocal
    Subversion subversion
    Support forum support, forum
    Swipe card access swipe, card, access, labs
    The Enrol Pageboy email, enrolment
    UNSW Exchange Email Service Exchange, email, OWA
    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
    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
    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
    Window managers gnome, KDE, fluxbox, linux, labs
    Windows terminal servers server, terminal, windows
    WindowsLabSoftwareList Windows, Lab, Software
    Wireless Network uniwide, eduroam, wireless, wifi, network, guest
    Yellow form account, yellow, password, enable
    echo360 echo, recording, lecture, recording, echo360
    zPass Keeps Locking

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    b: backup backups bongo book booking brass buff bugle burn
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    g: gentoo git gitosis gnome Google_Drive GPG grieg group guest guests
    h: HDD help home homedir horn hosting hours HP htaccess html https
    i: Imagine IMAP initialisation initialise internet introduction iso
    k: KDE kora
    l: lab Lab labs laptop latex lecture lexmark licence license licensing linux lists lm location logging login lost lyre
    m: mail maildir mailman mailshift map mathematica matlab messages microsoft Microsoft migrate migration mirror mlalias mlpr mobile moderation monitoring mps MSDNAA multiple myCSE mysql
    n: network nologin NSS
    o: oboe office365 Office365 opencms openvpn OpenVPN optus organ OSA OSA02 OSX oud outofoffice overview owa OWA
    p: paper passphrase passwd password pdf permissions phone php piano pine POP port poster postgresql postscript PPTP printer printing priv procmail Project provision proxies proxy ps
    q: queue quota
    r: recording recover redirecting remote removable remove resources restore restricting robots room root
    s: samba save scp scratch scripts seco secure security selfadmin server services sftp sim sitar smb software Software space spam special ssh SSH SSL staff storage strings student Studio stulocal subversion support swipe
    t: tabla terminal thesis tokens toner toshiba treemax
    u: ubuntu UDB umg unipass uniwide unix unsw updates url USB username
    v: vacation vfs video videoconference vina viola virtual Visio visitor Visual VPN
    w: warranty web webcam webform welcome wifi windows Windows wipe wireless write
    y: yellow yosemite yum
    z: zID