CSE Computing FAQ

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What's New?

  • Hardware changes 2016/17
  • As part of ongoing hardware upgrades to CSE resources:
    • 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.
    • 2016s2(mid), Hardware refresh: K17 Consult Rooms; iMac 21.5" Slim Unibody.
    • 2016s2(mid), K17 Ground labs (bongo, tabla), commissioned.
    • 2016s2(mid), K17 Basement lab (tuba), decommissioned.
    • 2016s2, Hardware refresh: K17 Ground (oud) lab; HP-800G1 SFF.
    • 2016s2, K17 Ground (chi)(HCI) lab relocated to K17 Ground G13.
    • 2016s2, K17 Ground (banjo) lab, decommissioned.
    • 2016s1, Hardware refresh: J17 Lvl3 Labs (flute,oboe,sitar,kora); HP-800G1 DM.
    • 2016s1, Hardware refresh: K14 (clavier,organ,piano) lab, & K17 Ground (oud) lab; HP-8300 SFF.
    • 2016s1, Hardware refresh: K17 Ground (banjo) lab; HP-800G1 SFF.
    • 2015s2, J17 Mech'Eng. refurb complete, and 6 new CSE labs (kora,sitar,bugle,oboe,flute,viola) commissioned on Lvl-3.
    • 2015s2, G17 Elec'Eng. labs (guan,sanhu,erhu,mabu), decommissioned.
    • 2015s2, K17 Basement temporary labs (flute,fife), decommissioned.
    • 2015s2, J17 Mech'Eng. temporary lab G01 (cello), decommissioned.
    • 2015s1, J17 Mech'Eng. temporary lab G01 (cello), commissioned.
    • 2015s1, K17 Basement labs (drum,tuba,flute,fife), commissioned.
    • 2015s1, K14 Old Main Building (OMB) labs (organ,piano), back online for 2015.
    • 2015s1, G19 Scientia temporary labs (viola,cello), decommissioned.
    • 2014s1, G19 Scientia temporary labs (viola,cello), commissioned.
    • 2014s1, J17 Mech'Eng. undercroft labs (leaf, spoons, moog, bell) & cafe labs (bugle, pipe), decommissioned.
    • 2014s1, K14 Old Main Building (OMB) labs (organ,piano), offlined due to environmental issues.
    • 2014s1, Hardware refresh: K17 Consult Rooms; iMac 21.5" Unibody.
    • 2013s1, Hardware refresh: G17 Elec'Eng. (G17-X) labs (guan,sanhu,erhu); HP-8300-SFF.
    • 2013s1, Hardware refresh: J17 Mech'Eng. (J17-G) labs (bugle,pipe); HP-8300-SFF.

    Current CSE lab Locations, Opening hours

  • Windows Terminal Servers decommissioned 2016s2
  • Functionality migrated to Virtual machines available from the CSE login screen.

  • Home directory remote access (Samba) changes 2016s1
  • In line with recent account authentication changes at CSE, to zID/zPass, System Support have rolled out a new Samba server.
    If you utilise a remote connection to your CSE home directory, via the SMB/CIFS protocol, review the changes here.

  • eMail changes 2015s2

  • Starting Session-2 2015, CSE email servers are being phased out and all new account will be created within the UNSW Central mail service.
    The project to migrate existing CSE email accounts to the UNSW Central mail service is essentially complete.
  • Printing changes 2014s2
  • Starting Session-2 2014, all printing at CSE is managed through the UNSW Central Managed Print Service (MPS).
    • Undergraduate & postgraduate (via.coursework) students, see here for instructions.
    • Staff & postgraduate (via.research) students see here for details on printing to restricted staff printers.
      • staff printing is non quota'd, although usage is monitored.
      • colour printing is available in rm107, usage is strictly monitored.

  • Login changes 2014s1
  • Starting Session-1 2014, log into CSE systems using your UNSW zID and zPass, managed through the UNSW Identity Manager; as you would log into myUNSW.
  • CSE Proxy changes 2014s1
  • Starting Session-1 2014, the CSE Proxy is optional for direct HTTP & FTP (Internet) access over the CSE wired-network (Post-grad & research).

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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 CSE login servers GUI, SSH, X, login, remote, server, PuTTY, XMing
Accessing UNSW Exchange Shared Calendar
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
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, 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
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, 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 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
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
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 wireless, network, uniwide, guest
Yellow form account, yellow, password, enable
echo360 echo, recording, lecture, recording, echo360
zPass Keeps Locking

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b: backup backups bongo booking brass buff bugle burn
c: camera cancel card cdrom cello central certificate CGI change chil cifs Cisco claim class_accounts clavier cleanup cloud cloudemail Cloudstor 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 Dropbox drum dvd
e: echo echo360 eco ELMS email enable encryption enrolment erase ethernet Exchange exchange expiry extra
f: fedora feldman file filtering Firewall firewall flash floppy flute fluxbox forgot forum forwarding Free_storage ftp
g: gentoo git gitosis gnome Google_Drive GPG grieg group guest guests GUI
h: HDD help home 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 mysql
n: network nologin NSS
o: oboe 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 PuTTY
q: queue quota
r: recording recover redirecting remote removable remove resources restore restricting robots 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 Windows windows wipe wireless workstation write
x: X XMing
y: yellow yosemite yum
z: zID