March 3, 2006
ssh via Web Browser
You can now ssh to mathserv even if all you have access to is a Web browser:
We've installed the free JTA ssh client, which runs as a java application from a browser. If you can get your hands on a fairly modern (1998 or newer) browser in the default configuration, you can login in to mathserv, which means that you can ssh in from a friends house, from the computer of a colleague at another university or from an Internet café without having to get your hands on an ssh client.
An alternative does exist: you can carry a copy of the free Puttty SSH client on a diskette or CD-ROM for use on Windows machines (linux and OS X machines have ssh built in, of course).
While this will allow you to check you email via pine from a web browser, you may want to just use the webmail client instead: