Web and file services
July 29, 2011
As most of you have experienced, numerous JLab computer services (including web pages, file transfers, remote login etc.) have been seriously affected by the "cyber event" since the beginning of July. Many services have now been restored. Below we collect some information we are aware of that may help users with their immediate computing needs and also give them some idea of what to expect. Please email your UGBoD representatives (Mark Ito for computing, or Sebastian Kuhn - see UGBoD Contact Information) if you have suggestions, comments or questions. Please also check out Ongoing Polls. Please note that public_html will not return in its previous form - see below for more information.
Status update by Roy Whitney as of July 29:
Roy Whitney sent out a status update in an email to the list "firstname.lastname@example.org" last Friday which contains a lot of information that might be useful. You can find that email at the usual mailing list archive.
As always, contact the helpdesk for any issues: email@example.com, 7155
Note that you can access all of your favorite JLab websites (including the "old" main page) by doing the following:
- ssh to login.jlab.org [need username and password; enable X11 forwarding]
- ssh to jlabl1 [need username and password; enable X11 forwarding]
- type "firefox" and go to http://www.jlab.org/
Here are some instructions on how to use BBFTP to move files from jlab to your computer - given without guarantee:
"bbftp is a lot faster that scp since it does not encrypt the data (only the password) and it uses more ports
- Install the client bbftp on your computer. It exists for both mac and linux -> http://doc.in2p3.fr/bbftp/
- Issue the command bbftp -m -p 5 -i input.txt -u YourUserName bbftp.jlab.org where input.txt contains a list of the files and has the following syntax: mget File Destination