Remote Access and Shared Resources

You can access your remote resources such as shared network drives, campus machines, or server storage. Generally, the procedure is as follows:

  1. Make sure you are on the McMaster network (via campus ethernet, Mac-Wifi, or VPN)
  2. Connect to the remote resource
  3. Disconnect from remote resource when finished

Remote Machines

A "remote machine" can be any server or workstation that is not physically accessible. Typically, you can access them via either a graphical interface or a command line interface.

For more information, please see the following:

Shared Network Drives

Shared network drives are folders to which you have been granted access, usually by your administrator or supervisor for your group. These folders reside on a remote server rather than on your local machine, and usually have access control lists that tell the server which users have what level of permission on the folder and its contents. Oftentimes, you may need to specify a username and password (that may or may not match your own macid and macid password) in order to access the shared network drive.

To connect to a shared network drive, please see the following:

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