Off-campus access to Rocket

Rocket can be accessed directly from any machine on the campus network.  However, it is not directly accessible from outside.

To connect to Rocket from outside the campus network, you will need to connect first to a machine that can be accessed from outside the campus, such as the linux time-sharing service at unix.ncl.ac.uk (“aidan”), then connect to Rocket from there.  The commands below show you how to do this in one step using a ssh tunnel, which is especially helpful for copying data.

 

From a Windows PC: WinSCP

Set up a new connection as follows. Remember that you can save a configuration once it is set up by using the 'Save' button before you click 'Login'. The example below has three saved sessions. If you already have a saved session, you can select and edit that instead of creating a new one.

WinSCP1

 WinSCP2

 

 

From a Windows PC: MobaXterm

Click on 'New Session', then fill fields as marked below. MobaXterm saves sessions automatically; right-click on a session in the left-hand panel to rename or delete them.

 

From a Mac or linux machine

Use the ssh, scp and sftp commands as normal, using the option -oProxyJump to tunnel through unix.ncl.ac.uk directly to Rocket:

 

ssh -oProxyJump=yourNewcastleusername@unix.ncl.ac.uk yourNewcastleusername@rocket.hpc.ncl.ac.uk
scp -oProxyJump=yourNewcastleusername@unix.ncl.ac.uk yourNewcastleusername@rocket.hpc.ncl.ac.uk:rocketfilename destinationname
sftp -oProxyJump=yourNewcastleusername@unix.ncl.ac.uk yourNewcastleusername@rocket.hpc.ncl.ac.uk 

 

People with older machines may need to use these commands instead:

 

ssh -oProxyCommand="ssh yourNewcastleusername@unix.ncl.ac.uk -W %h:%p" yourNewcastleusername@rocket.hpc.ncl.ac.uk
scp -oProxyCommand="ssh yourNewcastleusername@unix.ncl.ac.uk -W %h:%p" yourNewcastleusername@rocket.hpc.ncl.ac.uk:rocketfilename destination
sftp -oProxyCommand="ssh yourNewcastleusername@unix.ncl.ac.uk -W %h:%p" yourNewcastleusername@rocket.hpc.ncl.ac.uk



scp and sftp commands in either case may show a warning message, 'Killed by signal 1'.  This is normal and can be ignored.