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Please ensure that you know how to access your Maths computer account and that you have been given an account on fawcett (more details here).

To access fawcett users need to ssh to The direct access is possible only from desktops managed by Maths IT team and does not require a password. Access from other systems is possible only with usage of pair of ssh keys and by proxying the connection through


  1. Generate a pair of ssh keys. It is useful to have a pair of keys per destination:
    ssh-keygen -f $HOME/.ssh/fawcett 

    Secure the key with a strong passphrase when prompted.

  2. Copy public key to a Maths computer:
    scp $HOME/.ssh/
  3. Now ssh to your account in Maths and there run command:
    ssh-copy-id -f -i $HOME/ fawcett 

    Now you can remove from

  4. Now you should be able to access fawcett with command:
    ssh  -i $HOME/.ssh/fawcett  -J
  5. You can automate the options above by adding the following lines to file

    $HOME/.ssh/config on your computer:
        User CRSID
        IdentityFile ~/.ssh/fawcett

    Afterwards you should be able to connect to fawcett with command:

  6. If that fails then please send the output of
    ssh -v

    to the IT helpdesk.