Tutorials

Access eleg-storage drive at home

 

This tutorial explains how to access your aperturescience drive for off-campus use with Windows 7’s network drive mapping functionality.

Step 1: Make a VPN connection with the campus.

Follow UIT’s documentation at https://techarticles.uark.edu/vpn/virtual_private_network_vpn/

Step 2: Connect network Drive

Right click on my computer and go to “Map Network Drive” Put in “\\eleg-storage.ddns.uark.edu\username” in the Folder field. (Replace username with your username; ex: eleghelp@uark.edu. eleghelp is my username.)

Check “connect using different credentials. Click finish

Fill in your username like this

Alternative for any platform.

Download Filezilla ftp client here

Enter sftp://aperturescience.uark.edu

Enter you username and password

filezilla

Access Blackmesa from home

Blackmesa is a Windows Server 2012 R2 application server that is configured for remotely accessing software by ELEG Students and Faculty for homework and instructional purposes. Software installed includes Orcad, Matlab, Quartus, Solidworks, Office, AutoCAD and every other program that will be needed for any ELEG courses. These servers are available for use while on or off campus. Information on connecting to the servers for the three major operating systems is listed below.

If you are using Windows

  1. Connect to the VPN at http://vpn.uark.edu
    1. If you have issues connecting to the vpn please visit this tech article
  2. Open blackmesa.uark.edu/RDWeb/

If you can not connect with the VPN you can follow this tutorial.

 If you are using Mac

  1. VPN Connection – Visit https://techarticles.uark.edu/vpn/virtual_private_network_vpn/
  2. Download Cord
  3. Use blackmesa.uark.edu for blackmesa
  4. Login using your full UARK email address as the username (e.g. johndoe@uark.edu) and UARK password.

If you have OSX Sierra or newer

      1. VPN Connection – Visit https://techarticles.uark.edu/vpn/virtual_private_network_vpn/
      2. Download the Microsoft Remote Desktop client from the Apple Store - https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/microsoft-remote-desktop/id714464092
      3. Put blackmesa.uark.edu as the server
      4. Login using your full UARK email address as the username (e.g. johndoe@uark.edu) and UARK password.

If you are using Linux

  1. VPN Connection – Visit https://techarticles.uark.edu/vpn/virtual_private_network_vpn/
  2. Use http://remmina.sourceforge.net/ or your preferred RDP client available for your Linux distribution.
  3. Use blackmesa.uark.edu for blackmesa
  4. Login using your full UARK email address as the username (e.g. johndoe@uark.edu) and UARK password.

Alternative

We’ve had luck with newer versions of xfreerdp that work n Ubuntu.

  1. Follow the instructions to update the PPAs in Ubuntu or compile in Fedora at https://github.com/FreeRDP/Remmina/wiki
  2. In a terminal type the following (replace USERNAME with your username) “xfreerdp /v:blackmesa.uark.edu /g:eleg-stargate.uark.edu /f /u:USERNAME /d:GACL”
  3. You may save this line into a .sh file to save typing later.

Connect to aperturescience Linux Server

Connecting from a Windows PC

1.Head over to http://www.nomachine.com/download-package.php?Prod_Id=3835
2.Download and install the client package first.
3.Next install all four of the add-ons (NX-Fonts)
4.Once they are all installed, use the shortcut provided (aperturescience.uark.edu.nxs)

Connecting from a Mac

Two options:

Using NX Client

1.Head over to no machine’s site
2.Download and install the client package.
3.Once they are all installed, use the shortcut provided (Tesla.nxs)

Using SSH and X forwarding (for more advanced users)

1.Open the terminal
2.Type in ssh -X username@aperturescience.uark.edu
3.(Replace username with YOUR username)
4.Append applications with “ &” (space before ampersand) for a background process

Connecting from a Linux Box

Two options:

Using SSH and X Forwarding

1.Open the terminal
2.Type in ssh -X username@aperturescience.uark.edu
3.(Replace username with YOUR username)
4.Append applications with “ &” (space before ampersand) for a background process

Using NX Client

1.Head over to no machine’s site.
2.Choose the appropriate package depending on your distro base (Red hat versus Debian) and your architecture (32bit or 64bit)
3.Use the provided link (aperturescience.uark.edu.nxs)
 

This tutorial will show you how to create a direct connect with one of our window servers or your work computer (Graduate students and research undergrads only) using windows 7. If you use a Mac or Linux please see the VPN tutorial (below).

1. Open remote desktop connection
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2. Expand options. Go to advanced tab. Click on settings

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3. Fill in as below:
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4. Click OK. Go back to general tab, enter your computer name or server name and append “.ddns.uark.edu” as above (e.g. Toby would be toby.ddns.uark.edu), and click save as to create the link.
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5. Click connect - if you receive this warning, click connect again
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6. Add @uark.edu to your username and log in
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Create a VPN in MAC