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Domains Supported: MINTS AD, SRL NIS   Platforms Supported: Linux, OS X, Windows


Unix users may wish to use SSH to connect to the CSCS internal network by using an SSH client of their choice.

Linux and OS X users can use the terminal provided with the operating system. Windows users can use PuTTY.

Connecting to the Internal Network

Open up your client, and connect to the CSCS SSH Gateway This will typically be in the below format:


You should be presented with a Welcome message, shown below, and asked to enter your MINTS password:

Please note, this login follows the MINTS domain password and account lockout policy. Should you enter your password incorrectly once at this point, then your account will be locked out for 30 minutes.

Connecting to the SRL through the CSCS network

Once you have connected to me-ssh as above, you will need to SSH to using your SRL NIS account. To connect to the SRL trixie server, type the command below substituting in your own SRL NIS user ID, for example:


You will then be prompted for your SRL NIS domain password, and once you have been successfully authenticated, you will have access to the SRL network, from where you can connect further to Linux machines on MINTS AD:

ssh js123@your_pc_name

If you have any problems connecting to, or logging in to either network, then please contact the CSCS Service Desk on 01223 3 36261 or by email at

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