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This application allows you run applications on a remote Unix machine and display the results (including graphics) on your PC screen. You can also transfer files to and from a remote computer.

Running applications on a Unix machine

This can be done by using either:

  • the X-server: this allows you to display graphical output from the Unix machine on the PC screen. To run applications from a cluster PC, click on Start - All Programs - Email and Internet Tools - Bradford Unix Service X session. To use this feature over the internet, to connect to muser you also need to run another application like PuTTY on your PC.
  • a Telnet session: this does not allow you to display graphical output from your Unix machine on the local PC screen. To run applications from a cluster PC, click on Start - All Programs - Email and Internet Tools - Bradford Unix Service Telnet session.

Transferring files to and from a host computer

Transferring files using either:

  • Classic FTP: when you run this, two windows appear. In one of them you will see the contents in your local drives. In the other you can see the contents from the host to which your PC is connected. You cannot copy folders, you can only transfer files one at a time.
  • Hummingbird FTP: use the Windows Explorer interface to transfer files to and from local drives. You are not limited to copying files one at a time and you can also copy folders.