Fez and Torchwood run the primary and secondary shell login service for Tardis, externally accessible via
ssh1.tardis.ed.ac.uk. In order to log in to the Tardis systems you will need to obtain an SSH client. For those with Linux/Unix systems, you should be able to run
from a command shell. For those in Windows, you are advised to have a look at PuTTY. Use this to connect to ssh.tardis.ed.ac.uk, giving the supplied username and password.
You can change the password on your new account using
passwd from the command line, and you are advised to do so on your first log in. You can read your mail off the system using pine, or whatever your preferred mail client is.
For more help in actually getting started using a shell see Tardis Beginner Tutorials.
We run OpenSSH latest authenticated against LDAP. The primary shell login host is Fez which runs Debian Linux (OpenVZ). To log in ssh
email@example.com. Please be aware that the new SSH server Fez is running a ban service to mitigate brute force attacks; 6 failed attempts at login will cause a ban; Bans will expire after around 20 minutes of inactivity.