In general, the lab PCs are only accessible from other computers in the university network. To connect to a computer in the FIM PC labs, you first need a connection to the university network — either directly on-campus, or via the university VPN if you are using it externally, for example from home. The VPN software and corresponding instructions can be found on the VPN page of the Centre of Information Technology and Media Services (ZIM).
For an overview of the hostnames of all currently available pool computers, please visit the website ciphosts.fim.uni-passau.de.
The command "scp" ("Secure Copy" as a successor to FTP for transferring data) is usually included in every Linux distribution.
OpenSSH (including scp) has been part of Windows since version 10. It is used in the same way as SSH on Windows. If you use an older Windows version, you can use the freeware pscp (Secure Copy Client) to transfer data. Another alternative is the software WinSCP.
On MacOS, you can use scp via the Terminal.app application that is available on every Mac (located under "Applications", subfolder "Utilities".
The scp command (or equivalent programs) can be used to copy data back and forth between Linux-based devices and devices with other operating systems.
It is used in the same way as the cp command under Linux, with the addition of usernames and computer hostnames.
Please note: If you run the command on Linux or MacOS, replace the backslash "\" with "/". The following commands are one single line each, without any linebreaks.
Transferring a file from the FIM user "mueller", which is available on the lab PC "aal", to your Windows computer at home:
scp mueller@aal:\home\mueller\somedirectory\somefile.txt C:\mydata\myproject
or in the other direction:
scp C:\mydata\myproject \somefile.txt mueller@aal:\home\mueller\somedirectory
If the path contains spaces, the entire path specification must be enclosed in quotation marks:
scp mueller@aal:"\home\mueller\some directory\some file.txt" C:\mydata\myproject\neuerdateiname.txt
By using the "-r" option, directory contents can be copied recursively:
scp -r mueller@aal:\home\mueller\somedirectory C:\mydata\myproject