EECS Login Servers
Windows Remote Desktop
IRIS maintains a Windows Remote Desktop Server, winterm.eecs.berkeley.edu, which is a part of the EECS Active Directory infrastructure. Access is via Microsoft Remote Desktop, and is available to all EECS Standard Account holders.
Some standard software is installed and available on winterm.eecs (e.g. Office, Visio, Firefox, Chrome, Thunderbird, Notepad++), and your EECS home directory is easily accessible.
As of March 21, 2022, access to winterm.eecs from off-campus will be restricted. We recommend using the campus VPN first, and then connecting to winterm.eecs via Microsoft Remote Desktop. Alternatively, you may use the campus Remote Desktop Gateway service to connect securely to winterm.eecs.
Linux SSH Servers
IRIS maintains a Linux login server, login.eecs.berkeley.edu, which automounts EECS home directories and project spaces. Access is via SSH, and is available to all EECS Standard Account holders. Authentication uses one’s EECS username and EECS Windows/LDAP password.
Access to login.eecs is restricted to members of an LDAP group. You may email help@eecs to request that you be added to this access group. SSH tunneling is not enabled on login.eecs, and running of CPU-intensive applications is not permitted on this shared resource.
As of December 19, 2022, access to login.eecs from off-campus will be restricted. We recommend using the campus VPN first, and then connecting to login.eecs via SSH.
IRIS also maintains login-mfa.eecs.berkeley.edu, a Linux login server that does allow SSH from off-campus (campus VPN not required). To access it, you will need to enable both an SSH public/private keypair and a Time-based One Time Password (TOTP) (e.g. Google Authenticator) secret key. It is similar to login.eecs in all other aspects. See our separate page on Using login-mfa.eecs.berkeley.edu.