Accessing from Personal Computers
Quick Direct Access
You may reach your home directory from your own laptop on campus by using the network name
\\files.cs.ksu.edu\eID. Going to
Start > Run... and using this name should ask for authentication and then show your home directory files.
Mapping a Network Drive
- You can use any drive letter that's available on your system. For the Folder use
eIDis your eID.
- Check the box for
Connect using different credentialsand enter your CS authentication credentials when prompted. Remember to use the
WIN2domain for your login as shown below.
- Go to
This PCin the File Explorer and the network drive should now be there.
- Select the Finder application (clicking on the desktop is one way of doing this).
- Press the hotkey
apple + k. You should see a window similar to this:
- Fill in the appropriate info. All you should have to change from the example is replacing
jprintzwith your eID. Also, you can use the
+button to keep the entry in the list for easier access later.
- Click the
Connectbutton, you should be prompted with an authentication dialog like this:
- Login with your CIS account name and password just as you would on a lab machine.
- Click the
OKbutton, and your home directory should appear in a Finder window.
- You can use the link in the left part of the Finder window to get back to your home directory later, as long as you don't lose your network connection.
- When you're ready to disconnect the drive just click on the eject button next to the folder link in the Finder window.
Under our Linux systems, please be aware that any file placed inside of the
/tmp directory may be deleted after 24 hours. In order to keep the disks on our systems from filling up from temporary files, any file older than 1 day is deleted from the system on a regular basis (generally every hour).
Temporary Project Space
If you are working on a project and need space to place large binary distributions (such as web servers, database servers, etc.) we may give you a special directory to work in. If you need such space, please send a request to the system administrators.
We have a large amount of software installed on most of our systems for student use, but you may require other software for a project or course work. We permit students to install software they need in their home directory.
If you think an application would be of value to yourself and other students, you may send an email to the system administrators for software to be installed.