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Shell servers

There are public shell servers (a.k.a. time-sharing servers) for all active users at KTH, accessible with SSH. Shell servers can also be used for file transfer with SCP/SFTP to AFS home directories. Some departments also have dedicated computational servers or resource machines.

Public servers

Only users affiliated with KTH have access to log in. Use the server that matches your affiliation (student, staff, etc). Contact it-support@kth.se if you have problems.

student-shell.sys.kth.se — students, including master students. Alternate servers are available if the primary is overloaded, see student-shell-2 etc. below.

faculty-shell.sys.kth.se — faculty (professors, researchers, lecturers).

staff-shell.sys.kth.se — other university staff.

alum-shell.sys.kth.se — members of KTH Alumni. Note: registration in KTH Alumni will not automatically give login access. For temporary access, contact it-support@kth.se instead.

affiliate-shell.sys.kth.se — others affiliated with KTH.

If you cannot use Kerberized SSH (GSSAPI) to log in, download the list of host keys below and copy into your ~/.ssh/known_hosts before logging in.

If your local Kerberos configuration (/etc/krb5.conf or the equivalent) contains rdns=false or dns_canonicalize_hostname=false, you should use the server's FQDN …shell-1.sys.kth.se rather than the alias …shell.sys.kth.se

Server name Operating system Access
student-shell-1.sys.kth.se
(current student-shell.sys.kth.se)
KTH Ubuntu 18.04 student, member
student-shell-2.sys.kth.se KTH Ubuntu 18.04 student, member
student-shell-3.sys.kth.se KTH Ubuntu 18.04 student, member
faculty-shell-1.sys.kth.se KTH Ubuntu 18.04 faculty
staff-shell-1.sys.kth.se KTH Ubuntu 18.04 staff
guest-shell-1.sys.kth.se KTH Ubuntu 18.04 alum, affiliate
eight.math.kth.se KTH Ubuntu 18.04 SCI Math
nine.math.kth.se KTH Ubuntu 18.04 individual access
maia.sys.ict.kth.se RHEL7 Department at EECS
abesec-1.sys.kth.se KTH Ubuntu 18.04 Research group at ABE
abesec-2.sys.kth.se KTH Ubuntu 18.04 Research group at ABE
abesec-3.sys.kth.se KTH Ubuntu 18.04 Research group at ABE
geoinfo-gpu-login.kod.kth.se KTH Ubuntu 18.04 Research group at ABE
geoinfo-gpu1.kod.kth.se KTH Ubuntu 18.04 Research group at ABE
geoinfo-gpu2.kod.kth.se KTH Ubuntu 18.04 Research group at ABE
geoinfo-gpu3.kod.kth.se KTH Ubuntu 18.04 Research group at ABE
sim401.sys.kth.se KTH Ubuntu 18.04 Department at EECS
sim404.sys.kth.se KTH Ubuntu 18.04 Department at EECS
sim405.sys.kth.se KTH Ubuntu 18.04 Department at EECS
sim410.sys.kth.se KTH Ubuntu 18.04 Research group at EECS
course-01.sys.kth.se KTH Ubuntu 18.04 students (approved by course leader or supervisor)
course-03.sys.kth.se KTH Ubuntu 18.04 students (approved by course leader or supervisor)
omsk.sys.kth.se KTH Ubuntu 18.04 Research group at EECS
wille.sys.kth.se KTH Ubuntu 18.04 Research group at EECS

Legacy shell servers

These servers are still available for use, but are likely to be replaced or retired soon. Host keys are in the files linked to above.

Server name Operating system Access Notes
user-shell-1.sys.kth.se
(current shell.sys.kth.se and sftp.sys.kth.se)
RHEL6 any affiliation No longer available
math-shell-4.sys.kth.se
(current shell.math.kth.se)
RHEL6 SCI Math No longer available
share-01.csc.kth.se KTH Ubuntu 16.04 No longer available
share-02.csc.kth.se
(current u-shell.csc.kth.se)
KTH Ubuntu 16.04 No longer available
leguin.csc.kth.se
(current s-shell.csc.kth.se)
Solaris 10 EECS students Only used to access legacy Solaris environment
mccaffrey.csc.kth.se Solaris 10 EECS faculty/staff Only used to access legacy Solaris environment
atlantis.sys.ict.kth.se RHEL6 any affiliation
avril.sys.ict.kth.se RHEL6 any affiliation
colombiana.sys.ict.kth.se RHEL6 any affiliation
malavita.sys.ict.kth.se RHEL6 any affiliation No longer available
subway.sys.ict.kth.se RHEL6 any affiliation
cheddar.sys.ict.kth.se RHEL6 Department at EECS
ddcr-calc.csc.kth.se KTH Ubuntu 16.04 Research group at EECS No longer available
hydra.csc.kth.se KTH Ubuntu 16.04 Research group at EECS No longer available
descartes.csc.kth.se KTH Ubuntu 16.04 Research group at EECS No longer available
riesz.csc.kth.se KTH Ubuntu 16.04 Research group at EECS No longer available
priv-shell.csc.kth.se KTH Ubuntu 16.04 Research group at EECS No longer available
tray.csc.kth.se KTH Ubuntu 16.04 Research group at EECS No longer available

 GIT servers

See also KTH GitHub  and KTH at github.com (external link) .

Server name Access Host key fingerprint
gita.sys.kth.se IT department
ECDSA SHA256:5Ac2F+mkih5I6Be3pKCMBAPVFgS5KDMxr45ZCzeFM1M
RSA SHA256:PqeKD4w29f4wO71Ct/z8EfAWV2FumAW81vAKvmhJvuo
gitr.sys.kth.se KTH researchers
ECDSA SHA256:CBekuc0iCsAvoSDJ0qiuVFejoAhUgGfEP0HFg51LTak
RSA SHA256:Eff6Qn8LODfkEZaIRbuoLa4bLyQXlyG1/bLXUCq2iUA
gits-15.sys.kth.se KTH students
ECDSA SHA256:OmuyB64vnycQufBPs7zDXyHYpCi89jTrHru802Q+4/E
RSA SHA256:X2bX8kcmRb1pIEYbxTqRhNPhJq1/By/1sE/sgn89xd4
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