CS 1440 Lab 1
Activity 1-1: Logging In
- A successful login to the
"cs" departmental server.
- Successfully changing your
The pre-lab provided background on the Windows/UNIX
environment. Here we’ll just jump
in and get our hands dirty. As you
perform the following steps keep the bigger picture in mind. (The bigger picture is using the Telnet
Windows application to log into the CS department’s UNIX server.)
- Select "Telnet" by
navigating with your mouse:
- Click on the
"Start" button in the taskbar.
- Point to
"Programs" in the Start Menu
- Point to "Telnet
and FTP" in the Programs Menu
- Point to
"Unix" in the Telnet Menu
- Click on
"cs" in the Unix Menu
- You should get a new window
on your screen that is mostly black. In this window you are being prompted
for your "login:".
- Find out your username and
password from your instructor.
- Enter your username (e.g.,
Alfred Newman's is an12345)
Enter your password (for security reasons, it won't display as you type).
- If everything works, you
should see an informational message displayed in your telnet window. You should also see a % character
followed by a blinking cursor.
This % character is called the “prompt.”
If something went wrong, you will prompted for your username (and then
password) again. Only try a
couple of times on your own before notifying your instructor.
CONGRATULATIONS! You have successfully logged in.
we need to change your password.
Your password should be something that you can remember easily (without
needing to write it down), but that is not a word in the dictionary or about
you (name, birthday, etc.).
- At the prompt, tell UNIX you
wish to change your password by giving it the proper command as shown
below (don’t type the % though!):
- Then follow the directions to
choose your own password.
Congratulations on successfully logging into the
It is extremely important that you become comfortable with logging in, so let's
make sure you really know how to do it!
Logout by typing the word "exit" (without the quotation marks) at the
Unix prompt. Your telnet window should disappear.
Now login again to the "cs" machine. Remember that you changed
your password, so use the new one. Try to do it without looking at the