New Requirements for the OpenAFS Client ( (Onyen Restricted)
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Legacy Login Nodes
Description: As of June 19, 2015 the ITS Login Nodes service is split into two component services, one for SFTP and one for shell access. Click on the links below to learn more about each service.         SFTP Service         Login Node Service
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SFTP Service
Description: PLEASE NOTE: Effective July 30, 2015, users accessing this service from off campus must use the Campus VPN service. This service is for transferring files to your AFS home space using an SFTP program such as sftp (for Linux), Fetch (for the Macintosh), or SSH/SFTP Secure Shell (for a Windows-based PC). Access to this service is […]
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Login Node Service
Description: This service provides shell access to the ITS Login Nodes from Unix or Windows machines for subscribed users. Unix Access Enter the following from  a terminal window: % ssh <onyen>’s password: <enter your onyen password> Windows Access SSH/SFTP Secure Shell is a Windows application that supports both SSH and SFTP access. The program is available as […]
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OpenAFS Client Installation Guide for Windows
Description: Introduction This document walks you through the process of installing the OpenAFS Client for Windows on a campus computer running Windows 7, Windows 8 or Windows 10. It also includes configuration information for connecting to the UNC AFS file space. AFS is only supported on computers physically attached to the campus network or connected through […]
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How to enable directory listing on webserver?
Description: On Friday August 24, 2012, ITS will turned off the directory listing as the default setting on the webserver configuration. The impact of this change is that the public_html directories underneath or aliased by, that DO NOT have an index.html or index.htm files will no longer display a listing of the directory […]
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How do I access external perl modules from AFS package space?
Description: Perl modules that are maintained outside of the perl package must be accessed from within a perl program by a “use lib” line that indicates the directory where the module resides. This affects the below modules. Table 1. Examples of Module Names and Required perl lines use lib ‘/afs/isis/pkg/afs/libperl'; use AFS; use lib […]
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How do I access my AFS space (H drive)?
Description: AFS space is available to you on the UNC-CH campus network. Before you can access AFS on your computer, make sure that you have subscribed to the ISIS ( service. To do so, go to and click on Subscribe to Services. You will need a valid Onyen and Onyen password. To access your AFS […]
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How do I check to see if I have AFS tokens?
Description: On both UNIX and Windows, you can type the command tokens at a command prompt to check for the existence and/or expiration date of AFS tokens. From a Windows machine, you can also open the AFS Authentication application either from the padlock icon in your system tray (beside the clock), or from the AFS program […]
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How can I tell if a file is in AFS?
Description: If you are unfamiliar with AFS, please see Introduction to AFS. From the Windows AFS client: Right-click on the folder. If the menu it brings up has an AFS entry, the file is in AFS. Non-AFS folders will not have this entry. From UNIX: Run one of these commands to check (replace path with the […]
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