Isis Package Manager (IPM)
Description: Description ipm is a software package manager that allows a user to access Unix applications that are available in Shared Dataspace. It works by manipulating the user’s login environment, the only requirement being that the user be running an ipm supported shell ( ksh, bash, csh, or tcsh ). For each software package added, ipm […]
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NAS Space Allocations
Description: About ITS offers a Network Attached Storage (NAS) file service solution. Departmental storage is hosted on \\ Personal home directories are hosted on \\ This document discusses the allocation model associated with the service. Departmental Allocations (\\ Departments receive a subsidized storage allocation calculated on Full Time Equivalent (FTE) employee information. The data is extracted […]
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Accessing Your AFS Space
Description: AFS space will be retired on November 13, 2018. Please go to for more information.   What is AFS? AFS is a distributed filesystem accessible via UNC campus labs that allows you to access your files from multiple types of systems (Windows, UNIX). When you create an Onyen* you are allocated 100 megabytes (undergraduates) or […]
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\\ — Connect from Mac (NAS)
Description: About ITS offers a Network Attached Storage (NAS) file service solution. Departmental directories are hosted on \\ This document discusses how to connect to the service from a Mac using the built in “Connect to Server” functionality. To Access Connect to \\ In the Finder, Select the “Go” dropdown menu. Select “Connect to Server” In […]
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Mass Storage – Common FAQs
Description: What is Mass Storage? Mass Storage services are available for the long-term archiving of important research data files that will be accessed infrequently. If you are interested in backing up your hard drive, you should use the PC backup software provided by UNC instead. Only faculty, staff and graduate students may use the Mass Storage […]
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Why am I unable to use SSH or Fetch to access within Mac OS 10?
Description: Introduction This article is intended for people who have previously connected to using SSH or some other SFTP client, and are now receiving errors when attempting to connect via those same methods. SSH and SFTP (the protocol used by Fetch) on the Mac OS utilize a StrictHostKeyChecking option by default. Any time a secure […]
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How do I change permissions in my AFS space?
Description: Information on changing permissions and managing access control lists in AFS is available in Introduction to AFS.
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How do I get AFS space
Description: Individuals are eligible to receive AFS space when they request an Onyen. Select “Subscribe to Services” on the Onyen page, log in, and request AFS file space. To request AFS space for a group (departments, courses, etc.) go to Obtaining group web space.
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Accessing OASIS Filer Space on Non-Domain PCs
Description: Introduction In addition to your AFS space, every faculty member, staff, and graduate student in the college of Arts and Sciences has access to a secure filer where you can store documents and other important data. This data is backed up on a daily, weekly, and monthly basis. We recommend keeping all your documents here. […]
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How do I get an AFS token?
Description: This article assumes the user has the AFS client (OpenAFS) installed. Instructions for installing the client can be found at You automatically get a token when you enter your Onyen and password at a UNIX or Windows login screen. Tokens expire after 25 hours. You can get a new token (another 25 hours) by […]
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