EDIT: For CS3500 Students run :
and extract them into your current directory with:
tar xvzf Shell_Exercises.tar.gz
While Windows does not have built in SSH functionality, there is a piece of software we recommend that brings SSH to Windows. PuTTY (available at http://www.chiark.greenend.org.uk/~sgtatham/putty/) is simple to use, and allows you to use your computer science account from your Windows computer when on a campus network or connected to the VPN.
For accessing WMU services from outside of the campus networks, a Virtual Private Network (VPN) is a necessity. The VPN client provided by the university must be used for this purpose. This post will show how to download and run the VPN software.
Transferring files between your computer and the department servers will often be necessary when completing homework and other tasks. To do this, there are two tools that we recommend to people. The first tool is SFTP (SSH File Transfer Protocol). This is a powerful and robust tool that can be used in many ways. For instance, users can use a batch file to send or receive a number of files at a time. That is, however, outside of the scope of this tutorial. We will show an example of connecting to a server sending, then receiving a file for both of the tools we are demonstrating.