The School of Computer Science has a Linux network available for all SCS students, faculty and staff. There are fully configured Linux servers based on Ubuntu 20.04 available for remote access on which you can run experiments or set up a personal website.
Omicron servers available as of August 23, 2021:
- omicron01.scs.carleton.ca (188.8.131.52)
- omicron02.scs.carleton.ca (184.108.40.206)
Please note that you have to be on the Carleton network in order to connect to the omicron servers. If you are at home, your best option is to use Carleton’s VPN. Another option is to use the SCS external access host, access.scs.carleton.ca, for terminal connections.
The SCS Linux servers have the following available:
- fully configured Ubuntu 20.04 servers with the LXDE window manager are available for remote access
- you have 1 GB of server disk space available in your home directory
- you can set up a personal SCS website
- servers are set up with the latest programming languages and tools
If you require more omicron servers, you can contact the SCS Tech Staff and request more servers.
If you are enrolled in an SCS course, you can create an SCS Linux Account using the school’s account management system:
The SCS Omicron Network is only accessible from within Carleton. You can access the Linux network if you are:
- Physically on campus and logged into the Carleton network
- Using the Carleton VPN
- Connected to the omicron network via the SCS external access host
There are a couple of ways to access the SCS Omicron Linux Network:
You can change your SCS password in a number of ways:
- Use the account management web interface: Online Account Management System
- ssh to access and then type: passwd on the command line
- ssh to an omicron server and type: passwd on the command line
For more information on how to connect using ssh and for common ssh errors, please refer to: