CS145 - Autumn 2005
Introduction to Databases
Interfacing With Stanford's Solaris Machines
To run the submission scripts and to access Oracle, you will need to
log into the Solaris machines in Sweet Hall provided by Stanford. You
can either go to Sweet Hall in person, or log in remotely.
- Connecting to the Stanford machines using SSH: If
you're on Windows, you can use
SecureCRT available on the
Software page. Most people connect to
elaine.stanford.edu. Mac users can use the command-line
ssh tool from the Terminal.
- Using the Unix shell: You should be familiar with
Unix since CS107 is a prerequisite for CS145, but if you need a
refresher there are many helpful links available via the CS107 website.
- Transmitting files to your AFS directory: You may prefer to
do some of your work on your own computer, then upload files to your
AFS home directory (the file system Stanford uses). Everything must
eventually be in the Stanford file system since that's the only way
the submission scripts can access the files. To upload, the Essential Stanford
Software page should lead you to the right software, enabling you
SCP to transmit the
files. Windows users can download
SecureFX and Mac users
MacSFTP from the Essential Software
site. Mac users can also try the command-line
sftp tools. Be sure to check the "Learn More First"
links on the Essential Stanford Software download pages for directions
on configuring the software.