Author: Raffael Nussbaumer

Installation of the Polybox client on a private Ubuntu device

For 16.04 1. open a terminal 2. sudo -i 3. enter the root password 4. echo “deb http://polybox.ethz.ch/repo/Ubuntu_16.04/ /” >> /etc/apt/sources.list 5. wget “http://polybox.ethz.ch/repo/Ubuntu_16.04/Release.key” 6. apt-key add ./Release.key 7. apt-get update 8. apt-get install polybox-client 9. use the search function to search for the polybox client 10. your default browser will open with the polybox homepage. sign in with your eth user and click on authorize.   For 18.04 1. open a terminal 2. sudo […]

Ultimate X-Forwarding Guide

This guide aims to illustrate different possibilities on how to X-Forward an x11 application to either a Windows, OSX or Linux client. Windows Cygwin 1. Create a Ticket at your IT Support Contact and ask them to install Cygwin and an automatic Update Job for its packages on your Windows client. (You can ask them to install it over the network with Baramundi) 2. Start an Cygwin64 Terminal. (Start Menu or C:\cygwin64\cygwin.bat or in a […]

Installing Cisco AnyConnect Client

Open firefox and head to https://sslvpn.ethz.ch To login use you network credentials: $Username@staff-net.ethz.ch and your network password (Used for VPN and WLAN). Replace $Username with your ETH account name. Click on start now and download for Linux. Choose save file. Open Terminal. Head to the location where you saved the file. Execute the bash script(type sudo bash ./anyconnect-linux then press tab and enter).          

Cygwin

What is Cygwin? Cygwin is an emulated Linux Distribution running on Windows. Cygwin essentially consists of a Dynamic Link Library which provides substantial parts of the Posix Application Programming Interface. You are not able to run native Linux applications with Cygwin, although there is a big repository of applications which have been rewritten by the active open source community of Cygwin. How do I get Cygwin? You don’t have to install Cygwin by yourself because […]