Using iTerm for Nell

You may have noticed in this month’s IR Update that as of March 1st we will no longer allow telnet sessions into Nell. Here is the excerpt:

Whoa, Nell!

Several months ago, the SecureCRT option was added to make the university confidential information more “secure” when you log in to Nell. It is time to use it only. In the past, you have used WinQVT to telnet to Nell. As of March 1, 2009, that option will be gone completely. If you have an old shortcut on your desktop for the old method, it will not work at that time.

If you have not yet made the switch, please do so now. Click Start, All Programs, SHSU Programs, Communications, CRT, Nell. Try it out and if you have troubles with key-mapping or any other feature, please contact the Helpdesk.

When off-campus, you will remote in to your account, and then use the SecureCRT login option to reach Nell.

If you are using iTerm on a Mac to log into Nell you’ll need to do the following.

1. Open iTerm.
2. Click on Bookmarks in your toolbar and select Manage Bookmarks…

3. Select the bookmark that is for connecting to Nell. The command on the bookmark will read “telnet nell.shsu.edu” Once that bookmark is highlighted click on the Edit button in the lower left-hand corner. It looks like a pencil.

4. Last, replace the word “telnet” with “ssh” in the command and click on OK.

When you launch iTerm next you will be using SSH, which is a secure connection, to connect to Nell rather than telnet. You may notice a little bit of a lag in being prompted for your password, don’t be alarmed.

As always, please let us know if you have questions.

Have a great day!

Author: lucrecia chandler

Cherwell, Communications, and Training Manager for IT@Sam