UW-Physics AFS

The UW Physics provides a remote file sharing service via AFS.

AFS is a distributed filesystem which provides location independence, scalability, security, and transparent migration capabilities. It's available for a broad range of systems, including Linux, MacOS-X and Microsoft Windows.

Other operating systems, follow the standard setup instructions on OpenAFS website.
Cell: physics.wisc.edu
(Cell alias: physics)

Our AFS files may be accessed on AFS-enabled computers via this path
/afs/physics.wisc.edu/

If you want a UW-Physics AFS account, or would like help installing or configuring AFS, contact help@physics.wisc.edu. Note that you must send mail from a .edu, .cern.ch, or desy.de email account.

To change your AFS password, follow the instructions here.

The Department's Linux servers may be used to access AFS, including your own home directory stored in AFS.  To do so, ssh to login.physics.wisc.edu using your AFS username and password.  On a Windows computer, you can use an ssh client such as PuTTY or the UNIX-style ssh command in Cygwin.  On a Mac, you can use ssh from the Terminal app found in Applications/Utilities.  Below is an example ssh session.

$ ssh dan@login.physics.wisc.edu
dan@login.physics.wisc.edu's password:
Last login: Tue Apr 15 11:24:06 2014 from 128.104.164.180


#######################################################
    Welcome to login01.physics.wisc.edu
    Scientific Linux release 6.4 (Carbon)

    996.66 MB RAM
    1 cores of type QEMU Virtual CPU version 1.1.2
#######################################################

[dan@login01 ~]$ fs listquota /home/dan
Volume Name                    Quota       Used %Used   Partition
home.dan                     1048576     488068   47%          0%  
[dan@login01 ~]$ logout
Connection to login.physics.wisc.edu closed.
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