From any computer lab on campus or from home. The university's modem
pool is at 520-1000 (1 hour connect limit) or 520-4411 (10 minute connect
limit) and you can telnet from there. But, you probably already have Internet
access, in which case you'd use SSH to connect.
You can also connect from the EngSoc PAL lab in the Minto foyer.
Just fire up your SSH client or click the "Login" link on this web page.
There is more information about PuTTY, an SSH client for Windows,
To transfer files to or from your EngSoc account, you need to use
is an easy to use SCP program for Windows.
It is technically possible for crackers to intercept personal information
(such as passwords, e-mail, etc.) about a person logged in through telnet
because telnet transfers everything over the internet as plain text. SSH
is a more secure form of telnet which encrypts transmissions so that only
you and your shell server can read them.