SSH allows a secure connection to remote servers and provides you with a command line interface at that server. These are the instructions on how to establish an SSH connection with the giant server:
Note: Unlike apache and inca, giant cannot be accessed outside the university network. To connect to giant from any other network, you must first connect to the VPN. Instructions for connecting to UTD VPN can be found in the Network section of the How To page.
Public SSH: A new public-facing SSH/SFTP server is now available for use. The hostname is pubssh.utdallas.edu, and the IP address is 188.8.131.52. This host will replace the public-facing function of apache and inca; computational/application use should still be done on giant.utdallas.edu.