Storage Server

latona.hacksoc.org

Latona is a storage server maintained by HackSoc for the use of members of the society.

Storage

Storage shares are available to paid members of the society*, in order to request one either message your infrastructure officer or email hack@yusu.org.

Storage shares are 50GB per member.
Storing pornographic material or content that infringes copyright is stricly forbidden; members found to be in breach of these rules will have their account removed (including other HackSoc accounts), and may be reported to the University.

*users must also be current members of the university.

Connecting

Mounting shares is done over SSH. There is no shell access (for that, see runciman server).

On-campus

To connect on-campus, use the following command:

sshfs <hacksocuser>@latonahacksoc: <mountpoint>

Where <hacksocuser> is your HackSoc username, and <mountpoint> is the folder on the local computer you want to mount your share to. This must be an empty directory. You may run into issues if you are using a computer managed by ITS (eg csteach1 or a lab PC) and try to mount to a folder in your home directory, as your home directory itself is mounted from another server. The most robust method is to create a folder in /tmp to mount to, and then optionally create a symlink in your home directory.

Off-campus

Latona is hosted in the University Data Center, which means it is behind the campus firewall. In order to access it off-campus, use the uni SSH service. Once registered with the SSH service, you can use a command like the following to mount Latona.

sshfs <hacksocuser>@latonahacksoc: <mountpoint> -o ProxyJump=<itsuser>@ssh.york.ac.uk 

Where <hacksocuser> is your HackSoc username, <mountpoint> is the mount point on your computer (as before), and <itsuser> is your IT Services username (same as your student email address).
The SSH service accepts public key authentication, so you may wish to add your public keys to ~/.ssh/known_hosts on your university account to speed up this step.

Disclaimer

This server is hosted on the University of York campus. As such, it is bound by the following legal statements.