Storage Server

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


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

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.


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


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.


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> 

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.


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