SSH Remote Kernel on Windows - Can it be done?
- To: mathgroup at smc.vnet.net
- Subject: [mg56065] SSH Remote Kernel on Windows - Can it be done?
- From: "M.G. Bartlett" <marshall.bartlett at gmail.com>
- Date: Thu, 14 Apr 2005 08:56:23 -0400 (EDT)
- Sender: owner-wri-mathgroup at wolfram.com
Folks, I was excited to find a Wolfram Research page geared towards helping users set up a remote kernel via SSH under Windows: http://support.wolfram.com/networkmathematica/systems/windows/remote.html I have a relatively quick windows box that I would love to use remotely. The machine has an SSH server on it (Bitvise's WinSSHD) which I have configured as outlined (i.e. I can log in to the machine remotely without problems, have arranged the keypairs, etc.). However, when I actually try to fire up a remote kernel from inside mathematica, it fails to work (note that I can do if from the command line via ssh without a problem). After messing around with the kerel configuration options, I am fairly certain the problem is either in the sequence of mathlink commands used to launch the kernel or in the arguments to MLOpen (which are not mentioned in the above web page). Did the author of the above web page actually get this to work under Mathematica 5.1? Has anyone done this successfully under windows? If so, could you give me a bit more insight into how to make it work than the above web page offers? As an aside, any comments on how the remote kernel connection issue in general might be addressed in future editions of Mathematica? For such a capable and user friendly computational environment, this aspect of Mathematica seems a bit archaic to me - but I am part of the "post command line" generation and am propbably a bit GUI spoiled. I would be interested in what others have to say about the matter. M.G. Bartlett