Nixsys Public Access UNIX System




This page serves as a quick link to launch MindTerm and provides information about its use. If MindTerm fails to start, try loading this page in another browser. Your browser software may need updating. More documentation on the SSH resources available on this system can be found in the How to Access Nixsys PAUS using the SSH protocol section of this site.

MindTerm is an SSH terminal written in Java, which can be accessed through a web browser. MindTerm works with some versions of Java on some OSes on some architectures. Your mileage may vary. Nixsys PAUS makes no guarantees or warranties concerning the functionality of MindTerm.

MindTerm comes in very handy when the computer you're using doesn't let you download any SSH clients. To use MindTerm as an SSH client, click the "Secure Shell" link in the navigation bar at the top of the page. You may also connect to MindTerm by typing into the location bar of your web browser.

Using the Java SSH Terminal

After downloading the applet, you web browser will prompt for confirmation to load MindTerm. Once given permission, the applet will load and connect to Nixsys PAUS. Enter "" as the hostname and / or alias. Prompts will appear for username and password respectively. After all information is entered, the applet will perform all functions of an SSH terminal plus some MindTerm enhancements.

Some limitations follow with the use of MindTerm. Nixsys PAUS uses an unsigned, limited commercial copy of MindTerm. Since the applet is not digitally signed by the authors of MindTerm:

  1. You cannot initate an SSH connection to any other host except using the MindTerm applet found on this website.
  2. File transfers using SCP and / or SFTP are not possible.

Additional Notes

Remember these limitations when working with MindTerm. If anyone is interested in giving the funds for Nixsys PAUS to purchase its own digitally signed copy of MindTerm or give the system its own digitally signed copy from the authors, please e-mail the administration: admin -AT- nixsyspaus -DOT- org.

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