Please note that authorization systems in the Department have changed since last year -
CSC Accountswere eliminated in May 2019 and replaced with Netlink accounts.
CS Accountswere eliminated and replaced with COSI accounts in October 2018.
If people have been away for an extended period, they may not have activated their new COSI account, or they may need to request an account.
Undergraduate Teaching Environment
Servers in the csc.uvic.ca DNS domain are intended for supporting undergraduate teaching activities and are accessable to anyone taking courses in the Department using their Netlink account. All undergraduate computing labs and online teaching systems use Netlink authentication.
In addition to ECS undergraduate lab access, students are provisioned with personal disk storage accessible with ECS or remotely through login servers.
COSI Research and Administration Environment
All servers within the cs.uvic.ca DNS domain (including linux.cs.uvic.ca) authenticate with COSI accounts rather than Netlink accounts. Servers within the cs.uvic.ca domain are intended for research or department admin activities, typically they are used by employees or grad students and are not generally available to the undergraduate students.
Researchers can request to have accounts created for grad and undergrad students on an individual basis.