A LIONS2 account is needed to access the "General Purpose" UNIX resources or to access the "High Performance" UNIX resources supported by ITS. LIONS2 accounts may be activated at midas.odu.edu; it may take upwards of ten to thirty minutes for your account to activate on the LIONS2 side. Please be patient during this process. If it exceeds thirty minutes, please send an email to email@example.com explaining the situation.
Please note that even though you can set up your LIONS2 account through MIDAS, it cannot and does not give access to certain resources, such as departmental software, nor does it assume any quota beyond the system defaults. To get access to departmental software or to increase your quota once you have set up your LIONS2 account, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org to request such access.
You may access your LIONS account any number of ways. While there are several systems in the LIONS architecture, the preferred system to use for remote access is sol-login.lions2.odu.edu. This could change in the future. If you have access to department LIONS clients, you may use them as well. You can access most LIONS systems remotely using either "telnet" or "ssh".
Please note that this facility was intended for setting up pages for distributing research results, and is not set up for hosting complete web sites. If you need assistance with your web pages, we recommend that you investigate what ITS has to offer in planning, designing, and deployment of your web information by contacting the ITS Help Desk.