Remote Access Server
CDF offers an NX server for remote desktop connection from home or from your laptop via the wireless network. The NX technology attempts to greatly improve the experience of remote graphical connection over a slow Internet link by optimising perceived speed of response and allowing one to suspend a graphical session and reconnect to it later.
Students working at CDF workstations or Information Commons workstations
CDF students working at CDF workstations or Information Commons workstations (typically at UofT libraries) can simply click here to connect to CDF's NX server with a specially crafted profile. To locate a free Information Commons workstation, click here.
Students working on their own computers
In order to take advantage of this method of connection to the CDF, you need to download, install, and configure an NX client software, which is available free of charge for Windows, MacOS, and Linux operating systems.
To access these instructions, you need to have an active CDF account. If you remember your CDF user name and password, proceed to the instructions.