ssh results in system not found

Trying to connect to Thayer server X results in an error about the server not being found.

When you are physically at Thayer and connected to the network, you can typically connect to Thayer servers by typing only the server name as the host:

 ssh john_b_smith@babylon2 		

However, when away from Thayer, or using VPN you will need to append thayer.dartmouth.edu to allow non-Thayer DNS to successfully resolve Thayer servernames:

 ssh john_b_smith@babylon2.thayer.dartmouth.edu 		

Happily, making a small change to your network configuration to add thayer.dartmouth.edu to the domain search string will allow Thayer server names to resolve properly. See Resolving Thayer Domain Names for specific instructions.

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