Suppose your pair partner (or anyone else that you trust) is logged into a computer in the B230/B240 labs. You need to do something in your own ACMS account for just a moment.

But asking your pair partner to log all the way out is really inconvenient. They will lose their place in all the work they have open. And, it takes a long time to go through the whole logout/login process.

There is an easier and quicker way, as long as you trust one another.

Here’s what to do:

ssh spis16xy@localhost

The terminal session below shows an example of what that might look like. But first, a few notes about this output:

[spis16t3@ieng6-240]:~:79$ ssh spis16t4@localhost
The authenticity of host 'localhost (' can't be established.
RSA key fingerprint is 2c:07:da:be:44:8d:67:70:7f:4b:5e:51:88:d0:18:ce.
Are you sure you want to continue connecting (yes/no)? yes
Warning: Permanently added 'localhost' (RSA) to the list of known hosts.
spis16t3@localhost's password: 
Last login: Sun Aug  7 13:27:29 2016 from
============================ NOTICE =================================
Authorized use of this system is limited to password-authenticated

Sun Aug 07, 2016  1:27pm - Prepping spis16

You can see that the prompt has changed from spis16t3 to spis16t4.

When you are finished, type exit to leave the spis16t4 session and return to the spis16t3 session.