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JellyfiSSH

All members of the Dartmouth community who use a Mac OS X computer to connect to a central server in terminal emulation mode should install and use JellyfiSSH. 

This program allows you to access administrative systems such as FAS’T’Look, FAS Online Reports, the Capital Equipment System, SQL*Plus, and a number of VMS-based reports. Since the new General Ledger system was put in place, only data prior to July 1, 2007 is available in the VMS-based systems. JellyfiSSH, or another telnet application, can be used to enter data into VMS-based systems.

NOTE: JellyfiSSH works in conjunction with the Terminal utility. When launching a JellyfiSSH connection, the Terminal utility will also launch, and a Terminal window will appear.

Installing JellyfiSSH

You can download JellyfiSSH from the Grepsoft.Net website. We recommend downloading and installing the latest version available. 

Note: Your version of JellyfiSSH should be at least version 4.x and it is only compatible with Mac 10.X and higher. If you are not using this version, please download and install the newer version. 

How to Create a Connection to Administrative Systems Using Hickory

  1. From the Finder, select Applications from the Go menu.
  2. From the Applications window, double-click the JellyfiSSH folder to open it, then double-click the JellyfiSSH icon within the folder to start JellyfiSSH. If an Update Check dialog box is displayed, you can update JellyfiSSH at your convenience, but it is not necessary for proceeding to Hickory. If you will be using JellyfiSSH on a regular basis, you may want to put it in your dock for easy access.
  3. Click the New button and a new JellyfiSSH dialog box will appear. On the Connection Settings tab, enter the following information:
    • Bookmark Title: Enter any name (e.g. Hickory) for this connection.
    • Host or IP: Enter hickory.dartmouth.edu.
    • Login: Enter your VMS account username.
  4. Click Add.
  5. Click Connect.
  6. A Terminal window and message will appear asking, Are you sure you want to continue connecting (yes/no?). Enter yes, then Press Return.
  7. Next, enter your VMS password, then Press Return. The first time you access a host (in this case, Hickory), a Host Key Unknown window will appear. Click Accept & Save.
  8. You can now start up the application you wish to access (e.g., FAS’T’Look, Capital Equipment System, SQL*Plus).

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How to Configure Your Terminal Connection

Make sure that Terminal is the active application (e.g., the name that appears in the Menu bar immediately to the right of the Apple menu).

MAC OS 10.3.x and Lower

  1. From the Menu bar, select Terminal, then Window Settings. The Terminal Inspector window will appear.
    1. If you are running Mac OS 10.2.x, select Emulation from the drop-down menu that appears at the top of the Terminal Inspector window, then follow the directions below.
    2. If you are running Mac OS 10.3.x or higher, select Keyboard from the drop-down menu that appears at the top of the Terminal Inspector window, then follow the directions below.
  2. Uncheck the radio button labeled Delete Key Sends Backspace.
  3. Select Buffer from the drop-down menu in the same dialog box. Check the radio button labeled Unlimited Scroll Back.
  4. Click the Use Settings as Defaults button.
  5. Close the Terminal Inspector window.

MAC OS 10.4.5 and Higher

  1. From the Menu bar, select Terminal, then Preferences. The Settings window will appear.
  2. From the left-hand pane, select Basic Default as the configuration to make changes to.
  3. Select the Settings tab at the top of the window.
  4. Click on the Window tab.
  5. Under the Scrollback section, click the radio button labeled Unlimited Scroll Back.
  6. Close the Settings window; this will save your changes as default.

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How to Save a Connection Shortcut on Your Desktop

Make sure that Terminal is the active application (e.g., the one that appears in the Menu bar immediately to the right of the Apple menu).

MAC OS 10.4.x and Lower

  1. From the Menu bar, select Save As from the File menu.
  2. In the Save As field, enter the name you want your shortcut to have.
  3. Select the location you want to save the shortcut by selecting Desktop from the left-hand pane.
  4. Click Save.

MAC OS 10.5.x and Higher

  1. From the Menu bar, select Shell, then select Export Settings.
  2. In the Save As field, enter the name you want your shortcut to have.
  3. Select the location you want to save the shortcut by selecting Desktop from the left-hand pane.
  4. Click Save.

A new icon will appear on your desktop with the name you gave it, appended with .term. The next time you want to connect to Hickory, just double-click this shortcut.

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How to Map Keys in JellyfiSSH

Mapping keyboard keys to commonly entered words or phrases, such as report names, can save you typing time. In JellyfiSSH, you can only map the keyboard function keys (F1-F12), along with a few other miscellaneous keys. However, you can map the function keys in combination with the [Option] key or the [Shift] key to extend your keymapping options.

Note: JellyfiSSH keymapping is only supported on Mac OS 10.3.x and higher.

MAC OS 10.4.x and Lower

  1. From the Menu bar, select Terminal, then Window Settings. The Terminal Inspector window will appear.
  2. Select Keyboard from the drop-down list at the top of the window. A list of Key Mappings will appear.
  3. Highlight the key or key combination on the list you would like to map.

    Note
    : Do not map your [F1-F4] function keys because they are used to execute VMS functions in applications such as FAS'T'Look. However, you can map your [F1-F4] keys in combination with the [Option] or [Shift] keys, if desired. Scroll down the Key Mappings list to find and select these options.
  4. Click the Edit button. A Keymapping dialog box will appear
  5. Make sure that the Action field is set to Send string to shell.
  6. In the box provided, enter a word or phrase that you would like to map (e.g., FAS Transactions).
  7. Click OK. The dialog box will close and the Terminal Inspector window will re-appear.
  8. Repeat Steps 3-7 to create additional keymappings, as desired.
  9. Click the Use Settings as Defaults button, then close the Terminal Inspector window.

Directions for Mac OS 10.5.x and Higher

  1. From the Menu bar, select Terminal, then Preferences. The Settings window will appear.
  2. Select the Basic Default configuration from the left-hand pane.
  3. Select the Settings tab at the top of the window.
  4. Select the Keyboard tab.
  5. Highlight the key or key combination on the list you would like to map.

    Note
    : Do not map your [F1-F4] function keys because they are used to execute VMS functions in applications such as FAS'T'Look. However, you can map your [F1-F4] keys in combination with the [Option] or [Shift] keys, if desired. Scroll down the Key Mappings list to find and select these options.
  6. Click the Edit button. A Keymapping dialog box will appear.
  7. Make sure the Action field is set to Send string to shell.
  8. In the box provided, enter a word or phrase you would like to map (e.g., FAS Transactions).
  9. Click OK. The dialog box will close and the Settings window will re-appear.
  10. Repeat Steps 5-9 to create additional keymappings, as desired.
  11. Close the Settings window to save the changes as default.

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How to Set Up Printing from JellyfiSSH

  1. Open JellyfiSSH.
  2. Select File from the JellyfiSSH menu, then select Page Setup.
  3. Select the orientation Landscape (icon on the far right).
  4. Change Scale to 85%.
  5. Click OK.

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How to Create Bookmarks Using JellyfiSSH

  1. Start the JellyfiSSH application. 
  2. To add a bookmark:
  3. Enter a title for the bookmark in the Bookmark Title field.
    1. Click the New button.
    2. Enter the name of the remote computer in the Hostname or IP field.
    3. Click on the drop-down menu called Type and select SSH2.
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Last Updated: 8/18/10