OnlineMonitoring FF

How to setup using Firefox

Get an account with

If you do not have one open a ticket with the Fermilab Service desk

  1. Go to Self Service
  2. Under "request things" click "General Requests"
  3. Go to "Create a New Scientific Computing Request"
  4. Request access to
  5. Confirm you can ssh to the daq machines.

Configure your ssh tunnel

You need to have a Host and dynamic forward to a four digit number you must remember for future setup (for example, we will use '8881').

  • go to your home directory

$ cd ~/

  • Use an editor and edit your configuration file (nano will work)

$ nano .ssh/config

  • set up a Host (I'll call mine ws). It should look something like this;

Host ws
DynamicForward 8881

(This sets up a sock v5 proxy)
Save your changes and close nano.

Change your proxy settings

Assuming you don't have proxy software, we'll download one (we'll use FoxyProxy for this walkthrough).

  • Open Firefox, go to "Tools"-> "Add-Ons".
  • Search for "FoxyProxy".
  • Install "FoxyProxy Standard".
  • Select "Extensions" and then Select "Restart Now" to complete installation.
  • Go back to "Tools" -> "Add-Ons" -> "Extensions", highlight "FoxyProxy Standard" and then click "Preferences"
  • Click "Add a New Proxy" -> "Manual Proxy Configuration".
  • Under General name the proxy localhost:8881 (or whatever 4 digit number you are using from before)
  • Under Details make a manual configuration that should look like this:
  • Allow a URL pattern (call it near1) to **. Allow whitelist and pattern type wildcard. It should look like this;
  • After saving your settings, under "Select Mode" select "Use proxies based on their pre-defined patterns and priorities"

Tunnel in

SSH to

  • If you're following these instructions, then the command should be;

$ ssh ws

leave this tunnel open

Go to the Monitor Lizard

  • In your address bar enter

You should now be looking at the Online Monitor Lizard.

Further help

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