Connect to Orca Research- Linux

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These instructions are for the GNOME desktop.

On-Campus Access to Orca Research

  1. Go to 'Places' , then 'Connect to Server'.
  2. Select 'Windows share' under 'Service type'.
  3. Type in 'orca' in the 'Server:' field.
  4. Type in the 'research' in the 'Share' field.
  5. Click Connect!

Off-Campus Access to Orca Research

  1. Install davfs2, either through your package manager or by building from the source found at
  2. Open a Terminal and become root (sudo -i) for the following commands.
  3. Create a mount point for Orca Students: mkdir /mnt/orca_research
  4. In a web browser (Firefox) go to
  5. Right click on the folder that you want and copy the link.
  6. Type this command into your Teminal:
  7. You will be prompted for a username and password. These will be your credentials.
  8. Once this is done, you'll have access to your student share at /mnt/orca_research!