GBT observers and those carrying out GBT data reduction with Green Bank Obsevatory (GBO) computers will need a linux GBO "visitor" account. The use of visitor accounts is governed by the Observatories acceptable use and security policies.
Before you can be issued a GBO visitor/observer computer account, you need to be cleared by the US Government via the NRAO Export/Import Management and Compliance Department. This is done by filling out the following form:
You need to provide the name of your local "NRAO Host" at the Green Bank Observatory, e.g., your GBT project friend. This is a general purpose form. For computer accounts, state in the form under "Other Selection Information" that you are requesting a GBT observer computer account.
After filling out the above "clearance form", submit the information listed below to email@example.com. The GBO computer group will then get back to you shortly with your new account information.
GBO Computer Account Request Form
*Visitors full name
*Visitors home email address
Linux, Windows or both?
NRAO username, if you already have one
Start date/Finish date
phone and fax numbers
Linux Shell preference: bash or tcsh
Any other information you think could be relevant (e.g., GBT project number)
* = Required information
GBT users who need their account passwords reset or have their old accounts re-activated should also send e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.