This FAQ file is
maintained by The UPL (email@example.com)
Computer Sciences Department
University of Wisconsin - Madison
Mail firstname.lastname@example.org with comments or questions.
- What is a FAQ?
- What should I read?
- Where can I get
the latest version?
- The UPL
- Where is the UPL?
- Who runs the UPL?
- What physical resources
are available in the UPL?
- What sources of
help are available in the UPL?
- When is the UPL
- Can I get a UPL
- How do I edit files?
- Can I read and post
- Can I use bbs, irc,
talk, ytalk, tf, and tintin?
- What about my DoIT
/ instructional accounts?
- Can I change my
- Can I let other
people use my account?
- Can I have another
- Can I use my UPL
account to set up an FTP site?
- Can I use my UPL
account to set up a mailing list?
- What about chain
- Can I log in from
- How do I log in
from outside the UPL?
- How do I change
- Why can I use my
old password after I've changed it?
- How do I pick a
- Can anyone else
get my password?
- Can I send electronic
- What is my mailing
- How do I delete
- Can I use Eudora
to check my mail?
- Why are other people
receiving my mail?
- How do I read my
- How do I save my
Space and Files
- How do I check my
disk space usage?
- How do I remove
- How do I use the
- What books and manuals
are available in the UPL?
- Why doesn't this
- Why doesn't tin
- How do I find commands?
- How do I kill a
- Can I change my
- What is the difference
between netscape, Internet Explorer, WWW, and the Web?
- How can I access
- Can I make my own
This is the FAQ for the UPL.
Within are several questions with answers to common questions dealing with account
policies and "how to" questions. All UPL members are responsible for all information
contained within this FAQ, and are expected to follow the policies indicated within.
What is a FAQ?
FAQ stands for Frequently Asked
Questions. In general, it refers to this list of questions which have come up
repeatedly in the past and are therefore put into this one document with answers
for easy reference.
This is the first place
you should check when you have a question.
What should I read?
If you are new to the UPL,
read this entire document. Especially the parts on accounts, account policy, passwords,
mail, and disk space. Some sections won't apply to new users, but most of the
information should be fairly helpful.
If you have had an account
at the UPL for a while, you should still read the sections on account policy,
passwords, mail, and disk space. You should also read any sections with questions
you want answered. Of course, you might just want to skim the whole file just
to see what's in it.
Where can I get the latest
This document is being kept
for ftp from data.upl.cs.wisc.edu.
The Undergraduate Projects
Lab is a place where undergraduate students can go to learn about computers, to
work on computer related projects beyond their course work, and to meet other
people with similar computer interests. We offer full UNIX accounts to all undergrad
students on campus. This includes email, USENET news, interactive communication,
and a wide variety of other services.
The work done in the lab
ranges from UNIX programming to computer modeling and graphics to cryptography.
You can come to learn about the systems on just about any level. You can also
learn programming on many levels. The best way to learn in the UPL, though,
is to come in and talk with other people there. You can usually find some sort
of discussion going on.
Where is the UPL?
The UPL is in the Computer Science building, unit 3, ground floor, room 1341.
It's in the room with the glass windows at the top of the ramp coming from the
entrance facing Union South.
The UPL is a subnet in the main Computer Science network. We have three primary
user boxes: dukat, yar, and picard.
World Wide Web:
By Electronic Mail:
By Postal Mail:
The Undergraduate Projects Lab
Computer Sciences Room 1341
1210 West Dayton St.
Madison, WI 53706
Who runs the UPL?
We have more than 250 accounts.
That's a good sized group. So we have some administrators, called "coordinators"
or "coords" who handle the paperwork, system administration, and other tasks,
like unlocking the door. There are always exactly twelve coords; the current coords
are the following people with their login names:
- Garret Magin - garret
(Ubercoord and BUI)
- Alyska Bailey- alyska
- Anthony Magro- anthony
- Andy Selle - aselle
- Bret Martin - bmartin
- Adam Hupp - hupp
- Jeffrey Peterson - jeffreyp
- Andrew Jepsen - jepsen
- Louise Helenius - louise
- Marcin Szymanski - marcin
- Stephane Blardone -
- Will McDonald - will
Our faculty advisor is
Professor Bart Miller (email@example.com)
The UPL coordinators are
all volunteer students who put in an enormous
number of hours keeping the machines in nearly stable conditions. Try to keep
this in mind when something doesn't work.
What physical resources
are available in the UPL?
|| 64 Mb
Windows NT development
At any time, we have one or more serial terminals connected to various machines.
remove books from the UPL. Many books are the personal property of various
UPL members who are generously making them available. You are welcome to read
any book in the UPL, but keep in in the UPL.
- C and C++ references
- Xwindows reference manuals
- UNIX programming references
- UNIX administration
- UNIX software references
- HP hardware and system
- miscellaneous books,
references, manuals, and periodicals
What sources of help are
available in the UPL?
The first place to check when
you have a question is this file. If your question is not to be found in here,
there are several options available:
The UPL has a home page
for the World Wide Web. From a computer with network access and a web browser
(such as Lynx, Mosaic, Netscape), use the browser to connect to the CS
Department home page (http://www.cs.wisc.edu/) and follow the link to the
To email all the coords,
mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.
To email all the coords,
Professor Miller, and a few people at CSL, email email@example.com.
We recommend you do not use this address except when absolutely necessary.
When is the UPL open?
In brief, almost all the time.
Each coordinator has set
two hours a week as office hours; at these times the UPL will be open. Office
hours are posted on the door to the UPL and are available
Most coords spend a lot
more than two hours a week in the UPL though. The lab is usually open from late
morning to late night every day. Any time the UPL door is open, you can come
in to talk to a coord or use the lab facilities.
Note that during the summer
months and during school holidays, the lab is open far more sporadically. Remote
access is still possible though.
Can I get a UPL account?
UPL accounts are available
to all undergraduate students in the University of Wisconsin - Madison. To get
an account, come to the UPL with five dollars and fill in an account form. If
you have any other account within the CS department, your username for the UPL
will be the same as your other CS account(s) username. The account should be usable
within a few days. All persons applying for an account must have a project in
mind. However, World Wide Web pages are not projects, nor is
talk or email access.
How do I edit files?
We provide access to three
main editors: pico, vi, and emacs. Pico is the easiest to learn, provides most
of the features you'll need, but is the least powerful of the three editors. Vi
is arcane and can be a bit daunting to learn, but is very fast and very powerful.
If you're going to be doing a lot of programming and UNIX work, you should probably
be familiar with vi basics. The most powerful editor is emacs. It is also the
biggest and the slowest, and almost as arcane as vi. Emacs will do almost anything
you want, and if it doesn't, it includes a programming language so you can write
the functionality yourself. It also has a game built in, can read your mail, etc.
We also have several other
editors available that you can explore, but you might not want to use them regularly:
ed is a line editor upon which vi is based, and jove is a frill-less version
of emacs, but is unsupported by the UPL or by the CSL.
The DoIT helpdesk has information
and manuals for these editors if you so desire. They also have staplers and
Here are the full paths
for the editors. You shouldn't need to use full paths in most cases.
Can I read and post news?
Usenet news is a collection
of thousands of news groups on virtually any subject you can think of, and a decent
number more. It is a very powerful resource, but be warned that you can waste
a lot of time reading news.
Again, three main programs
available: tin, rn, and trn. Rn is very
old, and it's fairly arcane. Trn is very much like rn, but
it offers threading of articles that are related to each other. tin
is a newer program that offers a full menu based interface. We strongly recommend
tin if you are new to USENET.
Before posting, you should
definately read the information on USENET ettiquette in the news group called
news.newusers. Failure to do so could cause
you to be embarassed, or even harassed by those who read your message throughout
Malicious or especially
wasteful posting can result in disciplinary action, up to and including account
Can I use bbs, irc, talk,
ytalk, tf, and tintin?
talk and ytalk
are currently permitted, but we do not provide accounts for users to just use
talk and ytalk, and reserve the right to limit or prohibit their
use even on a user to user basis.
IRC, MUD, and BBS use is
prohibitted by UPL policy. This includes the IRC program tintin. This
was done because these programs use a large amount of network resources, as
well as a fair amount of CPU resources. If even a couple of people ran IRC on
one UPL machine, our system performance was severely degraded.
If you wish to obtain your
own IRC client to use with your student DoIT account, you can obtain browsers
from ftp to yar.cs.wisc.edu, the DoIT ftp site, and other
MUD playing is strictly
prohibitted by UPL policy. Any MUD clients found running will be terminated,
and their account will be locked and deleted.
MUD, BBS, and IRC clients
connect to well known sites in well known ways, so please do not try to hide
them from us, because we will detect them.
Yes, that's right,
we will detect them.
If you are unsure if an
activity is allowed under this policy, please ask a coordinator first.
What about my DoIT / instructional
UPL accounts are completely
separate from other accounts in the department, such as instructional and research
accounts, and accounts elsewhere in the university, such as from DoIT or CAE.
Your email in the UPL is completely separate from your email on other accounts.
We do not administer any accounts outside the UPL.
The UPL was established for
students to learn about computers. While we support exploration of the system,
it is important to be considerate of the other users of the system and the security
needs of the UPL. The following rules represent guidelines on appropriate and
inappropriate behavior. Violation of these rules may lead to your account being
locked or deleted.
UPL accounts may not be
used for completing any university course work.
You may not break into
other accounts, break into other computers, use UPL resources to crack passwords,
or otherwise use UPL resources to subvert any established security system. You
may not attempt to steal passwords, files, or other system or user information
from these or other computers.
You may not delete any
other user's files, or disrupt the accessibility, usability, or performance
of another user's account. You may not harass or threaten any other user either
here or at another site.
You may not disrupt the
accessibility, usability, or performance of any UPL resources.
Distasteful or offensive
displays, printouts, or stored files are not permitted, and will be removed.
Passing of copywrited material
to another ("pirating") is prohibited.
Note that the above does
not constitute a definitive list of prohibited activities. UPL coordinators
may view, modify, and delete user files and private email, and add and delete
user accounts for any or no reason.
If you have an interest
in testing system security, or you want to use UPL resources in a way that may
disrupt performance, please contact a coordinator to make appropriate arrangements.
Can I change my real name?
The chfn command can
be used to change your finger information , i.e. the information given about you
when your account is fingered. You must keep your real name in
the real name field. This is by CSL and UPL policy. If you don't use your real
name, your account will be locked. You are free to change other information via
the 'chfn' command, though, provided it does not violate other UPL policy.
In your real name field,
it is sufficient to have your first initial and your full last name.
Be sure to run chfn from
dukat, as our setup will erase any changes that are made on any other of the
general use macines.
Can I let other people
use my account?
Your UPL account is for your use only. You may not share your password, or give
access to your account to anyone else through other means. If you do, your account
will be removed permanently.
Can I have another UPL
No. The UPL
is available primarily for students to learn how to use computers, learn UNIX,
and program. There is no legitimate need for anyone to have two accounts.
Can I use my UPL account
to set up an FTP site?
we do provide anonymous ftp access to picard and yar. If you wish to make something
available for ftp, then contact a coord with your request.
To contact the ftp server
to download files, type 'ftp picard' or 'ftp yar' and log in as anonymous. Use
your email address as the password.
Can I use my UPL account
to set up a mailing list?
lists consume a large amount of network resources, resources which the UPL does
not have. Note that attempting to create a fake mailing list by adding many people
to your .forward file is also prohibited. Note that DoIT can provide mailing lists
for student organizations or other groups at their discretion.
What about chain letters?
Sending chain letters by email
is against UPL policy, CS department policy, UW-Madison policy, and also against
Internet appropriate use policy. It also consumes disk and network resources.
Please don't send chain mail. If you receive chain mail, please delete it. If
we receive complaints about chain mail letters being sent, we will lock and probably
remove your account.
Can I log in from home?
The easiest way to do this
is to get a DoIT/WISCWorld dialup account. Then you can dial in and type ssh
dukat.upl.cs.wisc.edu or ssh data.upl.cs.wisc.edu after you have
entered your WISCWorld user name and password, or you can use any ssh client.
Those using the software
from DoIT should use the ssh program included with their WiscWorld package,
entering the appropriate address.
If you require help with
the DoIT software or WiscWorld services, please call (26)4-HELP.
You may find however that
some labs around campus have difficulties logging into your UPL account. This
is not a problem we can readily address, as the problem lies with security software
recently installed by the CSL.
How do I log in from outside
If you have a login account
on another machine, you can use the ssh command to access data or dukat. The exact
command depends on the other computer. If you are on a personal computer in a
public lab, you can use ssh as an application or program on that computer.
In either case, you will
probably need to use the full address of the UPL machine, which will be dukat.upl.cs.wisc.edu,
Passwords are the main key
to keeping your files secure and making sure no one else can use your account.
This section describes how to change your password, and what separated a good
password from a bad one.
How do I change my password?
You should use the command
passwd. This command should change your password on both data and dukat.
How do I pick a password?
You should choose a password
that is easy for you to remember, so you won't have to write it down, but not
so easy that someone else, or someone else's program, can guess it.
Choose a password that
is at least 5 characters long. It should include at least one non-alphabetic
character (e.g. numbers, spaces, punctuation). Using mixed lower case and upper
case letters is also helpful.
It is important to realize
that passwords are secure only if they cannot be guessed. There are programs
available that will try to guess your password. Your best choice for a password
is something that is essentially random to anyone but you. In any case, the
following list describes some of the most common passwords, which you should
You should NOT
You should NOT
- your name
- your login name
- your nickname
- your friend's name
- your S.O.'s name
- your parent's name
- your pet's name
- your child's name
- names of close friends
- names of your favorite
- your boss's name
- anybody's name
- the name of the operating
system you're using
- the hostname of your
- any part of your phone
number or address
- your license plate number
- any part of your social
security number or student id number
- anybody's birth date
- other information that
is easily obtained about you
- words such as wizard,
guru, gandalf, xyzzy, simple, abc123, etc.
- any username on the
computer in any form
- a word in the English
- a word in a foreign
- a place
- a proper noun
- passwords of all the
- simple patterns of letters
on the keyboard, like qwerty
*This list is mostly from
Practical UNIX Security by Simson Garfinkel and Gene Spafford.
- any of the above written
- any of the above written
- any of the above with
a number added to the beginning or end
- any of the above with
a zero substituted for an 'o'
- any of the above with
a one substituted for an 'i' or an 'l'
- any of the above with
a two substituted for a 'z'
- any of the above with
a five substituted for an 's'
- any of the above tranformed
by some guessable rule
I forgot my password.
What do I do?
Under AFS, we have to work
with the CSL in order to change a users password. If you forget your password,
go to the CSL (second floor of unit 3 of the CS building), and talk to them. Be
sure to tell them that it is a UPL account being dealt with, and to bring your
Can anyone else get my
One way for your password to
be cracked is if you log in over long distances and you go through a compromised
machine. This is not very likely to happen, but there have been some recent warnings
of crackers using machines in this manner. Because of this we recommend that you
change your password every few weeks or months. You should also not use the same
password on different systems.
Passwords are like toothbrushes.
Don't share them with anybody else, and change them every few months.
The UPL machines have access
to electronic mail. This section contains some useful information on using it.
Can I send electronic
We have three mail programs
available: mail, elm, and pine.
New users are reccomended
to use pine due to its ease of use and power.
mail is very simple,
and somewhat arcane. If you want to read your incoming mail, just type mail.
If you want to send mail, type mail user@address.
Type the subject, then type your message. Type a control-d on a new line to
end your message.
elm and pine
offer much nicer menu based interfaces. pine is newer than elm,
so you might want to use pine. In both programs, you can send mail
by selecting an option from the menus inside the program.
What is my mailing address?
Your email address is based
on your login name. If your login name is sally, then your email address would
be firstname.lastname@example.org. You can read your mail on either data or dukat.
How do I delete my mail?
If you use the mail
program, you can type d n where n is
the number of the message you want to delete. For example, d 1 will delete
the first message. Just typing d will delete the current message.
If you use elm
or pine, there is a delete option in the menu to delete the current
You should get in the habit
of either saving or deleting your mail, otherwise your incoming mail file can
get rather large. Also, keep in mind that incoming mail files may be deleted,
accidentally or deliberately. Thus it is a good idea to get incoming mail out
of your incoming mail file and into your home directory quickly.
How do I read my mail?
If you use pine or elm, just
run the program and move to the "folder" with the mail you wish to read. If you
use mail, either type 'mail' to read your incoming mail, or type 'mail -f filename'
to read the mail in a certain file. For example, 'mail -f ~/mbox' will open the
file where mail is stored by default after you have read it.
Can I use Eudora to check
Yes, you can. Open Eudora
as usual, by clicking on Eudora settings. Go to the Special menu, and
click on configuration. In the space that has either email@example.com
or your students account address on it, type your login name, followed by @data.cs.wisc.edu.
Hit return or click the mouse on the OK button. Check mail as usual
(Check Mail under the File menu), using your UPL password when
a password is requested. To send messages, go to New in the Message
menu. One very important thing to remember, is that you need a disk of your
own (or the hard disk on your Mac) for the messages to be copied to. If you
are using a floppy disk, make sure you quit Eudora (Quit under the File
menu), or the machine may get all pissy about ejecting your disk when you want
to leave. A similar method can be used for the NuPop program for DOS, again
changing the machine that is to be used to check your mail (and the username
How do I save my mail?
You can save mail to your own
files, or "folders" as pine and elm call them. From pine and elm, use the save
command from the appropriate menu. A message that is still in the INBOX folder
(for pine) is not saved in your home directory.
Can I forward my mail to
Yes. Create a file in your
home directory called .forward, and place as the first line, the address you wish
to forward your mail to. Make this file executable by chmod 755 ~/.forward.
Why doesn't my mail doesn't
arrive at my UPL account?
Well, y'see there are many
mail queues all living in the building and the mail queue that is pop.students.wisc.edu
gets all the mail first. Unfortunatly, this is where it'll stay unless you call
the help desk(264-HELP) and ask them to please forward it to your new account
location. After it gets forwarded though, NuPop won't be able to be used to check
your mail anymore because there will be no more mail in the queue there. It will
all be residing on our machines here.
Disk Space and Files
The UPL has very limited disk
resources. Therefore, we must impose a disk usage quota on accounts.
It should be noted that
mail and USENET news readers often generate quite a lot of files in their directories.
You should pay special attention to the size of your News/, mail/, and Mail/
directories. (The actual names will depend on the readers you use.)
You should keep very large
files in the /tmp directory. This is on the assumption that all large files
are going to be on UPL machines for a short time and that they will eventually
be moved to your own machine. Do not use /tmp to store important files or ones
you plan to keep on the UPL computers for an extended period of time as all
old files are periodically deleted from /tmp.
If you are working on a
project that would require a larger disk usage please don't hesitate to mail
firstname.lastname@example.org to make arrangements. We reserve a fair amount of disk
space for project use, and thus can probably accomodate you easily.
How do I check my disk
Type the command /usr4/adm/bin/quota
to provide an accurate listing of the size of your files in your directory, and
your mail files. This information is useful for determining if you are over quota.
Typing 'du' from your home
directory will provide a listing of the disk use for each of your subdirectories.
The last number listed is your total disk use in blocks, usually in kilobytes
("K"). This is useful for determining where your large files are in your directory.
Note that the number given by du may be inaccurate. Use the relative size to
determine which directories are taking up a lot of space.
How do I remove files?
The UNIX command for removing
files is rm. Users familiar with DOS should be careful not to use del.
del does not remove files: it moves them into the directory .gone/,
which it will create if there isn't one available. The problem here is that .gone/
will not show up with a simple directory listing using ls. You must use
ls -a, though du will show the disk use of .gone/.
These files can become quite large in a short period of time. Moral: don't use
An entire directory and
its files may be removed with the command rm -rf directory-name.
The -r means "recursive," i.e., it will move down to the bottom of any subdirectories,
removing files all the way. The -f means "force," which means it will not ask
you if you wish to remove the files. If you are at all unsure of the contents
of the directory you wish to remove only use rm -ri directory-name.
The 'i' stands for interactive. Note that 'f' overrides 'i'.
rmdir will remove
an empty directory.
There is no one really good
way to learn UNIX. It depends a lot on how you learn in general. Our systems have
extensive online manuals, plus there are many books and manuals in the UPL. You
can learn a lot, though, just by watching others, exploring around the system,
and asking questions.
Two manuals that users
may wish to look for Unix for Dummies or UNIX for the Impatient.
The latter is more advanced, and is more reccomended for users who already know
a little UNIX.
How do I use the online
You get the man page for a
particular command or system file by typing man commmand
where command is the name of the command. You can find out what
man pages are available for a certain topic by using man -k topic
or apropos topic.
What books and manuals
are available in the UPL?
We have several available texts.
We have several copies of The C Programming Language by Kernighan and Ritchie,
and manuals for C++ and other languages. We have the X windows manuals 1-4. We
also have UNIX administration handbooks and programming references for a number
Most of the programs we have
available are maintained by CSL, which runs the CS department's computers.
CSL maintains a database
of all the users in the department. The UPL is a part of that database. This
means that all our user names must be unique in the department. It also means
that we need to work with CSL to add users and change passwords.
This section talks about
commands in UNIX, and discusses some common problems with the commands we provide.
Where can I find this
There is a difference between
a command not working and a command not being found. If you get a "command not
found" error message for a command that used to work, then you need to add the
directory in which the command lives to your path. Your path is defined in your
.cshrc or .profile file, depending on whether you use csh or tcsh or another shell.
Here are the paths in which
almost all the commands on the system live:
/s/std/bin /usr/bin /usr/ucb /bin /usr/afsws/bin /usr/ccs/bin
/opt/SUNWspro/bin /s/elm/bin /s/perl/bin /usr/local/bin /usr/games
Keep in mind that the order
in which the directories in your path are listed can affect which version of
a command you run. The first path in which a command is found is the path that
will be used.
Why doesn't tin work?
How can I use a different news server?
Tin is trying to look in a
file to get the name of the NNTP server, but that file doesn't exist anymore.
You should tell tin where to find news by adding the following line to your .cshrc
setenv NNTPSERVER spool.cs.wisc.edu
If you wish to change your
default NNTP server, you can change the server to one which you prefer, such
Users of bash, ksh, and
sh, need to use slightly different commands.
How do I find commands?
If a command is in your path,
you can type which command to find its full path. For
example, which who will print out /bin/who. Another
similar way to get this information is whereis. Whereis will print out
all the occurences of the command in your path, not just the one that will run.
For example, whereis who will print out who: /bin/who /usr/bin/who.
If a command is not in
your path, the whatdir command will attempt to find it. For example,
whatdir jove will print out jove: /usr/unsup/bin/jove
even if /usr/unsup/bin is not in your path.
Users of tcsh (most new
users now), can use the command where with a command to obtain similar
If you don't know the name
of the command you want to use, your best bet is to find someone who knows the
system, such as a coordinator.
How do I kill a running
If you are currently running
a command that you want to kill, such as talk, use control-C to cancel the process.
If you want to suspend the process, but not kill it, use control-Z.
Then you can resume the process in the foreground or background with fg
If you want to kill a process
that is running in the background, use the kill command. First, find out the
process ID number with ps -ux or ps -aef; the PID is in the
second column. Then, type kill pid where pid
is the process ID number. If the command does not die, use kill -9 pid.
The -9 specifies the SIGKILL signal, which cannot be ignored by the process.
If you have stopped a process
with control-Z, when you log out the shell will tell you you have stopped jobs.
Type logout again to kill those processes and log out, or handle the
There are some situations
in which stopped jobs will not die when you exit. To check if you have stopped
jobs, type ps -ux or ps -aef and look for any process with
a T in the eighth column, under STAT.
Another useful control
sequence is control-D. This sends an "end of terminal" message to the current
foreground process. In mail, this will terminate the message and send it. Other
programs interpret the signal differently. Csh and tcsh, for example, will print
out a list of commands starting with what you have already typed. In general,
any program that takes input from the keyboard will consider the input to be
done when you type control-D.
Can I change my user name?
Changing user names is somewhat
more difficult now that we are using AFS. If you really need to change your user
name, contact a coordinator. If you don't really need to change it, we would prefer
if you continue using your old name. In any case, we cannot provide forwarding
of mail from your old account to your new one. Make sure that your username is
a username you are willing to live with for a long time, especially if you plan
on taking courses in the CS department. Once you pick a username, you are stuck
with that name for a long time.
The World Wide Web
What is the difference
between Internet Explorer, netscape, WWW, and the Web?
Internet Explorer and netscape
are graphical browsers for navigating the Web. WWW stands for World Wide Web,
which is sometimes just called the Web.
How can I access WWW?
Three main programs are available
to access the WWW. Netscape and IE are available on most machines in the lab and
around campus. Also, lynx is a non-graphical browser that can be used easily and
over text only terminals types, such as vt100.
Can I make a home page
Users can create a subdirectory
from their home directory called ~/public_html. Make sure this directory
has permissions 755 (readable and executable by everyone). To do this, type chmod
755 ~/public_html. Then, you can place in that directory your html documents.
The default home page document should be named index.html. Be
sure that your html documents are readable by chmod a+r ~/public_html/*
Also, your home directory must be executable. To do this, type: chmod a+x
all space for WWW pages counts against your disk quota. No extensions will be
given for WWW pages. Further, WWW pages are not considered
projects. Also, coords are unlikely to be overly helpful towards questions about
html and web pages. For information on that, look up the documents online from
the Computer Science Department Home Page. They
have links to documents that teach how to make WWW pages, and also some WWW
ettiquette for constructing pages. Note however, that because our directory
setup is different from the rest of the CS department, the instructions for
directory setup given by the CS department do not apply to UPL accounts.
Note that DoIT provides
web pages for student organizations upon request. Such pages should not be made
at the UPL.
End of FAQ