Systems FAQ

Regulations for Systems use in the Department of Computer Science

Please send questions or suggestions for this space to The Systems Group

 

Questions

Accounts

  1. How do I get a CS department account?
  2. Where do I login?

    Email

  1. Does the CS department have it's own email server?

    Web Page(s)

  1. How do I set up a web page for my account?
  2. How about CGI scripts?

    Lab Space(s)

  1. What is the ECL Schedule?

Answers

    Accounts
  1. How do I get a CS department account?
    You will need to be a UAlbany student, employee or affiliated researcher.
    If so, you may fill out an online application here.
  2. Where do I login?
    Remotely, use ssh to connect to inbound.cs.albany.edu.
    If you have an office, use your department account with your desktop computer. This account also works on the machines in Li99, Li95H and Li96I.
    Email
  1. Does the CS department have it's own email server?
    No (not any more). All University email is handled by ITS.
    More information can be found here.
    Web Page(s)
  1. How do I set up a web page for my account?
    cd 
    chmod 711 .
    mkdir -m711 public_html
    touch public_html/index.html
    chmod 644 public_html/index.html 
    Then customize your ~/public_html/index.html file.
  2. How about CGI scripts?
    You should have your web page set up first (see above).  Then do the following,
    cd 
    mkdir -m711 public_html/cgi-bin
    create your CGI program in ~/public_html/cgi-bin
    make sure your code (script or binary) has world execute premissions 
    Then add an entry in your ~/public_html/index.html file to reference your CGI code.
    Lab Space(s)
  1. What is the ECL Schedule?