Secure Shell


   Download Putty to access your account for unix commands to change your password, list your files, etc.



Save putty.exe on your system and then open it. Hostname is w5sdc.netProtocol is SSH make sure port 22 is specified.


login as: username

Sent username "username"'s password:





Some basic commands:


passwd†††††††††††††††††††††††† to change your password

ls††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† list files in current folder

cd †††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† change directory eg. cd /home/username/public_html (html folder)

pwd†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† show current directory

man command†††††††††††† help with command eg man ls

pine††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† text based E-mail program

cal††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† print calendar eg. cal 2002 cal 12 2003

logout†††††††††††††††††††††††††† log off the system


How to make your web page folder readable to the world but only writeable by you:


-bash-2.05b$ chmod 755 public_html



††††††††††† E-Mail will not relay E-mail for spammers or other unauthorized users. You must have a valid Linux account on this server in order to send mail. Bulk E-mail of any fashion from this server is strictly prohibited  and any user that violates policy will have their account terminated permanently. uses a standard POP3 mail server. You must have a Linux account on this server to send and receive mail.


The settings in you E-mail client should be:


eg. Outlook Express



Registered users may also access E-Mail from most web browsers at

Your regular linux username and password are used for this and all E-Mail services.



††††††††††† Web Pages


User web pages are hosted on this domain as: or


FTP is used to transfer your web page files to the server. You must FTP your web files to your public_html folder. Be sure to disable anonymous login in your FTP program and use your unix username and password with FTP. The hostname for the FTP server is After your FTP session is established, donít forget to select your /public_html folder before you start transferring files. If you experience problems accessing your web page after you FTP your files over, use PuTTY  to log in via SSH and perform the commands:


username@linux:~>chmod 755 public_html


Note: your homepage html file  must be named index.html   ALL LOWER CASE also supports the Microsoft FrontPage server extensions, so if you would like to use FrontPage instead of manual editing and FTP simply contact me and I will set your access up. One advantage of using Frontpage is that the URL can end with something other than ~username as long as it is not already in use and meets the approval of the system administrator.


You must have Microsoft FrontPage installed to use this area as FTP to FrontPage web space is not supported on this server.





Anonymous FTP is disabled on this server for security reasons. Only regisitered users can upload files to their home or webpage directories. Most common FTP clients using default settings are compatible, and the standard FTP command line of course. Web browsers may also be used, but most will default to anonymous access which will generate an error when the browser first connects; however, in the case of Internet Explorer just go to File>Login As and use your linux username and password to connect.







Incoming telnet connections to are disabled for security reasons; however, users can telnet out of to other domains from the linux command line once they are logged in. Users should use caution since telnet uses clear text usernames and passwords which can easily be harvested by hackers. Please don't telnet to another machine which uses the same password as your password here.