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A U-System account allows access to a UNIX environment for building websites and running utilities, compilers, and software applications.
Primary Uses for a U-System Account
- Developing and posting web pages
- Running programs like utilities and compilers in a Linux/Unix environment. See a full list of U-System Software and Utilities available.
Go to Accounts Management - a NetID is required
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Each U-System account has 500 MB of disk space. You can use the command quota -s for information about your usage. The number of files is not limited.
Create an Account
- Go to Accounts Management. - a NetID is required
- Select U-System Account. The account will be created for you without any further input.
- Refresh the Accounts Management page to verify that the U-System Account icon now appears under Existing Accounts rather than Available Accounts.
How to Connect
- Download a free *SSH client from the Software License website.
- Run the SSH client.
- Enter Host Name u.arizona.edu.
- Enter Port Number: 22.
- Select either SFTP or SSH (depending on which is available).
- Enter your NetID username for Username.
- Enter your NetID password for Password.
- Try to connect.
- Once connected, you may want to visit the list of available software.
*SSH software is required to connect with the U-System. SSH uses encryption to prevent eavesdroppers from reading information (such as your password) from the network. All SSH software allows for secure communication and file transfers, replacing vulnerable utilities like telnet, rlogin, ftp and rcp.
Creating a Web Page
Once you have successfully connected to the U-System, you will see a command prompt. Issue the following commands to set up a basic web page:
- mkdir ~/public_html
- chmod a+x ~/. ~/public_html
- echo '<html><body>this is my web page</body></html>' > public_html/index.html
- chmod a+r public_html/index.html
Your web page can now be viewed at http://www.u.arizona.edu/~username.