LEG members can request access to the LEG shell server, clam.
It’s a fairly low-spec PC, but hosted in a air-conditioned server room, with UPS power. It stays up for months at a time. This makes it useful for hosting web sites, code repositories, and running IRC clients in screen.
There are rules governing its use.
cntlm proxy running in NTLM2Basic mode, on port 8080. So you can access the Web by exporting
http_proxy=http://127.0.0.1:8080/. Provide your username and password.
Please be careful not to expose your password as a command line argument, other users can see that. For
wget, you can create a
.wgetrc like this (remember to
600, it contains your password):
http_proxy = http://127.0.0.1:8080/ proxy-user = USERNAME proxy-password = PASSWORD
Anything you put in
~/public_html will be visible at
You’ll need to make your
~/public_html(and everything inside it) world readable (
755, not a world-writeable
777 please). You can ask an admin to make it only readable by the webserver, if you want.
Email to the address
YOURUSER@uctleg.net will be delivered to your mail spool. If you want to customise this, use
You can also receive e-mail at
ANYTHING@YOURUSER.uctleg.net. List the desired usernames (the
ANYTHING bit), or an
~/.aliases, and wait 5 minutes for the configuration to be activated.
You can access your mail using a local client (e.g.
mutt), IMAP, POP3, or the webmail interface. For IMAP or POP3, connect to
clam.leg.uct.ac.za, using SSL / TLS. To send e-mail, use
clam.leg.uct.ac.za:587 with TLS.