V22.0005 Computers in Principle and Practice II
New York University: Spring 2000

Nathan Hull

Assignment 0

Part One

Using the instructions below, subscribe to the mailing list for this course. This will allow me to broadcast announcements, corrections, instructions, etc., to the entire class. You will be responsible for reading email once before every class.

You don't have to hand in anything for this portion of the assignment! Instead, we will be able to check whether you have successfully added yourself to the mailing list.

Subscribing to the mailing list

Simply go to:


Part Two

Using the following instructions, set up your initial Web Page on i5. These instructions will create the necessary directory, give permissions so that the outside world can view your pages, and copy an initial Home Page into your account.

Setting up your Initial Web Page on i5

1. Log into your i5 account. This is your regular user name, with an initial password of the first five digits of your Social Security number.

2a. Once you have logged in, type the following UNIX commands to set up your page:

mkdir public_html
chmod a+x . public_html

2b. Create an index.html file and upload it via Fetch or WS-FTP

(Note that the periods (.) above are VERY IMPORTANT!!!)

Note: After you have set this up initially, from then on you will use an FTP client (such as Fetch on the Mac) to load pages out on your server space. You will NOT generally be using UNIX commands!

3. Check out your page by pointing Netscape or Internet Explorer to:


Web Documentation

Class Information:

Using Telnet and Setting up Your Web Page on ACF5

Using FETCH to Copy Text & Image Files to your ACF5 Account

ITS Information:

The ITS ACF5 Home Page

Fetch: FTP for Macintosh

WS-FTP: FTP for Windows

ITS: A UNIX Beginner's Guide For New Users of UNIX at NYU

Unix Permission Guide

ITS NYU Webguide

Part Three

Report your success (for this and every assignment) to the Email address for this class, listing the URL for your assignment. The special email address is:

		Assignments should now be submitted to: