If you have an account on zeus
(we normally create accounts when College gives us a list of freshers)
then you should be able to access it with your Kwok Room password.
You can change this using
In certain circumstances you may want/need a local password on zeus.
If you already have a local password, you can change it, or issue yourself
a new password should you, heaven forbid, forget it, via the
“Forgotten Password” link on the
If you need a local password for an account that doesn’t have one,
or you don’t have an account yet, email
Members of the University who are not members of Jesus College may
apply for an account by email, including a reason for applying.
Can I FTP to zeus?
Yes, zeus does run an FTP server.
However the University blocks incoming insecure communications, so you will not be
able to connect from outside via the FTP protocol.
We recommend that in either case you
use SFTP or SCP instead.
Filezilla Client is supported by all major software platforms, Windows, Linux and Mac OSX, other FTP clients are available
To connect to Zeus use the SFTP (SSH File Transfer Protocol) and connect to host zeus.jesus.cam.ac.uk then use the client as normal. For instructions visit http://wiki.filezilla-project.org/Using
How do I transfer files to zeus?
Zeus runs several file transfer services, including:
Why does the system complain I’m over quota when “quota -v” claims I have no quota imposed?
Quotas are now applied on groups, which is possible because every user has
a unique primary group. This was done so that files which are part of a
society website only count towards that society’s quota, instead of the
To see your quota, either use “quota -g” or
use the UMS website.
Can you install foo?
We can install suitable new packages if required, especially if a
Ubuntu package is available. Please email package requests to
Can you upgrade foo to version X.XX?
We generally prefer to keep to packages in the
Ubuntu distribution that we have installed. If there is a
particular reason for an upgrade, please ask
Can I use ASP (Active Server Pages)?
ASP is used on Mircrosoft servers, whereas zeus runs Apache on Linux.
We do however have PHP, Perl, and other
languages which you can use to create dynamic websites.
There is a utility called
which can help you convert ASP pages to PHP.
Can you install a DNS server (preferably Windows 2000) and provide Terminal Server access to it?
May I perform portscans?
Port scanning is not permitted on the CUDN.
How do I set up new mailing lists?
The email lists running on zeus all take the form of:
If you would like to create a mailing list with the
same prefix as an existing list, then you go can ahead and do this
online via the
If you would like to set up one or more lists with a new
prefix, please email
so that we can set this up for you.
Why aren’t there any more questions?
Please ask your question frequently if you’d like it to appear here!