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Frequently Asked Questions


  1. What is zeus?
  2. What is my password for zeus?
  3. Can I FTP to zeus?
  4. How do I transfer files to zeus?
  5. Can I have a MySQL database?
  6. Why does the system complain I’m over quota when “quota -v” claims I have no quota imposed?
  7. Can you install foo?
  8. Can you upgrade foo to version X.XX?
  9. Can I use ASP (Active Server Pages)?
  10. Can you install a DNS server (preferably Windows 2000) and provide Terminal Server access to it?
  11. May I perform portscans?
  12. How do I set up new mailing lists?
  13. Why aren’t there any more questions?

Answers

What is zeus?

Zeus is the JCSU webserver. It belongs to the JCSU, is run by zeus-admin@jesus.cam.ac.uk , and overseen by the JCSU Communications officer and the Zeus Admins. For more information see the JCSU computing pages.

What is my password for zeus?

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 JNet.

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 UMS webpage. If you need a local password for an account that doesn’t have one, or you don’t have an account yet, email zeus-admin@jesus.cam.ac.uk.

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.
How do I transfer files to zeus?
Zeus runs several file transfer services, including:
Can I have a MySQL database?
Please email zeus-admin@jesus.cam.ac.uk and we will create one for you.
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 individual user. 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 zeus-admin@jesus.cam.ac.uk.
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 zeus-admin@jesus.cam.ac.uk.
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 asp2php 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?
No.
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:

prefix-suffix@jesus.cam.ac.uk

Prefices are typically the name of a society, and must be registed by zeus-admin@jesus.cam.ac.uk with the College COs.

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 UMS. If you would like to set up one or more lists with a new prefix, please email zeus-admin@jesus.cam.ac.uk, 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!

zeus-admin@jesus.cam.ac.uk


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