Some further tutorial materials for managing user accounts

Login to your DCS account:
  • Copy an html page into your public_html directory. Change permissions so that the file is world readable. View it through your browser.
  • Investigate the Skel files in your DCS account. Which shell is running? Perform some changes to your settings, eg change the umask so that none of your files are readable by others; add an alias to your rc file so that the "nano" command invokes "pico".

    Hacking exercise

    Try the mounting example (using your own I drive) according to the slides about hacking. What does showmount show? Can you mount anything using the UML?

    Please, don't try to look at anybody else's files and don't spend too much effort on this. Hacking of university resources is not allowed according to the university's policies.