Unix Account Guide
Your AccessNet username and password gives you access to the Astro Unix system which you can use to work on programming assignments and host Web pages.
For information on how to use the Astro Unix system, see the Temple's central Unix systems Web page.
Personal accounts are automatically renewed as long as you are enrolled as a student or employed by the University.
You can access the central Unix systems from the computer labs on campus or from a computer at home using a Secure Shell (SSH) program, as described below:
Terminal for Macs
Mac users can a program called Terminal which comes with the Mac OS.
Once you access the system, you will be prompted for your username. Type your AccessNet username and press the Enter key. Unix is case sensitive, so type small or capital letters as shown on the account information sheet. You will then be prompted for your password. Type your AccessNet password and press Enter.
If you log on successfully, you will see the system news. Press Enter. If you are using Astro, you will then see the Unix menu.
For a brief introduction to the Unix operating system, see the Unix Quick Reference Guide. This guide, as well as other information related to Temple's central Unix systems, is available on the Unix Systems documentation page.
Hands-on training is available in Computer Services seminars. These seminars are free and open to Temple faculty, staff, and students. Seminar schedules are available at the Help Desk as well as the locations listed on the back panel of this brochure. The seminar schedule is also available online at: http://seminars.temple.edu
The following software is installed on the central Unix systems:
Always log off the system, when you are finished using your account. To log off from the Unix menu on Astro, first type 4 and press Enter to go to the system prompt. Then, type exit. Never leave your account logged on or unattended.
For questions regarding your Unix account, call or visit the Help Desk. The Help Desk location and phone number are listed in the next section. For Help Desk hours, go to: http://www.temple.edu/helpdesk
You may also send questions to the Help Desk via e-mail to: email@example.com
For more information on Temple's Unix systems, see the Computer Services web page at: http://www.temple.edu/cs
You may also call or visit a Computer Services location.
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