Wednesday, May 06, 2009

apocalypse accepting user logins

apocalypse.OCF.Berkeley.EDU ( is now accepting user logins. You should be able to connect to the server via SSH/SFTP to access your home directory and web space. If you're comfortable using a command-line mail client (e.g. mutt or pine), you'll also be able to read and send mail.

There are a few lingering issues with the server. In particular:
  • Public key authentication does not work. We're working on fixing this problem. Fixed.
  • Some pre-installed software and user commands may be missing or broken. We had to re-compile all of our software for the rebuild, and it's an ongoing process. We prioritized the most commonly used programs, but leave a comment if you think we've forgotten an important program. UPDATE: We know the software waitlist is building up, so we're getting more staff involved in this process.
  • Password changing does not work. Use kpasswd to change your account password. Windows password changing is still broken.
  • Cron jobs are not yet available. Cronjobs should now work as documented on our wiki.
The SSH host keys are:
  • DSA:
  • RSA:
Thanks for your continued patience!