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==Changing your password==
 
==Changing your password==
  
Change your password by logging into '''mother''' ( See [[SSH|Connecting to LUDD's servers]]) and issuing the following command:
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Change your password by logging into '''taurus''' ( See [[SSH|Connecting to LUDD's servers]]) and issuing the following command:
  
<pre>passwd -r nis</pre>
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<pre>passwd</pre>
  
 
You will be prompted for your old password, and asked to confirm your new one.
 
You will be prompted for your old password, and asked to confirm your new one.

Revision as of 20:57, 2 June 2014

This page explains how to manage the basics of your account

Changing your password

Change your password by logging into taurus ( See Connecting to LUDD's servers) and issuing the following command:

passwd

You will be prompted for your old password, and asked to confirm your new one.

Changing your shell

On mother ( See Connecting to LUDD's servers), run:

passwd -r nis -e

You need to verify with your password, and then enter the full path to your new shell. Valid shells are listed in /etc/shells

Forwarding your mail

Log in to any of our servers ( See Connecting to LUDD's servers) and run the following commands:

cd ~
echo "[mail-address]" > .forward

where [mail-address] is the mailaddress you want to forward TO.

For example, if I want to forward mail to the address bogus@bogusville.com, I would have run

cd ~
echo "bogus@bogusville.com" > .forward
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