User Guide

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This page lists the services currently offered by UGCS, and has a brief overview of how to use each thing.

(these services are ready and will be rolled out soon)

WARNING: Accessing any resources in a way that violates Caltech institute policy, as well as accessing or distributing illegal content is a severe violation of the honor code, and if detected, will result in your UGCS access being permanently revoked.

Shell Server(s)

UGCS shell servers are provided on

File storage

Personal files can be stored in your homedir and are accessible from any shellserver. A maximum of 1GB of files is currently allowed


User homepage hosting is available at You may upload files via sftp, and files placed in /your_homedir/public_html will be available at A redirect is included on that will redirect to sites


Mail is handled by postfix at Your mail can be accessed via IMAP with dovecot, and outgoing mail is also available with SMTP at the same address. The maximum mail quota is 500MB, and this is separate from the personal file limit. Mail can be forwarded using a standard .forward file in the root of your home directory. Aliases are available by request only.