Iowa State University

Iowa State University
Public Homepage Web Server


 

Setting Up and Registering a Home Page on www.public.iastate.edu

 
 

General Information

The goals of this project are to provide a mechanism which provides an easy and convenient way for users and groups in the ISU community to publish documents on the World Wide Web.

Registration

PLEASE NOTE: By registering a user or locker, you are implicitly granting permission to use your REAL NAME and electronic mail address in the directory of homepages. If you do not wish to have this information available, do not register for this service.
For example, a user entry will look similar to this:
sqpub -- Susan Q. Public
A locker entry will look similar to this:
public -- The "public" software locker (sqpub@iastate.edu, Susan Q. Public)

To register, go to ASW and complete the registration procedure.


Forming URL's on www.public.iastate.edu

After your account or locker has been registered with www.public.iastate.edu, there is a file-system to URL mapping that works as follows:

Example 1

/home/username/WWW/homepage.html -> http://www.public.iastate.edu/~username

/home/lockername/WWW/homepage.html -> http://www.public.iastate.edu/~lockername

Example 2

/home/username/WWW/homepage.html -> http://www.public.iastate.edu/~username/homepage.html

/home/lockername/WWW/homepage.html -> http://www.public.iastate.edu/~lockername/homepage.html

Example 3

/home/username/WWW/dir1/file1.html -> http://www.public.iastate.edu/~username/dir1/file1.html

/home/lockername/WWW/dir1/file1.html -> http://www.public.iastate.edu/~lockername/dir1/file1.html

Note that the URL "http://www.public.iastate.edu/~username" will automatically pick up the file "homepage.html". The file "homepage.html" will be the "homepage" for the User- and Locker-Served directories.


Uploading Files

SFTP
Files may be uploaded using any client that supports the Secure File Transfer Protocol (SFTP). Examples of such clients include: Connect using the following information:
    Host/Server: sftp.iastate.edu
    User/Login: your_NetID
    Protocol: sftp (NOT ftps)
Webfile
The Webfile service provides a web-based interface for accessing AFS file space.


Where To Go For Help

  • For assistance on general WWW issues, including how to create a page, there are a few links below that may be helpful:
  • Remember, every document you look at is an HTML example. You can always select "Document Source" from the "View" menu in Netscape, or "View Source..." from the "File" menu in Mosaic.

User- and Locker-Served HTML Document Service (www.public.iastate.edu) Information