Types of Accounts
Obtaining an Account
We create accounts only by professor request. If you feel you need an account, contact your professor and explain why you need a CS account. Then have him/her email email@example.com with your information (name, user ID, etc.) asking to create an account for you. You will receive your account information in an email.
You will also need to read and sign the CS departmental computing policy. The second link will allow you to download the .pdf version. The last page of the document needs to be signed and returned to the Systems Staff. The form can be dropped off in 113C of Olsson Hall. While using any resources associated with your CS Department Computing Account(s), you are expected to abide by this policy; failure to do so may result in revocation of computing privileges.
The disk quota set on your account varies depending on its type.
Active Unix Account
There is no set disk quota for an active Unix Account, but we do ask that you are considerate of the other users on your partition. Two tools that will help you keep track of your usage are the df and du tools. The df tool displays disk usage information for each partition, see the manpage for df. The du tool is also quite helpful, it displays usage information for directories in the filesystem, see the manpage for du.
Legacy Unix Account
A Legacy Account is given to those people who had accounts with the department and have since left the University. A disk quota of 100MB is in placed on these accounts.
A limit of 100MB is also in place on your windows profile. If you exceed this 100MB limit, you will start to receive errors and will sometimes not be allowed to log off of your machine. A tool that enables you to look at not only how much space you are using, but where you are using it, is showman.exe. You can get showman.exe by mapping a drive to \\demeter\profiles.