All non-CS majors who are taking classes offered by the Computer Science Department will have an account on a Sun server called "guardian". This machine is accessible from any workstation or PC that is connected to the campus network, as well as from terminals operated by IT or from you own equipment, either at home via dial-in lines or from the dorms via the dorm network. Since your major department is required to provide basic computing access, in many cases you can use your department's machines to access guardian (i.e., if your department's machines are connected to the campus network). If you are taking CS1121, you will also have access to the workstations in the PizzaLab (Rekhi 112A).
To connect to guardian from a non-CS machine, type rlogin guardian.csl (or telnet guardian.csl if rlogin doesn't work), then proceed to log in normally.
Your account will be established automatically for you when you enroll in a CS class that requires the use of our computers. The login id for your account will be the initials of your first and middle names, followed by your last name, up to a maximum of 8 letters, and will be all lower case. For example, John Q. Public's login id would be jqpublic , Lipton T. Bag's would be ltbag , and Henry Wadsworth Longfellow's would be hwlongfe . This is the same id you have on the computing equipment provided by your department.
Your initial password will be your student id number, without dashes (i.e., only the digits). Please change your password as soon as you log in the first time. It is not hard for someone to find out what your student id number is and then use your account illegally. Note that you are responsible for making a reasonable effort to keep anyone other than yourself from using your account, and changing your password is expected. Note also that the password on the CS Department machines is separate from your password on any other machine you may have an account on. If you change your password on a CS machine, it will NOT be changed elsewhere, and vice versa.
You can get hard-copy print-outs on most printers around campus.
Your account and its contents will be removed after finals week of the term, unless you are enrolled in a CS class with a lab fee the following term. If you wish to keep any of your programs or other files that are in your CS account, you must ftp them over to the account on your own department server. Click Here for instructions on how to do so.
If you have problems or questions about your account, see the CS Department system administrator in Rekhi 102 (email firstname.lastname@example.org) or the CS Department secretary in Rekhi 221.