Included with Every Account:
See something missing? If there is something you'd like that is not included in the above list, we will more than likely accomodate you. However, there are a few things we will not allow. No IRC bouncers, eggdrop or other IRC bots are allowed (screened IRC clients are just fine). We monitior our shell servers for processes like that.
In most cases we will accomodate you, just let us know what you are doing.
We encourage you to use EngSoc to compile your UNIX applications and run them. Our accounts are meant to be used interactively. If you are developing or would like to run some sort of daemon, all we ask is that you let us know you will be taking up some CPU time and memory. We have plenty of both.
EligibilityOur services are available to any student enrolled in a full-time program in the Faculty of Engineering and Design at Carleton University. This includes students who are involved with the Industrial Experience Program, and returning Graduate Students in a masters or doctorate degree program. To obtain an account, you must:
Completed user agreements can be mailed to The EngSoc Project (mailing information), slipped under the door of room 3338ME or hand-delivered to a BOG member. All completed forms must be signed, and users are encouraged to carefully read the useragreement.
NOTE: For faculty applications please substitute an employee number for the student number and make a note on the form.
Public Access Lab
The EngSoc Public Access Lab has been an incredibly successful student venture to provide a publicly-available computing lab. Located in the lobby of The Minto Center for Advanced Studies in Engineering, the PAL was completely designed and built by students, over the summer of 1996.
In 1998 the PAL lab was refurbished with all new computers. The upgrade saw the cooperation of Nexus, CUESEF, EngSoc, Corel Corporation, and many other students. 12 Netwinders were donated by Corel to be available for public use. See the back wall of the lab, at the time, complete with the wonderful sign. How about some other pictures of the grand opening? 3 4 5
In the summer of 2000, PAL was flooded when contractors repairing Minto didn't secure a tarp over the exposed roof. The NetWinders were replaced with NICs from www.thinknic.com (now defunct) which currently run a modern Linux desktop and browser.
Web HostingWe provide free web hosting to all Engineering student groups, and some non-Engineering ones as well. E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org for more information. We will even colocate your webserver in our rack subject to certain restrictions. Check this page for more details. E-mail ett with questions.
Mailing ListsWe will host mailing lists at your domain or one of our domains. We run Mailman and it has worked well for the few dozen lists we run.