Free Geek Computers for Coders

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Coders working on programming projects may need access to certain machines:

  • obsidian* -- "classroom" server (so you can log in from FREE GEEK's terminals in the classroom)
  • llama -- the "homework" box, for people taking classes (some development can happen here)
  • cvs -- (also known as haibane) so you can check stuff in and out of cvs. This account doesn't typically allow shell access -- only cvs access.
  • foyer -- this is the gateway for getting into FREE GEEK machines from the outside (ssh into foyer, and then from foyer ssh to the machine you need to get to). You do not need an account on this machine if you will be doing all your work from inside FREE GEEK.

Coders with higher access privileges may also get accounts on these machines:

  • flowers* -- the development box for coders volunteering longer term at FREE GEEK
  • turing* -- the production box for coders that need to actually deploy tested code

NOTE: Servers with asterisks (*) are unavailable for connection from outside FREE GEEK. Servers without the asterisks are in the DMZ and are typically locked down pretty tight. You can ssh into them and do work, but they are usually unable to connect to other servers.

All computers can be connected to from inside FREE GEEK by their simple hostname (above). From outside of FREE GEEK, you need to add the domain name (, for example:

$ ssh  # works from outside or inside FREE GEEK
$ ssh foyer               # works from inside FREE GEEK only