Personal Home Page


Your home directory used for the web server can be accessed on the login host You can log in to this system using a secure shell or SFTP client with your ETH user name and mail service password. The error log is accessible in /logs.

Alternatively the home directory is also accessible via SMB/CIFS. The share name is


where login is your ETH user name.

Access Control

Details about the limitations of access control via .htaccess are documented here.


If you already have a personal home page elsewhere then you can set up a redirect to that right now or for when your web user account is deleted.

Error Log

The error log /logs/error_log is accessible by all users on Especially while writing pages in PHP or changing .htaccess files it is recommended to check for errors. Use

tail -f /logs/error_log

to spot errors and warnings as they are generated.

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