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Who
Bill Kenney: Web Server Administrator x5-4688
Kevin Gill: Coordinator of Web Communications x55793
Center for Instructional Technology x5-1248
Web Policy and Review Committee (WPRC)

What
Web Publishing Authorization Form

ECSU Web Policy
SSH Secure Shell Software
SSH Password Change in Mac OS X
UNIX Survival Guide for Web Page Publishers
List of Eastern Faculty Web Pages

Where
Library Room 420 (CIT Kevin Gill)
Media Bldg Room 252 (Bill Kenney)

FAQ

Q. I've published my web pages using SSH, but when I open a browser and type in the path I got in my email, I get a "Page not found" error! What's wrong?
A. By default SSH Secure Shell File Transfer Client sets your "home" directory on the web server as /home/yourusername. That is not where you should be publishing. Check the email you received with your web account information for the correct path. If you are a faculty member publishing personal web pages, your path should be: /home/yourusername/public_html
Anything you publish to /home/yourusername cannot be seen by anyone using a web browser. Please refrain from publishing any files to it.
>>Remember: To view your files in a web browser after publishing, type the following into the address bar of the browser:
http://www.easternct.edu/~yourusername+filename

For example, if you are faculty member John Doe, your path would be:
/home/~doej/public_html
To view one of John Doe's web pages, you would type the following into a web browser's address bar:
http://www.easternct.edu/~doej/filename
where filename would be one of John's web page's name.
NOTE: If John named his homepage index.htm or index.html, visitors won't need to type a filename into the address bar as part of the URL. In the example above, http://www.easternct.edu/~doej would open John's homepage.

Browse the Getting Started page to learn how to reset SSH Secure Shell "home" to your actual path as well as creating profiles in SSH and customizing personal settings.

Q. Do I need to name my personal home page anything special?
A. Your home page should be named index.htm or index.html, although it can be named anything you choose. If you choose to name your homepage index.htm or index.html, web browsers by default will open your page without the filename being specified. For example, lets assume John Doe named his home page index.htm. John Doe's home page will open by typing:
http://www.easternct.edu/~doej
into the address bar, even though we did not specify a specific filename.

Q. I would like an easy way for my students to find my personal web site without having to email a link to them. What would you suggest?
A. Eastern maintains a web page which alphabetically lists faculty members with personal web sites. New students quickly become accustomed to looking there for faculty home page links. If you would like to have your name and a link to your personal website appear on the page, please email your request to gillk@easternct.edu.
Click here to see the Faculty Web Page list

Q. What is UNIX? What are "file permissions"? HELP!
  A. Bill Kenney, Eastern's Web Server administrator has    developed the "UNIX Survival Guide for Web Page Publishers" to help Eastern's Web Developers answer these questions and more. You will find the Survival Guide answers these questions and more

 

How to get started publishing web pages at Eastern

The first step to publishing Web pages at Eastern is to read and agree to the official Eastern Web Policy. Next, browse to the Web Publishing Authorization Form. The form is fill-able online. Once you have completed the form, print it out. Obtain the required signatures, yours and your supervisor, and then send the form via campus mail to the appropriate person - see the form for details. Use the instructions below to help in completing the form.

Faculty and staff members wishing to publish personal Web pages, must check the "Individual/personal" selection on the form. Faculty/Staff personal web page publishing does not require a Chair/Director signature. Completed forms should be sent directly to Bill Kenney, web server administrator, in Media Room 252.

Once your account has been created, you will receive an email from Bill informing you of your username, initial password and path to the directory you will be publishing to. When you receive this email, please contact Eastern's Coordinator of Web Communications, Kevin Gill, at x5-5793 for installation and training on the use of SSH Secure Shell software to publish your web pages. Mac users should contact Kevin for information on Fetch software availability and training.

Faculty and staff members may also maintain Departmental pages. If your Departmental Chair/Director has designated you to publish to your Department's web site, check the "Departmental" selection on the form and have the Chair/Director sign on the line provided.

Student workers designated to maintain Departmental web pages by the Department Chair/Director, may obtain a Web publishing account for the purpose of maintaining the Department web site by following this same procedure.

Students who have been designated to maintain official club web sites, must complete a Web Publishing Authorization Form and have the club's advisor sign in the Department Chair/Director space.

Students wishing to publish their own personal web pages do not need to complete a Web Publishing Authorization form. Instructions on how-to publish student personal web pages are located here.

Completed Web Publishing Authorization Forms are sent to Bill Kenney, Web Server Administrator, for account creation. Once your account has been created, you will receive an email from Bill informing you of your username, initial password and path to the directory you will be publishing to. When you receive this email, please contact Eastern's Coordinator of Web Communications, Kevin Gill, at x5-5793 for installation and training on the use of SSH Secure Shell software to publish your web pages. Mac users should contact Kevin for information on Fetch software availability and training.

Faculty and staff Web Developers who need assistance in choosing a web authoring software package or in developing and maintaining departmental and/or personal web sites are encouraged to contact the Center for Instructional Technology (CIT). The World Wide Web Project, in conjunction of the Center for Instructional Technology (CIT), also offers individualized consultation and one-on-one and group training for Web Developers for personal and Departmental web sites. Please browse to the Contribute Users section of this website for details on using Adobe Contribute for your website.


Eastern's Official Website Colors

University Relations has recently updated the official blue and burgundy colors of Eastern.   The two updated colors are:

Pantone 289 Blue:
R=0 G=38 B=73
Hex Conversion: #002649


Pantone 188 Burgundy:
R=124 G=33 B=40
Hex conversion: #7C2128


Eastern's Web developers should use this information to update existing pages as well as when developing new sites and pages to ensure that your web site colors match these codes.  This site has been updated to reflect the new official University colors.


Explore the Web Development site. If you know of or discover a resource or tip that you would like to share with your fellow web publishers, email gillk@easternct.edu and we will be happy to include it on the site.