Linux Accounts

Account Information

  • Username: Same as your Texas State NetID (such as ab1234)
  • Password: Accounts are now linked to your NetID. Use the same password you use to login to your email and Windows computers.

*** For a current term, Linux accounts are created for students in a computer science courses, other than CS 1308 and CS 1319. Your Linux account will expire at the end of the enrolled term, unless enrolled in CS courses for the next term.

Linux Servers

The following list of servers can be accessed through SSH or SSH client application(PuTTY):

  • -- RHEL 7
  • -- RHEL 7

Disk Quota

All of the servers and lab computers share a network file system for the home directories. Students have a disk quota hard limit of 1 GB. If you try going over the quota, you will receive an error writing to the disk. 

Web Server

The Linux account is also a web server account which can be accessed with URL "". The public_html directory under your home directory is where you need to put your Web files. Make sure that files in this directory have the o+r permission, and directories have the o+rx permission in order for the Web server to read the files.

Getting Help

Each semester, the Department of Computer Science offers a one-hour introductory, hands-on tutorial to help new and current computer science students become familiar with the Linux computing environment. For further assistance email:

Usage Policies

The Linux account, servers, and lab should be used purely for educational purposes. Use of this account for distributing software, conducting any form of business, or any illegal use will be considered a violation of the account usage policy and may result in loss of login privileges. Any illegal activity will be reported to authorities.