EECS Instructional Support, University of California at Berkeley


EECS Instructional Computer Accounts
End of Semester Information
Spring 2014

Contents:
  • These Accounts Expire Monday May 19, 2014
  • /home/tmp directories will be deleted after May 26, 2014
  • Labs Close Friday May 16; Server Down Times
  • How do I Verify My Account Status?
  • What happens to the files in an expired account?
  • What happens to email sent to an expired account?
  • Can I copy files and email from my expired account?
  • How Do I Get off the Expired List?
  • How can I check my grades?
  • What happens to my e-Acedemy account?
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    These Accounts Expire Monday May 19, 2014 at 9am

      - Instructional class accounts (such as "ee1-xx", "cs9a-zz", etc)
      - all Instructional non-CS and non-EECS named accounts
      - Instructional named accounts of CS & EECS majors who graduated or left before September 2013
    
        'NAMED' ACCOUNTS THAT WILL EXPIRE
        'CLASS' ACCOUNTS THAT WILL NOT EXPIRE
    
      To forward your email from @imail.eecs to another email address, see below.
    
      For info about your own account, login to WebAcct.
    
      'Named' and 'cs199' accounts for current CS and EECS students will remain active at least until December 2014 without any action by the user.
    

    /home/tmp directories will be deleted after May 26, 2014:

      All files in the /home/tmp directory will be removed.  
      Please read /share/b/pub/removable-media.help for information about backing up your files.
    

    Instructional Labs Close May 16, 2014
    Server Down Times

      - Cardkey access to the Instructional labs will terminate on May 16, 2014.
      - Instructional servers may be down at times for maintenance between May 19 and June 20, 2014.
      
    
    Here is a notice we will post by the labs.
    

    How do I Verify My Account Status?

      To verify your account status, login to WebAcct.
    

    How do I Get off the Expired List?

      If our records are in error, you may complete an EECS Account Request Form 
      and submit it at 378 Cory before May 16.
      
      Or you can just wait until August 21, 2014 when we will have newer enrollment 
      records, and request your account again.  Your files will still be there.
    

    What happens to the files in an expired account?

      For class accounts ("cs61a-aa", "ee122-aa", etc), the files will be saved 
      for 1-2 weeks, archived to tape and deleted.  Class account logins are 
      reassigned to new students next semester.
    
      For named accounts ("jdoe", 'cs199-aa', etc), the files will be saved for 
      about a month after the start of the next semester, and the files will be 
      archived to tape before they are deleted.  If the student is eligible again 
      for an account next semester, the account can be renewed.
    
      While an account is "expired", you will still have limited access to it:
    
      - Email will no longer be stored for the account, but it will be forwarded
        to you if you left a forwarding address in your UNIX .forward file.  You
        can copy a .procmailrc file to your account using 'sftp'.
    
      - If you login to your expired UNIX account using an 'ssh' program (such as 
        Putty on Windows), your grades will be displayed from the local grading 
        database ('glookup').
     
      - If you login to your UNIX account using an 'scp' or 'sftp' program (such as 
        WinSCP on Windows), you will be able to copy your files from the account.
    

    What happens to email sent to an expired account?

      Email sent to an expired account can only be forwarded to another system - 
      it will not be saved here.  You can also have your own automated reply that 
      tells the sender about your new email address.  If you do not set this up,
      the senders will receive an automated reply telling them that the email 
      address is no longer valid.   Email will be forwarded for up to one year
      after a named account expires.
    
      These features are set in a .procmailrc file in your UNIX home directory.
      You can create or edit the file using a text editor (vi, emacs) when logged 
      into your UNIX account.  You can also copy a .procmailrc into an expired 
      account using 'sftp' (see What happens to the files in an expired account?).
    
      Each rule in .procmailrc starts with a ":0" line.
      The "c" in :0c: says to continue to the next rule after processing this one.
    
      To enable email forwarding, add a rule like this at the beginning of the 
      rules in .procmailrc:
    
    	:0c:
    	! me@new.edu
    
      To enable an auto-reply that is sent in response to incoming email, add this
      rule at the beginning of the rules in .procmailrc:
    
    	:0c:
    	* !^From[: ].*$LOGNAME
    	| /usr/bin/vacation $LOGNAME
    
      For auto-replies, you also need to create a message in a file called 
      .vacation.msg and initialize the UNIX "vacation" program.  For example:
    
           echo "My new email address is me@new.edu." > ~/.vacation.msg
           vacation -I
    
      You can use a editor to create a better message in the .vacation.msg file.
      See "man vacation" on a UNIX system for more options.
    
    

    Can I copy files and email from my expired account?

    
    - BEFORE your account expires, you can copy your files from your Windows 
      and UNIX home directories by transferring them to a USB memory stick.
      You could also email them to yourself or use a file transfer program.
    
      See http://inst.eecs.berkeley.edu/cgi-bin/pub.cgi?file=file-transfer.help.  
    
      On UNIX, you can login and bundle the files into a single compressed file 
      that is easier to copy or email to yourself elsewhere.  Here is an easy 
      way to do that from one of our UNIX accounts:
    
        % cd				# goes to your home directory
        % zip -9ryq /tmp/$USER.zip .	# makes a copy in the local /tmp dir
    
      You could copy the /tmp/$USER.zip file somewhere else and unzip it there.
      You can send this file to yourself as an email with an attached Zip file 
      containing all your files, for example:
    
        % mutt -a /tmp/$USER.zip you@elsewhere.com < /dev/null	# mails it
        % rm /tmp/$USER						# deletes it
    
    
    - AFTER your account expires, you will not be able to copy the Windows files.
    
    - AFTER your account expires, you will be able to copy the UNIX files over 
      the net until June 3 by using an 'scp' or 'sftp' program (such as WinSCP 
      on Windows) to login from another computer.
    
    - BEFORE and AFTER your account expires (as long as the account still exists),
      you can download email from imail.eecs.berkeley.edu, the Instructional IMAP 
      server.  See http://inst.eecs.berkeley.edu/connecting.html#email.
    
      AFTER your account expires, no new email is accepted here.  
      
    - The files in an expired class account are removed from our disk a 
      week or two after the end of the semester.  The files for an expired 
      named account remain on the disk until about 1 month into the next 
      semester.
    
      For more information, please see
      
        - How Do I Manage Email?
        - How Do I Copy Files Between Computers?
    

    How can I check my grades?

      The Registrar posts grades at http://bearfacts.berkeley.edu.
       
      If your class used the EECS Instructional grading software ('submit' and 
      'glookup'), you can still see the 'glookup' results after the account has
      expired.  There are 2 ways:
    
      1) Login at the WebAcct site: http://inst.eecs.berkeley.edu/webacct/. 
         Select "List local grades - glookup".
    
      2) Login to your expired UNIX account on cory.eecs.berkeley.edu using an 
         'ssh' program (such as Putty on Windows). 
    
         Note to Putty users:  in the Putty configuration window, change 
         the "Close Window on Exit" setting to "Never" to prevent Putty from 
         closing before the information is displayed.
    
      Your grades will be displayed for any EECS classes that use a local grading 
      database ('glookup') this semester.  This lasts for 1-2 weeks after the 
      account has expired.   
    
    
    

    What happens to my e-Academy account?

      All Spring 2014 EECS E-Academy accounts will expire at 9am on May 19, 2014.
    
      The EECS e-Academy site will be unavailable from May 19, 2014 - June 23, 2014.
    
      Students who are eligible after June 23, 2014 can request or renew an 
      E-Academy account by following the instructions on 
      http://msdnaa.eecs.berkeley.edu/.
    

    'CLASS' ACCOUNTS THAT WILL NOT EXPIRE

    
    

    'NAMED' ACCOUNTS THAT WILL EXPIRE

    
    

    inst@eecs.berkeley.edu