If your project sounds reasonable, and consistent with the
Green values of the people who are donating most of the money
to run gandhi and rachel,
I'll send you a “Welcome” message. Read it carefully. Save it.
Shortly after, I'll generate a password for you. It will
be six or more gibberish characters, including punctuation
marks and upper and lower case letters.
I'll chop it in pieces, and mail them to you, from different
places, without context. You have to reassemble them in order.
- Read the policy page
carefully. Read the little "Details" pages.
- Send email to
my Green Internet Society address.
Tell me in a few lines about your local, your
campaign, or your project.
Send me a message in your own words stating that you
understand and agree to the Acceptable
Use Policy shown at
Include your real name, postal address and
If you are joining a team, put to the other
team members' addresses in your Cc: line.
If you represent a group, put its leaders in your Cc: line.
If you are relieving an existing user,
put that person's address in your Cc: line.
If you are familiar with Secure Shell, create a new key pair
and include the public key. If not, I'll send you a password
as described above.
While you are waiting to hear back from
obtain and install a secure internet communications
package that provides
This will protect your password from
spyware running on your network neighbors' virus-infected PCs,
and allow you to upload files. We don't offer FTP access.
Secure Shell has a replacement for FTP that works better, SFTP.
Your commercial FTP program probably has SFTP, but you should get
a trustworthy free SFTP program too.
- Microsoft Windows users
If your FTP program does not have SSH2 or “SFTP”
They're free (as in freedom), so try both.
If you will be creating email addresses and scripts or
editing your HTML in place on the server,
- MacOS (before Mac OS X) users
Please get MacSFTP and MacSSH
and/or NiftyTelnet SSH (instructions at JHU, local copy)
- Mac OS X users
"the free FTP solution", or
a graphical front-end to SFTP and SSH.
- unix (including Linux, Mac OS X, and xBSD) users
There are many other
Secure Shell client programs for Microsoft Windows,
MacOS, or unix at
The Free Country.
You can use any one that works in your environment.
Mail me if you can't get Secure Shell working.
If you want your own domain name,
Follow the links to rachel
donate money until you are using your account.
Donations are voluntary and will not affect your service.
You should immediately test your shell and Secure Copy or FTP.
Then you should join the
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