Unix: Free Shell Accounts

A shell account is a personal account that gives a user access to a Unix shell on another machine, usually through ssh (and historically telnet.)

With a shell account one can log into a remote server and run commands on it. It is very useful when one wants to try out another operating system, to get more out of IRC for example by running an IRC robot such as Eggdrop, to host a website, or to use some E-mail services. Most servers allow users to connect at all times 24/7. There is a possibility to attach the programs by using the GNU screen terminal multiplexer.

Host

Server, services, OS

http://freeshell.org,

http://sdf-eu.or

Server & services:
– two T3s lines (xo.net and broadwire.net)

– SIGs, Music Compilations and Membership activities

– 10+ DEC Alphas (DS20L/DS10L) running NetBSD
– Supporter of the NetBSD project and The Computer History Museum in Mountain View California

– Members vote in new features
– Member contributed programs and tutorials

– 80MB (free), 600MB and 800MB disk quotas
– Membership perks (such as free admission to the Computer History Museum)

– User configurable email greylisting feature
– Partnership with Colleges world wide for free, in most cases, remote learning

– DSL as well 16,000+ Dialup access (PPP or SHELL) numbers in the USA
and Canada

– IRC access to free users on Saturdays and Sundays
– motd.org project – user authored and maintained blogs, photogalleries, forums and more.

– VPN with IP4 assignment in our Class C.

http://www.grex.org

Server:
OpenBSD

Services: email, lynx, personal webspace, compile C programs… (quota:
1Mb)

http://www.nyx.net

Server: ???

Services: email, ftp, telnet, lynx, personal webspace of 100K

http://m-net.arbornet.org

Server:
FreeBSD

Services: email, pop3, lynx, personal webspace, compile C programs
(quota: 500kb)

http://www.xox.pl

Server: ???

Services:email,pop3,ssh,irc,ftp,web space (quota: 1Mb)

http://www.rootshell.be

Server: OpenBSD

Services: pop3/web email, webspace, the complete set of UNIX/Gnu tools,
quota: 2M

http://deathrow.vistech.net

Server:
OpenVMS on VAX/Alpha

Services: IRC usage is allowed but no bots/relays/etc.

http://nic-nac-project.de

http://www.freeshell.de

Server: Debian GNU/Linux 4.0
Services: http://nic-nac-project.de/~yourname, Quota (Web & Home): 100 MB on your personal directory, FTP, SCP, SFTP, CGI, PHP4, SSI, SSL, MySQL (one DB, ask for it), PHPMyAdmin yes

eMail: yourname@nic-nac-project.de
Clients: mutt, pine, POP3s, IMAP, WebMail, maximum email size (per element): 7 MB

Features: Spamassassin, Razor2, Anti-Virus (drop of infected mails)

http://www.unixdaemons.com/

Server:
FreeBSD

Services/Info: mail, webspace, perl… (quota 12Mb)

http://www.polarhome.com/

Server:
Linux/RedHat, Linux/Debian, OpenVMS/Alpha, OpenVMS/VAX, Solaris,
Ultrix, OpenBSD, FreeBSD, NetBSD, HPUX, AIX

Services/Info: Polarhome.com is non commercial, educative effort for
popularization of shell enabled operating systems and Internet
services, offering shell accounts and other services on all available
systems.

http://www.silenceisdefeat.com/

Server:
OpenBSD

Services/Info: 50MB storage space, http access
(http://silenceisdefeat.org/~username), ftp access, ssh, telnet, and
communication programs such as IRC, AIM, MSN, ICQ, Lily, and email.

http://www.zsuatt.com/

Server: linux

Services/Info: public_html, php,cgi-bin on request, 3bg procesess, 50mb
space , eggdrop allowed, access to compilers , bitchx, ftp , ssh
access, and a lot of more…

http://www.aeshells.org/

Server: Slackware 10.1
Services/Info: multiple servers, ssh, email, webspace, 200mb, irc, bitchx, eggdrop, mysql, much, much more…

IRC support: irc.aeirc.org #aeshells

http://freeshell.simosnap.com/

Server: Linux on a 2048/512
dsl line with
static ipv4 and ipv6

Services/Info: Free shell service reserved to italian users only.
Psybnc eggdrop, ipv6, bitchx, irssi, 2 max process per user, usermin
wget…

http://www.phoenix-network.org/

Server: Debian

Services/Info: Eggdrop, Psybnc, Irssi, BitchX, IRCD, Shoutcast, IPv4
and IPv6, Vhosts, SFTP, MySQL, PHP, Webhosting, Forum Hosting, Perl,
Gcc, Tcl, Sh, Nano, Pico (Disk Quota: 500MB)

http://freeshells.mtveurope.org/

Server: Debian GNU/Linux

Services/Info: 100Mbit bandwidth, Telnet and SSH, gcc compiler, Perl,
Python, shell scripting, IRC clients (irssi, Bitchx), eggdrop, IRC
access to all IRC networks, 3 Background processes, 1 Gigabyte of
quota, including detached sessions (“screen” command is available), FTP
access (your own directory accessible via FTP), Your own crontab
(running programs in specific periods of time)

http://www.geekshells.org/

Server: ???

Services/Info: IRC clients, MySQL database, www, ftp, email, vhosts,
quota: 5Mb

http://www.darktech.org.uk/

Server: ???

Services/Info: based in scotland, UK. Comes with irc access and allowed
background processes.

http://nullshells.com/

Server: ???

Services/Info:NullShells.com provides free shell access via SSH with
secure FTP, Web (PHP/PERL/MySQL) and storage space, free
subdomain/domain hosting, IRC client access (BitchX/Irssi), IPv6
vhosts. No email access at this time. Access to development tools such
as compilers. No unauthorized bots or bncs. New mature community
oriented provider. Must go through account approval process.

http://sense.do.pl/

Server: Running on
AMD Duron 1,3ghz
Services/Info: Fully featured account with www/php/mysql(ask for it)/shell/mail.

Accounts will be also quotted for about 40MB fo data.

http://hamish.awardspace.com/ Server:
Linux Debian Sarge

Services: eggdrops, three user psyBNC’s (including yourself) and
irssi/bitchx.

http://www.anapnea.net/ Server: Gentoo Linux, Dual Core Intel x86-64
processor at 1.6GHz with 2GB DDR2 RAM and a 200MBit uplink
Services: Email accessible through mutt when logged in

Webspace at username.anapnea.net
SCP/SFTP access

No servers/daemons/bots/BNC, but irssi/screen is allowed.

50MB disk quota

http://new-order.org/ Server: FreeBSD
Services: ssh / sftp access

100 MB disk quota , screen, lynx, BitchX, centericq
mc, vifm and much more

send and receive emails using mutt or pine
apache+php+mysql

homepages under public_html

http://tshells.selfip.org Server: ubuntu linux

Services: Trinity Shells provides free linux shell accounts on ubuntu
server
edition. The free shell includes 50 megs of space for webhosting,
network programs (irc, telnet, ssh etc), access to compilers (c, c++,
perl etc) as well as access to MySQL.

http://singularity.darkspace.info/

Server: RedHat Linux
Services: Quota: 20 Mb, IRC access, gcc, cc, perl, php, python, bitchx, pico, emacs, lynx, wget…

Background processes allowed, but NO psyBNC, Eggdrop, BNC

http://shellweb.net/ Server: Ubuntu linux

Srvices: Web Mail Access, Home page http://vhost.shellweb.net or
hosting your own domain name, FTP access, MySQL Database, SSH access…

http://hackbox.ath.cx/

Server: Linux

Services: ssh, telnet, lynx, BitchX, mail, webspace etc.

http://www.visualserver.org/ Server: Linux

Services: No applications running in the background, webssh, Quota:
500Mb

http://www.unixpod.com/ 
Server: Debian GNU/Linux 4.0

Services: vim, emacs, lynx, pine, PHP 5, 1 MySQL 5,
up to 10 background processes, email , webmail, quota: 500Mb. Unixpod
Provide tools to aid developers and users to create/use open source
software.

http://www.bshellz.net

Server: Debian Linux
Services: SSH/SFTP, GNU tools, gcc, g++, make, Perl, Tcl, Python, Bash, php, perl, mysql, irc, bitchx… Quota: 500Mb

If users dont say
!keep on IRC channel at least once in a 168 hours period their account
will be deleted! (hm, hm!?)

http://www.s33n.net Server: Linux/Debian 4.0

Service:
Web Mail Access, Home page http://s33n.net/~YourUserName or hosting
your own domain name, FTP access, MySQL Database, 50mb space , eggdrop
allowed, access to compilers , bitchx, ftp , msn ,ssh access, and a lot
of more…

http://www.shellium.org
Server:
Debian Etch, 100Mbit connection

Services: Free BNC psybnc, Free eggdrop, 100MB quota, webmail, user
websites, CGI, imap, sftp, phpmyadmin, 2 mysql databases, 2 postgre
databases, able to compile programs, 2 background processes, over 6
shells to choose from(fish, bash, tcsh, csh, dash, sash, etc.)

http://arbelosservices.com/ Server:
Debian

Services: Web, IRC, BOTS, SQL, PHP, FTP, SSH.

http://www.unixserve.org/ Server:
FreeBSD
6.x with AMD Sempron(tm) Processor 3100+ CPU, with 2GB of memory.

Services: 100 MB HDD Space, 1 GB Mail Space, Users Web Dirtectory,
Irssi, BitchX, lynx, gcc, screen, and much more, going from
developement tools to IRC chat, texted base web browsers and editors,
storage transfer utilities.

http://www.en.free-shells.com.ar/ Server:
FreeBSD
6.1

Services: SSH, Telnet and FTP connections 24/7 in a Unix System,
connected to the Internet, 30 MB of Hard Disk space to store your
files, programs or whatever you need. A Web Page with address
http://www.en.free-shells.com.ar/your_login/ and soon, with your own
domain. All the Tools you can find in a Unix System.

http://ins0mnia.hopto.org Server:
Gentoo

Services: SSH access on port 2022, max user processes 15, background
processes allowed, reasonable diskspace use (~100MB) / no hard quota,
user crontabs/screen (after some time),
irc access with irssi/eggdrop …

http://sign.io/ Server:
FreeBSD 7.2-STABLE.
Services: BitchX, eggdrop, vim, screen.

IRC only allowed to Freenode.

http://www.d-shell.org/


Server:
Debian ETCH, 1GB RAM PENTIUM4 with ipv6

Services: Eggdrop, BNC, irssi, quota: 10M

http://netburst.org Server:
???

Services: 2 background processes, 200MB of disk quota

http://nux.sk/ Server:
Debian GNU/Linux, 3 Ghz CPU, 1 GB memory

Services: gcc, vim, screen, mutt, pine, mc, make, g++, ruby, python,
bzip2, gdb, 100 GB /home partition

http://www.freessh.net/
NEW!
Server:
Debian 5.0 Stable, Intel(R) Xeon(TM) CPU 2.40GHz, Memory: 512
MB

Services: Flexible IRC client (irssi), Screen package, All compilers
(gcc, g++ and so on..) and other development packages, You can use
PsyBNCs, Eggdrops

http://www.auth.se
NEW!
Server:
FreeBSD 7.2, IBM Netfinity 5600 with dual 866 mhz p3 and 1024 MiB ram,
Connection: 30/30 Mbit fiber

Services: Screen, irssi, centericq, IPv4 / IPv6 vhosts. Location:
Sweden.

http://blackmage.co.uk
NEW!
Server:
Debian GNU/Linux Lenny, Intel(R) Xeon(R) CPU X3350 @ 2.66GHz, 400MB RAM

Services: Irssi, gcc, g++, gdb, php, perl, python, screen,
nano, make, bzip2, mutt, wget, bash, lynx, subversion, FTP, SSH, HTTP
e.g. http://blackmage.co.uk/~rez/, 250MB space for each user, however
exceptions can be made.

http://ninthfloor.org
NEW!
Server:
Debian linux

Services: crontab and atd, nvi, Vim, Emacs, joe, nano, pico, ed , mutt,
alpine, mailx, fetchmail, lynx, links, elinks, irssi, epic, an email
account (username@ninthfloor.org) with advanced spam filtering
features, web access to your HTML documents
(http://users.ninthfloor.org/~username), 256MiB of disk quota …

http://yunix.net/
NEW!
Server:
CentOS
release 5.3

Services: Irssi, screen, psybnc, figlet, local IRC,
Mordor MUD, cc/g++ version 4.1.2, gdb 6.8-27, Python 2.4.3, Perl 5.8.8,
Shells: sh, bash, zsh, tcsh, csh

http://mrejata.eu/
NEW!
Server:
Linux Slackware

Services: Spam-filtered email, your-login@mrejata.eu, web email
http://mail.mrejata.eu, simple web hosting
http://mrejata.org/~your-login, full usenet access (read and post),
console-based web browsing (lynx,links), IRC access to all networks,
2bg procesess, IRC – psybnc, eggdrop, full access to wide range of
compilers

They are non-profit organizations. They provide all kind of free services for the Internet Community, so don’t hack them! If you have or know of any others, please send me an email.

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