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To request that a
web account be opened, please call 978-6202. Please
have an appropriate user-id and password (see
ready. Once the request is accepted, it will be
Since user-ids will do double duty as part of your
URL, you will need to describe your collection of
web pages in eight characters or less. For example,
if a webmaster for the Department of History
requested an account, the obvious user-id would be
history. The URL would then be
Passwords are a little more complex because they
need to be secure. Passwords must be eight
characters in length, contain at least one CAPITAL
letter and one number. Dictionary words (any
language), personal numbers (i.e. phone number, PIN
number) and trivial words (i.e. secret) will be
rejected by the system for security reasons.
Accessing Your Web
Account Using FTP (More
FTP stands for File Transfer
Protocol; a set of rules
used to transfer files between computers on a
Using an FTP program such a Fetch (Macintosh) or
Rapid Filer (Windows 3.1/95), HTML documents
developed on your PC/Mac can be transfered to the
web server. To use either FTP program, you will
need to have your user-id, password and the name of
the server www.utoronto.ca ready at hand.
Please contact email@example.com to change
Each account comes
with a default directory called www-data; inside
this directory is a file called index.html.
All HTML files should be stored in www-data.
Your main HTML file (to which all other HTML files
will be linked) should be called index.html. When
you transfer this file to www.utoronto.ca, your
index.html will simply replace the index.html that
The service provides disk space
for up to 100 megabytes. If you will need more, please contact us
to discuss costs.
Design and Content
As webmaster for your site, you are responsible for
the design and content of your HTML documents.
Please refer to the UofT's Guidelines for World
Wide Web Sites and Publishing found at
If you are new to HTML (HyperText Markup Language),
there is a wealth of information available on the
World Wide Web (WWW) as well as a number of good
HTML reference books in the Campus Bookstore. As a
starting point, you might want to go to the
"University of Toronto Webmasters - Tips/Resources"
CGI scripts can
degrade performance or open security holes at the
server. For this reason, they are not
Form Mail: There is a simple Form Mail
script available for use. Please see this Sample
for the correct path and sample form elements. You will need to
register the email address that you put in the recipient field before
your email form will deliver the data to you. Having this registry
helps to prevent others from using our formmail to send out unsolicited
email (spam) and hackers from getting information about our server.
an Email Address for Form Mail:
Bulletin Board: The Centre for Academic Technology
Teaching Services including Bulletin Board accounts.
Please direct your inquiries to firstname.lastname@example.org.
No, sorry - we do not have a counter script installed. Here's why!
The majority of web sites on the Internet today use
a "mailto:" URL so that visitors to a site may send
comments of questions to the author(s). Please note
that web accounts on www.utoronto.ca DO NOT come
with an email account.
There are two options, however, if a specific email
account is to be associated with your web page:
1. use a personal email account, OR
2. visit Reader Registration at Robarts Library to
get a departmental barcode which can be used to
open a departmental UTORmail email account.
For more details about creating a UTORmail email
account, please visit the UTORmail Mailbox Creation
Form at http://www.mail.utoronto.ca/mboxcreate.html.
Linking Your Site
to the University of Toronto Directory
When your web page is complete and you are ready to
link it to the University of Toronto Directory, please visit,
Your email address will be added to a mailing list
for general announcements about server test times
(i.e. when www.utoronto.ca is unavailable for use).
and Policy Obligations
published as part of the University of Toronto
World Wide Web site (including information
published on UofT servers and pages linked into the
UofT Web) must comply with University policies and
regulations, and with federal and provincial laws
including but not limited to:
The Guideline for
Appropriate Use of Information Technology,
Code of Student
The Ontario Human
The Criminal Code
of Canada, and