Department of Mathematics FAS Harvard University One Oxford Street Cambridge MA 02138 USA Tel: (617) 495-2171 Fax: (617) 495-5132
FAS Computer Services to Harvard University IT: (617) 495-7777.
Here is some information on how to start building your own website on the Harvard mathematics department server abel:

Assume your email address is "" You set up your website on the unix account on "abel". You get there with "ssh" from any terminal.

If no directory 'www' exists in your home directory, login to your abel Unix account, and create a directory with the command
cd; mkdir www;
Everything in this directory is visible from outside at
To fill content onto your website, open and edit a file 'index.html' in the directory www or move a file there. In order to adjust permissions so that your personal web page is accessible from outside, use the following line on Abel, where "euler" with your login name.
   cd; chmod 700 *; cd ..; chmod 711 euler; cd; chmod -R 755 www;
To get your page linked to the main department website, drop a note to" . The database to redirect your directory to your page.

Simplicity, Clarity, Generality B.W. Kernighan, R. Pike, in "The Practice of Programming".