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 * A storm is coming over Sweden this weekend, and because the server is currently not in a dedicated datacenter there might be a loss of power. There is a UPS connected to the server, but that might not be enough. So maybe some downtime this weekend. Sorry but I can do nothing about it :(  * Everything is working fine, we are accepting new registrations.

Welcome to Blinkenshell!

This is a free shell account service. I provide shell access to my server for free if you can prove yourself as a worthy user of the service.

The service is intended to create a community with users who are curious and likes to learn new stuff about computers in general. This is a great place to be if you are looking for somewhere to learn about ["UNIX"], learn about programming/scripting or if you just want to use ["IRC"].

The server is located in my basement and is not intended for any commercial use. It doesn't cost anything to use and does not provide any guaranteed uptime, availability, quality of service or any warranty.

This website is based on MoinMoin wiki. You can edit the contents of the pages by clicking on "Log in" on the top of the page and then signing up for an account. By creating an account on this webpage you are Not automatically registered for the shell service. Read ["Info/Signup"] for signup instructions for the shell service.

We are now affilated with Shellsnet! http://www.shellsnet.org/

Current events

  • Everything is working fine, we are accepting new registrations.


  • ["SSH"] and SFTP access
  • 10 MB Quota ( more space can be requested )
  • Webhost ( username.blinkenshell.org , ["PHP"] (v5) enabled )
  • Database ( MySQL , 5 MB Quota, optional )
  • Mail ( username@blinkenshell.org , optional )

  • IRC access via screen and irssi/BitchX ( No bots, no eggdrops: ["Bots"]. No bouncers. )
  • ICQ, AIM, Yahoo, MSN access via CenterICQ. Jabber access.
  • Development environment: compilers (c, c++, java etc), interpreters (python, perl, php), code editors (emacs, nano, vim), utilities (subversion, cvs)

Installed programs

  • GNU Screen
  • GNU Emacs
  • Irssi
  • Vim
  • BitchX
  • ELinks
  • Python
  • SBCL (Lisp)
  • And more

Server info

  • CPU: 2.2 GHz
  • RAM: 1024 MB DDR
  • HDD: 3 x 80 GB, RAID 5
  • Connection: 8 Mbit/s down, 1 Mbit/s up (ADSL, Static IP, Reverse DNS)
  • OS: GNU/Linux
  • Location: Linkoping, Sweden

More info

  • ["Info/Signup"] - Instructions on how to apply for an account.
  • ["Info/Rules"] - Rules.
  • ["FAQ"] - Frequently asked questions.
  • ["Users"] - Users with existing accounts and users applying for new accounts.
  • ["Webpage"] - Information about this webpage. What it's for and how to use it.
  • ["Links"] - Some external links.
  • TitleIndex - Index of all the pages on this site.


You can reach me here:

  • IRC channel #blinkenshell @ irc.shellsnet.org
  • Email at: independence at blinkenlights.se