A Unix shell or Linux console is a personal account which allows users access to a command prompt on another machine. We mentioned those earlier in our Post about Linux Commands , With these accounts you can login to a remote server and execute commands on it. These accounts are normally accessed via SSH. Historically we used telnet for that but now telnet is fast becoming obsolete due to security concerns. These free shell accounts can be used to practice your Linux / Unix skills as well as making most out of IRC, Email, web hosting etc.
The free Unix shell accounts listed below are all provided by not for profit organizations. The existence of these non-profit organizations is vital for Internet community.So it is not good to bring them down. (you know what I am talking about).
Server & services:
- two T3s lines
- 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, photo galleries, forums and more.
- VPN with IP4 assignment in our Class C.
Services: email, lynx, personal webspace, compile C programs… (quota: 1Mb)
Services: email, ftp, telnet, lynx, personal webspace of 100K
Services: email, pop3, lynx, personal webspace, compile C programs (quota: 500kb)
Services:email,pop3,ssh,irc,ftp,web space (quota: 1Mb)
Services: pop3/web email, webspace, the complete set of UNIX/Gnu tools, quota: 2M
Services: email, pop3, micq, ftp, personal webspace with cgi, ssi, eggdrop (quota: 10Mb)
Server: Linux, FreeBSD, VAX (OpenVMS operating system)
Services: Email, pop3, irc, ftp, eggdrop… cool place on different operating systems!
Services: pop3,pop2,imap,smtp,ftp,irc,mail,mail->SMS,compiliers, NO quota for now..
Server: OpenVMS on VAX/Alpha
Services: IRC usage is allowed but no bots/relays/etc.
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
Clients: mutt, pine, POP3s, IMAP, WebMail, maximum email size (per element): 7 MB
Features: Spamassassin, Razor2, Anti-Virus (drop of infected mails)
Services/Info: No irc, Quota: 6Mb (shared between mail and web)
Services/Info: mail, webspace, perl… (quota 12Mb)
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.
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.
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…
Services/Info: Free Email – 5mb space, 2 processes / 1 IRC-connection, Free Web-Space – 50mb space, PHP & MySQL supports. Compilers, ssh and telnet has been disabled. BNCs are forbidden.
No new accounts are being granted!
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
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…
Services/Info: 5M disk quota as standard (more might be available if you can justify it), webspace (PHP enabled), an email address, crontab access (limited), access to all the standard UNIX command line tools and compilers, IRC access through BitchX…
Server: FreeBSD, Celeron II 700MHz
Services/Info: Access via SSH/SCP, e-mail, MySQL, webspace, PHP, 7 MB quota, IPv6 support, 1 bg, IRC access, NO bots or bouncers
Server: PA-RISC Debian Linux
Services/Info: Few restrictions, instant account additions, see webpage for more details.
Server: Slackware Linux
Services/Info: Offering free shells for IRC access, eggdrop, php, webmail. Runs BitchX and irssi.
Server: Mandrake Linux
Services/Info: webpage, irc, gcc, pico , php , cgi scripts… quota: 10Mb
Services/Info: A large group of free shells providers have joined together on one IRC network and website. That network/site is known as ShellsNet, and is founded on the idea that different shell providers can help each other out in various ways, from sharing information about abusive users to admins helping each other with resolving technical issues…
Services/Info: Polish server. Full featured freebsd accounts suitable for developement, communication, php, unix scripting, etc.
Server: Linux (Fedora Core 2)
Server: OpenBSD 3.6 – Pentium 2 350hz, 128mb ram
Services/Info: 10mb quota for files (mail on seperate computer), webmail, IRC, WWW, FTP, SSH, NO BNC (and other IRC CRAP)
Services/Info: C compiler, perl, free eggdrop hosting, webhosting + php, BitchX, ircII, psybnc, telnet and ssh access, local ircd, and many more free of charge on FreeBSD systems.
Server: Mandrake 10
Services/Info: 5mb disk space quota, Bitchx access, gcc,cc, pico, php, cgi scripts, apache, public ftp, LYNX access, PHP/CGI scripts enabled
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)
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)
Server: Debian Linux
Services/Info: Email: YourUserName@systemshell.net, Website: http://www.systemshell.net/~YourUserName, Disk space is limited. Background processes are limited and can only be programs we have preinstalled on the system.
Services/Info: email/webmail,pop3,ssh,irc,ftp,web space,psybnc,eggdrop,muh,namserver (disk quota: 100mb)
Services/Info: sshd, irc only ipv6, www with php, storing files and learn som basic commands, nameserver, 25mb disk quota, 1bg process allowed and running programs the staff has selected
Services/Info: IRC clients, MySQL database, www, ftp, email, vhosts, quota: 5Mb
Services/Info: based in scotland, UK. Comes with irc access and allowed background processes.
Server: Debian Sarge
Services/Info: Your own homepages under public_html, MySQL + PHP, IRC, JSP, quota 1Gb!
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.
Services/Info:Services: PHP, GCC, perl, ruby, TCL, python, irssi, bitchx, epic, games, more. IRC: yes, eggdrop allowed, no bouncers, Quotas: 25MB /home, 25MB www (more if needed)
Server: 4 servers, debian linux
Services/Info:Services: pre-installed eggdrop, pre-installed psybnc, bunch of linux apps, NO WEBSITE/E-MAIL HOSTING, internal server for hacking and fun :), servers on 1Mbit/256KBit connection, account on one of the 3 user servers… Quota: 10Mb
Server: OpenBSD3.8, 64-bit Sparc architecture
Services/Info:Services: 15MB diskquota, homepage http://www.boinc.ch/~yourname , E-mail address firstname.lastname@example.org , PHP support and many GNU tools and development compilers available. NO background processes (exceptions may apply)..
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.
Server: Debian Sarge
Services/Info: Free Shells; ssh, bitchx, eggdrop, psybnc, bnc, ircII, webhosting, mail, 4bg for account, Quota: 50mb. More info WWW
System: Linux 2.6.12
shell account with unlimited software usage and unlimited bg processes, webspace (catcher.no-ip.org/anything) with php and mysql database, ftp access to Your account, 1 GB disk quota
Server: Fedora Core 5
Services: IRC chatting, compiling, and basic unix usage.
Services: free SSH and SFTP accounts (quota: 10Mb)
Homepage URL: http(s)://univac.gnu-linux.net/~yourname/
Email Address: email@example.com
50 MB Quota on your Personal Directory and Mailbox.
SSH, SCP and SFTP Access
CGI, PHP, SSI, SSL, MySQL (One DB, only at request) and PHPMyAdmin.
WebMail and Community Forum.
Access to mutt, screen, python and a number of other unix commands.
irssi, preconfigured to connect to DilexNET IRC Network.
Server: Linux Debian Sarge
Services: eggdrops, three user psyBNC’s (including yourself) and irssi/bitchx.
Server: Debian GNU/Linux
SSH and SFTP access
2 GB Quota
Webspace ( username.nonlogic.org, PHP (v5), MySQL, wiki )
Development environment: (c, c++, java etc), interpreters (python, perl, lua), code editors (emacs, nano, vim), version control (svn)
Web Based Control Panel
IRC exclusively for donaters ( No Bouncers )
SSH and SFTP access
50 MB Quota ( more space can be requested )
Webhost ( username.blinkenshell.org , PHP (v5) enabled )
Database ( MySQL , 5 MB Quota, optional )
Mail ( firstname.lastname@example.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)
It is a 64bit Ultrasparc Architecture running NetBSD
250MB of disk space
publicly accessible website (http://www.freeshells.ch/~username)
send/receive email (email@example.com)
file transfer via scp, sftp, ftp
shell login via ssh or telnet
no bots, bncs, or bg’s while logged out
Server: Gentoo Linux
Services: 8MB disk space,
MSN, AIM, YIM, and other clients (including ctorrent), Perl, GCC, CLISP, Ruby, and many development tools, Misc. apps and games such as netris,
Limit of 16 simultaneous processes and 3 simultaneous logins per user
Your own webspace at anapnea.net/~username/
No bots, no zombie scripts, no abuse, no rudeness…
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
homepages under public_html
Server: gentoo linux
Services: 200MB space, tools for: icq, irc, c/c++, mail, etc…
Services: quota: 10-100 mb, php, mysql, irc (bitchx/irssi), ekg, wget, screen, ipv6, jabber server, subdomains: *.glupie.info.
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.
Services: Users are supplied with 500MB of storage space. Instant messanging services including MSN, AOL, Yahoo!, Jabber. IRC services like Eggdrop, BNC (bouncers), and proxies. And web hosting with MySQL, and PHP.
Services: Vhosts available. PsyBNC and Eggdrop supported.
Users must login to their web page once per day to maintain their account… (???)
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
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…
Services: ssh, telnet, lynx, BitchX, mail, webspace etc.
Server: Debian Linux
Services: SSH, MySQL database, 1 background process, 10 simultaneously running processes, 25MB bandwidthquota, quota: 10MB
Server: Fedora Linux
Services: 1 bg, IRC, Eggdrop, no BNC`s, mail, web, 15 mb quota
Services: No applications running in the background, webssh, Quota: 500Mb
Service: www, ssh, sftp, bitchx ,eggdrop, psybnc, lynx, wget… no. of processes: maximum 2 only
Services: Shell login via SSH or Telnet, ftp, gcc, c++, mail, web page under public_html, php, perl, python, mysql, screen, BitchX, 100MB quota and more. Request something you don’t see.
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.
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 24 hours period their account will be deleted! (hm, hm!?)
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…
Server: Debian Linux, 8GB RAM, QuadCore CPU, 10Mbit
Services: personal web page (50Mb), personal unix email account, able to compile C programs, background processes, and more..
Services: 1 eggdrop, and 1 client for the freenode.net network, user can run maximum 2 background processes
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.)
Server: FreeBSD 7.0
To create and account users must ssh to shell.kracknet.net on port 22 and login with new:new
Server: Debian, 256 MB of RAM, 250 GB traffic, 20 GB HD and 30 ips, of which 10 availables.
Services: Eggdrop, Energymech, PsyBNC, sBNC, Irssi, BitchX, bash, irc, and more if needed and once discussed with admin.