Web Page Publishing

Tom Kelliher, CS297

Jan. 10, 1997

  1. Quiz.

  2. Your URL and keystone password.

  3. Finish up your two Web pages.

  4. Distribute keystone accounts.

  5. Publish your Web pages.

Your URL and Keystone Password


  1. Locally.

  2. World-Wide.

  3. Your published files are visible to the entire world. Don't forget that.

Your Keystone Password

  1. Break-in attempts.

  2. ``Weakest link.''

  3. Consequences of a compromised account:
    1. Damage to your files.

    2. Crimes committed from your account.

    3. Damage to others' files.

    4. Damage to the system.

Bad choices for passwords:

  1. Any word in any dictionary, or any prefix, suffix, etc. of such a word. Also, any concatenation of two or more such words.

  2. Any personal information. For example: social security number, names of relatives, friends, significant others. Names of pets. Make, model, license plate number of a vehicle. You get the idea.

  3. Any password that someone has suggested to you or that you've seen written down.

  4. Any sequence of adjacent keys on the keyboard. For example, ``Qwerty''.

A good password will:

  1. Contain a mix of upper-case and lower-case letters.

  2. Contain punctuation characters and/or numerals.

  3. Be as long as possible, at least eight characters.

  4. Be easy to remember. Mnemonics assist greatly in this process.

Mnemonic passwords: HtF,tmh!

Concatenated, ``misspelled'' words: Byg;Tyn!


Thomas P. Kelliher
Fri Jan 10 11:04:34 EST 1997
Tom Kelliher