Saturday, April 11, 2009

Free shells

A shell account is a personal account that gives a user access to a Unix shell on a remote server, usually accessed through SSH (and historically telnet). A shell account can be used for many different purposes because many different programs can be run on the shell. It might be used to try out another operating system, running IRC clients or bots, compile and run source code and scripts, to host websites, to use e-mail services ect...

Free shell providers are very hard to find. When you find one, they often turn out to cost a little anyway or they don't provide you what you are looking for. But just to convince you all out there looking for a free shell, here we go!

Home PageServer & Services 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.) Linux, FreeBSD, VAX (OpenVMS operating system) Services: Email, pop3, irc, ftp, eggdrop... cool place on different operating systems! OpenBSD Services: email, lynx, personal webspace, compile C programs... (quota: 1Mb) ??? Services: email, ftp, telnet, lynx, personal webspace of 100K FreeBSD Services: email, pop3, lynx, personal webspace, compile C programs (quota: 500kb)
Server & services: - two T3s lines ( and - 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 - project - user authored and maintained blogs, photogalleries, forums and more. - VPN with IP4 assignment in our Class C. ??? Services:email,pop3,ssh,irc,ftp,web space (quota: 1Mb) OpenBSD Services: pop3/web email, webspace, the complete set of UNIX/Gnu tools, quota: 2M FreeBSD 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... 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 PA-RISC Debian Linux Services/Info: Few restrictions, instant account additions, see webpage for more details. Slackware Linux Services/Info: Offering free shells for IRC access, eggdrop, php, webmail. Runs BitchX and irssi. Linux Services: email, pop3, micq, ftp, personal webspace with cgi, ssi, eggdrop (quota: 10Mb) Linux Services: pop3,pop2,imap,smtp,ftp,irc,mail,mail->SMS,compiliers, NO quota for now.. OpenVMS on VAX/Alpha Services: IRC usage is allowed but no bots/relays/etc.
Server: Debian GNU/Linux 4.0 Services:, Quota (Web & Home): 100 MB on your personal directory, FTP, SCP, SFTP, CGI, PHP4, SSI, SSL, MySQL (one DB, ask for it), PHPMyAdmin yes eMail: 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) FreeBSD Services/Info: mail, webspace, perl... (quota 12Mb) Linux/RedHat, Linux/Debian, OpenVMS/Alpha, OpenVMS/VAX, Solaris, Ultrix, OpenBSD, FreeBSD, NetBSD, HPUX, AIX Services/Info: 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. OpenBSD Services/Info: 50MB storage space, http access (, ftp access, ssh, telnet, and communication programs such as IRC, AIM, MSN, ICQ, Lily, and email. linux 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... FreeBSD 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! Slackware 10.1 Services/Info: multiple servers, ssh, email, webspace, 200mb, irc, bitchx, eggdrop, mysql, much, much more... IRC support: #aeshells 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... 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... FreeBSD Services/Info: Polish server. Full featured freebsd accounts suitable for developement, communication, php, unix scripting, etc. Linux (Fedora Core 2) Services/Info: ? 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) FreeBSD 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. 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 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!?) Linux/Debian 4.0 Service: Web Mail Access, Home page 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... Slackware 12 Services: 2bg procesess, IRC - psybnc, eggdrop Gentoo Services: SSH access on port 2022, max user processes 15, background processes allowed, reasonable diskspace use (~100MB) / no hard quota, user crontabs/screen (after some time), irc access with irssi/eggdrop ... 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.. 1 eggdrop, and 1 client for the network, user can run maximum 2 background processes Debian 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) 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) Debian Linux Services/Info: Email:, Website:, Disk space is limited. Background processes are limited and can only be programs we have preinstalled on the system. FreeBSD Services/Info: email/webmail,pop3,ssh,irc,ftp,web space,psybnc,eggdrop,muh,namserver (disk quota: 100mb) OpenBSD 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. Debian Sarge Services/Info: Your own homepages under public_html, MySQL + PHP, IRC, JSP, quota 1Gb! ? Services/ 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. OpenBSD 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) 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 OpenBSD3.8, 64-bit Sparc architecture Services/Info:Services: 15MB diskquota, homepage , E-mail address , PHP support and many GNU tools and development compilers available. NO background processes (exceptions may apply).. 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. Debian Sarge Services/Info: Free Shells; ssh, bitchx, eggdrop, psybnc, bnc, ircII, webhosting, mail, 4bg for account, Quota: 50mb. More info WWW Linux 2.6.12 shell account with unlimited software usage and unlimited bg processes, webspace ( with php and mysql database, ftp access to Your account, 1 GB disk quota Fedora Core 5 Services: IRC chatting, compiling, and basic unix usage. free SSH and SFTP accounts (quota: 10Mb) Homepage URL: http(s):// Email Address: 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. Linux Debian Sarge Services: eggdrops, three user psyBNC's (including yourself) and irssi/bitchx. Debian GNU/Linux Services: SSH and SFTP access 2 GB Quota Webspace (, 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 ( , PHP (v5) enabled ) Database ( MySQL , 5 MB Quota, optional ) Mail ( , 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) is a 64bit Ultrasparc Architecture running NetBSD 250MB of disk space publicly accessible website ( send/receive email ( file transfer via scp, sftp, ftp shell login via ssh or telnet IPv6 connectivity no bots, bncs, or bg's while logged out 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 Ubuntu linux Srvices: Web Mail Access, Home page or hosting your own domain name, FTP access, MySQL Database, SSH access... Linux Services: ssh, telnet, lynx, BitchX, mail, webspace etc. Debian Linux Services: SSH, MySQL database, 1 background process, 10 simultaneously running processes, 25MB bandwidthquota, quota: 10MB 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 SFTP access No bots, no zombie scripts, no abuse, no rudeness... FreeBSD 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 apache+php+mysql homepages under public_html gentoo linux Services: 200MB space, tools for: icq, irc, c/c++, mail, etc... 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. 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. FreeBSD Services: Vhosts available. PsyBNC and Eggdrop supported. Users must login to their web page once per day to maintain their account... (???) Fedora Linux Services: 1 bg, IRC, Eggdrop, no BNC`s, mail, web, 15 mb quota Linux Services: No applications running in the background, webssh, Quota: 500Mb FreeBSD Service: www, ssh, sftp, bitchx ,eggdrop, psybnc, lynx, wget... no. of processes: maximum 2 only FreeBSD 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. 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. FreeBSD 7.0 To create and account users must ssh to on port 22 and login with new:new 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. Slackware linux Services: bnc, eggdrop, website, whatever just as long as you specify it when you request the account and its oked you can run it. I do not limit the space but if someone is using way too much space ill ask them to lower the amount of space they are using or ill remove the account. Also third level domain hosting on * and * Debian Services: Web, IRC, BOTS, SQL, PHP, FTP, SSH. OpenBSD. 8 mbit DSL. Services: IRC permitted after a 48 hour validation period (no bots or bouncers though please). Inbound and outbound email with a free address provided. Access to compilers and interpreters and software installed on request. 6mb quota (split across /home, /tmp, mail and web space). Weekly backups of all data including user directories. Fully automated web-based registration. Cooperatively run with foundation members (subscribers) able to vote on system policy. FreeBSD 6.x with AMD Sempron(tm) Processor 3100+ CPU, with 2GB of memory. Services: 100 MB HDD Space, 1 GB Mail Space, Users Web Dirtectory, Irssi, BitchX, lynx, gcc, screen, and much more, going from developement tools to IRC chat, texted base web browsers and editors, storage transfer utilities. FreeBSD 6.1 Services: SSH, Telnet and FTP connections 24/7 in a Unix System, connected to the Internet, 30 MB of Hard Disk space to store your files, programs or whatever you need. A Web Page with address and soon, with your own domain. All the Tools you can find in a Unix System. OpenBSD Services: provides users with shell basic account quota is 10MB, services IRC enabled (irssi,BX,psybnc) very user will get private ipv6 address and permission to use ipv4 on some nets. Other account types are able to use compilers and other good stuff. Debian 2.6.26+grsec+pax, version is etch, memory 512 MB, processor AMD Duron(tm) XP 1500+ , HDD Space 60 GB. Network traffic is 120kb/ps on the global world and 1mb/ps on Bulgaria. Services: IRC-Hosting: irssi, bitchx, bitchx-ssl, eggdrop, psybnc. You have 1 user account, 1 BG process, 10 MB disk quota, Unlimited Network Traffic, Access to any irc networks. Web-Hosting: php5, perl, cgi, mysql. You have 1 user account, 1 MySQL database, 0 BG processes, 50 MB disk quota, Unlimited Network Traffic. Note all users who have shell accout have web space access like, and mail

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