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Personal webpages

Web pages on www.physics.gla.ac.uk §

Everyone in the school can maintain web pages on the www.physics.gla.ac.uk server (astronomy people have an alternative; see below). These are managed on a Windows share, so in order to get access, you need to mount that share on your desktop.

First, you have to have a folder on that server; contact Ian Anthony or Norman Gray to create that. You will connect to this server using your guphysics (ie, ‘windows’) credentials; see Ian Anthony if you need to remind yourself what your username and password are.

When you are finished, the result will appear on the web at


(where NAME is your guphysics username).

Windows users: mount the network share \\cobweb\personal

Linux users: this is unfortunately slightly fiddly. The notes below are here for reference, but we don't currently recommend that you do this without having a chat with P&A IT first. You will need to mount the share as follows:

% sudo mount -t cifs //cobweb.physics.gla.ac.uk/personal/WNAME \
    /mnt -o rw,username=NAME,uid=UID


When you are finished, unmount the share with sudo umount /mnt (if you mounted this on /mnt as in the example).

OS X users: In the Finder, Go → ‘Connect to Server...’ and enter smb://cobweb.physics.gla.ac.uk/personal/username (or you can use the mount command as above, if you have the inclination). Eject the associated volume when you're finished.

Astronomy: www.astro.gla.ac.uk §

All of the astronomy web pages are automounted on all machines, so you can see yours at /data/www.astro/username. Contact Norman if you don't have a directory here.