New User Notice
When a new set of computer accounts has been created, the user will be sent a notice very similar to the one below.
Date: Tue, 06 May 2008 11:42:19 -0400 (EDT)
Subject: Welcome to LEPP!
At the request of supervisor's-name
, I've created the account user-id
on the LEPP VMS, Windows and Unix computer systems.
("Unix" includes all of the LEPP Tru64, Solaris and Linux systems.)
You'll be notified separately of the initial password.
Please change the password immediately.
Passwords must be changed individually on each of the three platforms:
VMS, Windows and Unix.
LEPP accounts and passwords
Although they may have the same names, LEPP computer accounts have
no relationship whatsoever with Cornell's centralized NetIDs or with
computer accounts you might have in any other department at Cornell or
Please read the Web page
for information about how to change passwords for LEPP systems.
The LEPP Unix systems have both interactive and network passwords.
(aka Kerberos interactive principle Kerberos /net principle)
The network password (/net principle) is used by the LEPP Unix mail server
and by restricted pages on the LEPP Web and Wiki servers.
It must be changed (after logging in interactively)
before it can be used the first time. Use the command "knetpw" to change it.
When logging in on a LEPP Windows computer, be sure to select
Log on to: LNSNTCAD
Do not select "this computer." All LEPP Windows computers are part
of the LNSNTCAD domain.
Unfortunately, LEPP can no longer provide local email accounts.
Mail forwardings on the LEPP Mail servers, LNS61 (also known as
"lepp.cornell.edu") and LNSCU5 (also known as "mail.lepp.cornell.edu")
already have been set to forward any email that you receive at LEPP to
To learn how to forward mail from your LEPP mail accounts to
some other address, please read the Web page
Don't forget to use Cornell's WHOIAM service at
to set forwarding for your central Cornell e'mail address
if you have a Cornell NetID.
Laptop computers & PDAs
If you have a laptop computer or PDA you'd like to use on the LEPP network,
please fill out the laptop registration form at
keep important files on the computer that you sit in front of.
Disks tend to fail at the least convenient times. Important files should
be put on an appropriate backed-up file server. For Windows systems,
that normally is the Z: drive, which maps to PC50. For Linux systems,
that normally is your home directory, which maps to SOL105. Most
projects at LEPP also have disk space allocated on the LEPP RAID
fileservers, which might or might not be becked up depending on
what arrangements have been made. Contact your supervisor for details.
People have lost theses because they were on disks that weren't being
backed up. If you have to work on a local disk, be sure to copy your
files frequently to an appropriate file server.
LEPP has to pay by-the-byte for all off-campus network traffic.
Please contact us if you expect to be transferring large amounts
of data (e.g. more than 10 GigaBytes
). Purchasing a disk and
sending it by overnight express actually is cheaper than using
Additional information about computing at LEPP can be read at
Questions or problems
If you have any questions or problems concerning LEPP computing,
please send e'mail to firstname.lastname@example.org
Please do not send e'mail to individual members of the LEPP computer
Welcome to LEPP!
- 19 May 2008