EEGOD's Frequently Ask Questions

  1. How Do I telnet into EEGOD?
  2. What is FTP?
  3. How Do I FTP into EEGOD?
  4. Does EEGOD support Resuming?
  5. Where did all my directory links go?
  6. May I upload MP3 files? Are there any rules?
  7. I can play a .AVI file but I only get sound. Microsoft trys to download A codec but fails.
  8. What is a .zip file?
  9. What is a .bin file?
  10. What is an .iso file?
  11. How do I use a .bin file?
  12. How do I convert a .bin to a .iso file?
  13. Why do I see one large .iso or .bin file on my burned cd instead of files and directories?
  14. How do I create a web page on EEGOD?
  15. How do I use CGI on EEGOD?
  16. How do I add a hit counter to my web page on EEGOD?
  17. How do I check my email on EEGOD?
  18. What can I do about spam?
  19. I downloaded something from EEGOD but can't figure out how to use it?
How Do I telnet into EEGOD?

I closed the default telnet port for security reasons. You need to use a secure shell telnet client. Linux has SSH from the command line. Windows users can use Putty Telnet client. Just select ssh as the protocol and as the hostname. You will need to accept the security key from the first time you use it. Just click "ok".

What is FTP?

The File Transfer Protocol (FTP) is the most popular protocol for obtaining files over the Internet. Even though downloads are initiated from an http link, the actual file transfer is done with the ftp protocol. Most, if not all, browsers can do both http and ftp file transfer, and switch protocol based upon the final download site's protocol. That said, some browsers may not allow you to resume an interrupted download. Being able to resume a download is a huge time saver. If whatever downloader you use cannot do this, I encourage you to Get an ftp program that will, and use it. ( look in apps FTP directory )

How Do I FTP into EEGOD?

FTP stands for File Transfer Protocol. This is the preferred method for downloading files off of the Internet. FTP allows for resuming broken downloads and queuing downloads to start whenever you like. Get yourself an FTP client like "Cute FTP". Look in the apps directory under FTP. To FTP into eegod, use hostname "" port 23. Consult the Cute FTP help section for assistance with using it.

Does EEGOD support Resuming?


Where did all my directory links go?

All of the Underground directories (mp3s, apps, movies, uploads, etc.) that used to reside in your home directory have been placed in a single directory called ftp, which is in your home directory.

May I upload MP3 files? Are there any rules?

Yes! You may use EEGOD to store personal copies of mp3 format music, for "archival" purposes. Please learn the suggested format and location before you do, though.
The only place on EEGOD that you will have "write" privileges is in the uploads directory. This directory is in the ftp directory in your home directory on EEGOD. Try not to place mp3 files directly in the upload area, but instead make a new directory and load the files there. Don't be shy about making a directory in uploads named FromMe, if you want the rest of the community to know of your contribution. Feel equally free to leave an anonymous deposit. In either case, note that if your files are to become part of the EEGOD MP3 database, they must conform to the site rules for naming.

The rules are as follows:
* Indicate the genre of the music. The easist way to do this is to place the music in a new directory that is named after one of the genres already on EEGOD. For instance, Gordon might upload Aerosmith's Get a Grip album into the path $HOME/ftp/uploads/FromGordon/Rock/Aerosmith/Get_a_Grip.
* If you have an entire album to upload, place all of those mp3s in their own folder. The folder should have the same name as the album. Notice Gordon's path above...
* If you don't have an entire album, at least try to lump them into genre folders, putting the rock into a folder named rock, the punk rock music into a folder named punk, etc.
* The names of the mp3 files themselves are even more important than where you upload them. The name of each mp3 file should have this syntax: Artist Name - Song Title.mp3 Try to use the same artist name as others have already used on the site; use Johnny Cash and not J.Cash for instance. Notice that there is no indication in the filename as to its location in the original playing order. Apparently this is a bone of contention among some of you. This is easily remedied, however, simply upload a playlist (m3u file) into the album directory along with the mp3s. The name of the playlist should be Artist Name - Album Name.m3u A quick look at the mp3s already in the database will give you a better idea of the expected (well, required, actually) name format.

An MP3 file naming tool is available here.

I can play a .AVI file but I only get sound. Microsoft trys to download A codec but fails.

Some AVI files are encoded in a non microsoft supported format. The encoders are DIVX format. Tons of help is available on the web about DIVX. All you really need to know is that you need to install a DIVX/AVI codec. There are 3 codecs in the movies directory. You may not need to install all three codecs. If you successfully installed one, try playing the video you wanted to watch. If it still doesn't work, try installing the next one.

What is a .zip file?

Zip files are "archives" used for distributing and storing files. Zip files contain one or more files. Usually the files "archived" in a Zip are compressed to save space. Zip files make it easy to group files and make transporting and copying these files faster. Look in the apps directory under compression.

What is a .bin file?

BIN files are binary images of a CDROM. BIN files preserves the exact layout of the original discs including all subcode information. (like the kind of subcodes used in copy protection ;) ) BIN files are used by CDRWIN CDR Mastering Software by They are like ISO files used by Roxio and other popular CDR packages. BIN files can only be burned to disk by CDRWIN. They can, however, be converted to an ISO image to be burned by other packages with an additional program(more on this below).

What is a .iso file?

A .iso is a file containing a cdrom disk image of some software distribution. This cdrom disk image is a copy of the original cdrom. Think of it as the equivalent of a screen capture, but instead of capturing the information on a screen, this image captures all of the information on a particular cdrom. When burned as a disk image, the .iso file is turned into a duplicate cd of the original cd. If burned as a file, instead of a disk image, the cd becomes a copy of the downloaded .iso file, and not a cd with accessible files and directories.

How do I use a bin file?

To use a .bin file, You need to get CDR Mastering Software CDRWIN by (see apps CDR directory). There is a .bin file and a .cue file for every CD image. You may need to alter the path in the .cue file to the directory you have them in before trying to burn the .bin to a CD. Follow the help file directions provided by CDRWIN.

How do I convert a .bin to a .iso file

If you find that you would rather try converting the .bin to a .iso to be burned using Roxio or some other CDR package, you will need to get WINISO (see apps CDR directory).
Once you have installed winiso, you will need to convert the .bin. It is really easy.

  1. Select the "Convert" menu option
  2. select BIN to ISO...
  3. provide the path to the bin file you wish to convert
  4. provide a path and name for the resulting .iso file.
  5. then press "Convert"
At this point you can burn the .iso to CD using Roxio or most other CDR software.
Why do I see one large .iso or .bin file on my burned cd instead of files and directories?

This happens when you copy the downloaded .iso file to a cd instead of burning it as a disk image. Some software will automatically recognize a .iso file and burn it correctly. Some software requires a specific menu selection such as 'Create CD From Disc Image', 'Burn Image', or something similar.

How do I create a web page on EEGOD?

To create a web page on EEGOD, Create a directory in your user directory called "www". Create a main web page named "index.html". Access your page "HTTP://". If you ask me, I'll make the directory for you. You should use telnet to login and make the directory. To do this:

  1. login via secure telnet
  2. type "mkdir www"
  3. type "chmod 755" to set the permissions on the directory
  4. logout of telnet session - type "exit"
  5. FTP into eegod
  6. upload your index.html file
  7. view the page (
How do I use CGI on EEGOD?

CGI is not enabled by default for a users web directory. If you would like to add cgi capabilities to your personal web directory, just email me and I will add it for you.
All cgi programs on EEGOD work out of the main cgi directory. Only I can add new ones. If you have a script you would like to use, email me and I will coincider adding it to the system. I am not trying to be a jerk, cgi files are a high security risk.

How do I add a hit counter to my web page on EEGOD?

Just add "<!--#exec cgi="/cgi-bin/textcounter/"-->" to the page you want to count. The page must be named something.ssi in other words the file extension needs to be .ssi instead of .html. Also, cgi must be enabled for your directory (see above).

How do I check my email on EEGOD?

There are a few ways to check your email on EEGOD. By the way, everyone that has an account on EEGOD has an email account.
The First way to check your mail is via the Web based email client on the left of the main page. You can check your mail or send a new message from any web browser no matter where you are.
Second, You can use a POP3 client like Outlook by setting the incoming mail POP3 server to "" and your outgoing SMTP server to your ISPs outgoing mail server. If you want to use EEGOD as your outgoing SMTP server, You will need to tell me your ISP so I can enable forwarding from that address range. Forwarding is a major contributor to SPAM. I would rather not open up anymore resources to spammers. So, please use you ISP for outgoing mail if you can. It will not affect you getting your mail from EEGOD.

What can I do about spam?

Spam is that annoying junk mail that everyone enevitibly gets in their email. The web-based email client available on EEGOD has some very effective spam filters. It is very easy to use the filters to keep out virtually all of the spam you are now getting.
There are two ways to block spam. One is to block the email address of the spammer. The other is to block all email that comes from a particular SMTP relay. You initiate the filter from the "read email" screen of the EEGOD web-based email client. This means that you must open the dumb email message before you can block it. After you have opened the message, and determined that it is indeed spam, then you may create a filter to keep from getting more spam from the same source. At the top of the Message Display screen, the word "From:" appears in bold letters. It is followed by the email address of the "spammer". There will be three icons following the email address, a little head with a green check mark, a little head with a red X, and a computer terminal with a red X.
Clicking on the head with the red X will keep you from ever getting another email from that address. Which is very cool if it really is the address of the spammer. If most of your spam have the same address in the "From:" line, then this is the best choice.
Many spammers "spoof" the "From:" address, and give a different email address in each piece of crap they send out, to defeat filters like the one described above. This is where the little computer terminal with the red X comes in. Clicking this will prevent you from getting any mail from the SMTP relay that sent you the spam. This is much more far-ranging than the first option. NO mail from the relay will ever be sent to you again. Care should be taken in choosing this option.
If you let your cursor hover over the icons, a little box will appear, telling you what will be blocked. If the spammer's email address is, and the SMTP relay is something that ends in, then you probably don't want to block the relay. But if the SMTP relay ends in, then blocking that relay would be the best choice.
The filters work very well, and if used appropriately, they will not filter the emails you want to get. Keep in mind that no amount of filtering will prevent all spam.

I downloaded something from EEGOD but can't figure out how to use it?


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