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NOTICE: The service is not currently running. I am looking for a hosting provider to rebuild the YFS Debian server on. My goal is to have it up with existing user accounts migrated by June 1st.  You may still submit an application for the future server, and if you already applied, you need not apply again.  See the News section for details.

Hello there,

If you have arrived here, you are probably looking for a free shell account. Great! I am running a shell server that is free to use. It is a hobby project of mine that I have wanted to do for several years. Please use the 'Contact' page to express interest in obtaining a shell account.

The server is an old laptop running Debian 8 32-bit. It has an Intel Centrino Duo CPU (T2400) running at 1.83GHz, 1.5GB of RAM and a 120GB hard drive. Check server status.

My goal is to help beginners learn to use the shell by providing a place to practice and explore. I am aware that some free shell providers do not accept applications from those who wish to practice and learn the command line. I would like to be different by allowing you to use your shell for learning.

Aside from providing a shell service, I would also like to create a community where users can connect with each other and get help along the way. Other free shell providers make it mandatory to participate in the community by either requiring participation prior to getting an account, or by forcing users to log in to their IRC channel to keep their account active. I don't intend to do this. With my service, participation in the community will be optional and accounts will never expire as long as the service continues to run.