JIS Home Page Service
This is the Juggling Information Service's home page server. It is
provided as a free service to all jugglers who would like to maintain a
personal home page, but have no other means of doing so. Please do not
abuse this service by creating files here for any other purpose. We
reserve the right to modify or terminate this service at any time, and
to disable any individual account for any reason we feel is
Many thanks go to
Terry Weissman (firstname.lastname@example.org)
for developing the software that implements the Home Page Service.
To use this service, you must first request an account by registering,
using the NEW command described below. You will be given a personal
password and a directory in which you may place your HTML, GIF, and
other associated files that make up your home page. You add or remove
files from your directory by sending E-mail messages to
email@example.com. A quota, currently 100000 bytes, is
maintained for each user's home page directory.
You will need a uuencode program to install binary files, such as GIF
images. It is up to you to learn enough about HTML to structure things
correctly. Some good references are included below.
To use any of the commands that make up this service, send
an E-mail message to firstname.lastname@example.org.
In the body, you may put one or more of the following commands. You
may mix multiple ADD, DECODE, and REMOVE commands within a single
Sends this text.
The PATH command sets your return E-mail address, and if used,
it must be the first command of your message. By default, the
server will attempt to reply to your mail by looking at the
header of the received message, like "reply" does in most
mailers. If you use this command, however, it will instead
send mail to the given address. This command is not remembered
across separate mail requests. You'll need to include it in
every message you send the server, or it will simply reply
normally. For most people, the PATH command is not needed.
You may not have more than one PATH command in a single
Example: PATH email@example.com
NEW Full Name
Registers a new home page account. You should promptly receive
E-mail confirmation that your new account has been created,
giving you your username and password, a directory, and the
address of your new home page. You will also be given a
temporary home page file, named index.html, which you
should replace with your own personalized home page. If you do
not change this file soon, your account may be closed.
Enter your full name on the NEW line, as it should appear in
the list of jugglers with home pages.
The username and the URL of your new home page will be based on
your return E-mail address. You can set this to any address
you like by preceding the NEW command with a PATH command.
Example: NEW Enrico Rastelli
USER username password
Indicates who you are. You must have already received a
legitimate account and password. The commands described below
will not work unless you have first registered, as they require
that you precede them with a legitimate USER command and
password. You may not have more than one USER command in a
Any request using a valid USER command will be confirmed via
return E-mail (to the PATH address if specified), and will
include a listing of the current contents of your directory.
If you just want to see this listing, you may send a USER
command with no further command requests.
Example: USER firstname.lastname@example.org ijuglots
Adds or replaces a text file in your directory. The following
lines are placed in the specified file, up to but not including
a line containing the 5 characters <EOF>.
begin mode file
Adds or replaces a binary or text file in your directory. The
following lines of the message, up to the uuencode generated
end line, are fed to uudecode, and the resulting data is
placed in the specified file. Note that the mode and file
specified in the begin line of the uuencoded data are
begin 644 newfile.html
Removes the named file from your directory.
Example: REMOVE oldfile.html
Closes your account. You may reopen a new account with a
different user name or E-mail address, or move your home page
to your local machine if that becomes possible. You should
save your files first by downloading them with your browser if
you will want them.
References for Learning HTML
Sample Home Page
This shows examples of what you can put in your home page using
any available text formatter. It shows how to create links, include
pictures, and other basic formatting features.
This is what that sample home page looks like when viewed through
If you're on a Unix machine, this is a very handy shell program to
allow you to add and remove files from your home page account even
more easily. Just download it, fill in a few personal items, and
it's ready to use.
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