How to join the system
Tilde Black's registration is a bit different from what you may have encountered in other public access Unix systems.
Sending a request
Send an email to this system's admin user with an SSH public
key that you will use for authentication. The newer
Ed25519 keys are recommended, but any valid ssh
key is acceptable. Some users enjoy using GPG keys for
authentication using the
Receiving your invitation
Once your public key has been received, the administrator will assign 10 random user accounts to your control. You will receive an email response with the list of user accounts you can now log into using your key.
Tilde Black has 10490 user accounts available, generated from 4 and 5 letter word lists. By assigning you 10 random selections from already-created users we hide your user creation date from others on the system and provide you a means of anonymity to other users. You may use any or all of these user accounts. They are all fully-featured.
It is recommended that users connect to ssh over tor to hide their
IP address from other users on the system. [instructions to
follow] Once logged in, each of your 10 user accounts will have an
email waiting that includes that account's password. Please change
the password when you first log in by using the
This password is not used for login authentication, but will be
necessary for some operations like changing your shell (
Tilde Black does not run its sshd service on port 22, but rather
on port 2222. To connect, use the
-p 2222 switch like so:
ssh <username>@tilde.black -p 2222 # or ssh <username>@black6kfjetfuzaeozz7fs53whh7xtd4e27telrf5fg5kgdt5ah5plad.onion -p 2222
More information about ssh over tor.
Your users have a
~/public_gemini folder available. By creating a root
.gemini file in their respective
folder you will enable your gopher hole, website, or Gemini space
for that user. Your user will also appear on the user-lists for
gopher, web, or Gemini within the next 12 hours.