Department of Engineering

IT Services

Group web pages hosted on www-g.eng.cam.ac.uk


Where research groups have existing sites hosted on central Departmental servers, that service is still maintained. The information below relates only to those existing sites. For all new research group sites, the recommendation is that they use Falcon - for further information, see here.

Editing your group's web pages

From a Windows PC
The normal way of editing group web pages is to connect to the group web directory as a 'network drive' from a Windows PC within the Department. You should connect to:

\\update-www.eng.cam.ac.uk\www-grp

replacing www-grp with the name that you will have been given by webadmin when your site was first set up. Use your Teaching System userid and password.

Once you have connected to the network drive, you can edit or copy pages as you would any other files on your computer. If you have difficulty in connecting to the server, please contact pc-support@eng.cam.ac.uk

From a Macintosh
You can also connect to your group's web space from a Macintosh, using the smb protocol under OSX. From the 'Go' menu, choose 'Connect to server', and enter the following into the Address box:

\\update-www.eng.cam.ac.uk\www-grp

replacing www-grp with the name that you will have been given by webadmin when your site was first set up. Use your Teaching System userid and password.

From the Teaching System
You can upload files to your group's web space from your Teaching System filespace, using the 'smbclient' program, which provides an ftp-like interface. Use the command

smbclient //update-www.eng.cam.ac.uk/www-grp

to connect, replacing www-grp with the name that you will have been given when your site was set up. You will be prompted for your Teaching System password.

From outside the Department
If you wish to update your pages from outside the Department, you will need to transfer the new versions of the pages to your Teaching System filespace using sftp, and then upload them to the web server using smbclient as above.

update-www login/password change

See the update-www login/password if you've had trouble connecting since 14th May, 2014