Blinkenshell - Free UNIX shell accounts


Blinkenshell - Free UNIX shell accounts

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Username: independence
Description: Providing free Linux shell accounts since 2006. Services include IRC access (irssi, weechat, screen), IM clients (bitlbee, pidgin/finch, mcabber), web hosting, E-mail services (IMAP/SMTP, webmail, alpine), compilers (C, C++, perl, python), network diagnostics (ping, traceroute, whois, dig) and much more. 100 MB quota. IRC access via IPv4 and IPv6 (one connection per IRC network). Bots and bouncers only allowed on paid accounts. #blinkenshell @ irc.blinkenshell.org:6697/SSL
URL: http://blinkenshell.org/wiki/Start
Category: Free Shells
Member Since: 2009-12-14

Average Rating: 3 / 5
Number of Ratings: 1,839
3/5

Reviews


2017-05-09 23:26:18
They've worked hard to build a great community and it shows, fantastic & friendly people. I'm running screen & irssi connected to 6 different networks and 16 channels and everything works swimmingly when I go to update my site or play with whatever script I've been working on. The best free shell out there, hands down.

2017-05-09 23:22:27
Good, stable service. Awesome commmunity in IRC, knowledgeable people.

2016-08-12 03:09:25
it needs phone verification, which really SUCKS.

2014-09-10 19:26:59
Blinkenshell is awesome. Not just some free shell you get after filling out a form. But you need to be a good member of the community. Very awesome.

2014-08-08 21:03:21
5 Step account verification is stupid. Actually you must donate 9~ dollars to use it properly and be activated

2014-07-22 21:52:22
unstable services

2014-04-10 04:31:11
Awesome.

2013-11-01 02:05:16
A Good Free Shells Account.

2012-04-17 19:11:49
Been using continuously for 3+ years, great community & server.

2012-01-04 16:41:56
-Extremely friendly and hilarious community.
-Totally free as in freedom.
-Installation of required packages on request without any drama.
-No malicious ip,activities and irc auditing.
-Extremely awesome development environment.
-and a lot more
I believe this can't get any better in the shell world!
Love you blinkenshell,rock on.


2011-11-22 21:04:53
I've been using BlinkenShell for months now.
Even tough it might seem a lot of work to get in, it is definitely worth it!

Perfect stabilty and uptime.

2011-07-26 18:03:28
Wonderful shell provider! Very friendly and active community on IRC.

2011-06-17 00:50:30
Using blinkenshell from 1 year so far, simply great, friendly and geeky community

2011-06-16 23:19:11
great

2011-06-09 18:04:02
Sign up process is a little kludgey and exasperating, but the owner and supporters are first rate!

2011-06-06 10:20:11
it works great!

2011-05-31 22:36:27
Best free shell provider on the net

2011-05-31 15:20:05
Very good service, helpfull staff and a good irc crew.

2011-05-31 15:18:23
good and stable services and a friendly community

2011-05-29 12:48:28
Great shell, and the guys in the IRC channel are fun too :-) . I've been a user since 2007.

Note that PayPal is _not_ required as stated in some other comments. You can choose between PayPal verification or verification by texting (SMS). I chose verification by texting and it worked without any problems.

2011-05-27 16:09:43
very bad service irc access is blocked

2011-05-27 07:24:41
Nice community and helpful admin. People in #blinkenshell is polite and supportive, I definetively suggest Blinken if you're looking for active community *nix users community.

2011-05-27 01:35:04
all ports blocked

2011-05-27 01:34:22
Bad admins :/

2011-05-27 01:33:15
Very slow server . No irc access

2011-01-17 00:16:01
Bloody awesome! Love the IRC channel, yay!

2010-12-30 00:41:14
Cool people and wonderful admin ;)

2010-08-14 18:58:31
Blinkenshell is a top notch free shell host. They do ask you to verify yourself by a 0,01 payment but that shouldn't be a problem for honest people who want to have a 100mb shell with all these goodies loaded in it.
The best thing about blinkenshell is that there is a great community behind the #blinkenshell. They are open minded people from various countries (and some weird misfits that should not walk arround in public).

I give it 5 stars.
Pieter

2010-08-14 18:47:25
Works well, good uptime, nice admin, cool community and entirely free (as answered before PayPal is just 1 way to verify, I used the SMS method and didn't have to pay 1 cents. Donations are appreciated but not required)

2010-08-14 18:46:27
Awesome shell provider, being member for almost 4 years, you wont find better one!

2010-08-08 11:13:42
@review from 2010-04-07:
Paypal is one way of verification, the other method only requires you to receive an SMS. So yes, this is a free provider.
Blinkenshell also requires you to be "active in the community", but I'm not sure why you think this is "above average activity".

2010-04-07 02:43:37
It could be a very nice provider, but
- 1. They demand above average activity on their IRC channel
- 2. For signing up you need to have at least a VERIFIED PayPal account, because you need to make a symbolic amount of donation (0.01 USD) for them.
(Literally its not a "free" provider.)

(Dear Webmaster, please make a decision to remove this provider from the list - because of the reasons above - or not, if its possible.)

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