There are GNU/Hurd boxes that we're offering shell accounts on. These are generally available for people interested in contributing, and who have already shown some level of involvement in the project. If you simply want to try the Hurd, the easiest way is running it in a virtual machine.
An alternative to online shell access may be using a QEMU image.
|sceen||darnassus||Debian GNU/Hurd||Xeon E5-1620 3.6 GHz, 1.8 GiB||KVM guest on dalaran; public Hurd box; web server|
|sceen||ironforge||Debian GNU/Hurd||Xeon E5-1620 3.6 GHz, 1.8 GiB||KVM guest on dalaran; Debian buildd only, no public access|
|sceen||exodar||Debian GNU/Hurd||Xeon E5-1620 3.6 GHz, 1.8 GiB||KVM guest on dalaran; Debian porterbox, all Debian Developers have access|
|sceen||dalaran||Debian GNU/Linux||Xeon E5-1620 3.6 GHz, 64 GiB ECC||KVM host|
|libav||x86_32-hurd-gcc-4.7||Debian GNU/Hurd||libav instance of the FATE Automated Test Environment|
If you are a Debian Developer, you can log into the exodar machines with your DD account, your public ssh keys are already there. To request a non-DD account on them, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org, with your Alioth account name and a public ssh key.
To request an account on the bddebian or sceen machines, please contact email@example.com (don't forget to include your desired user name and public SSH key). Also use that contact address for requesting support, such as get additional packages installed.
For easy access, you should append your public SSH key(s)
~/.ssh/authorized_keys on the remote machine.
Also, add the following stanza to the
~/.ssh/config file of the machine
you're connecting from.
# Stanza from <http://www.gnu.org/software/hurd/public_hurd_boxen.html>, # 2016-06-13. Host darnassus.sceen.net darnassus HostName darnassus.sceen.net Host *.sceen.net darnassus User [user name]