Point to Point Protocol and Serial Line Internet Protocol are ways in
which your home computer can connect itself to the internet through a
modem and EngSoc. This feature has become less and less popular as
Internet connections have become more common. We haven't supported PPP
in a while, so it may not work.
We don't really support SLIP anymore. You should do PPP instead.
Check back later on PPP help. We don't really do that anymore either but will
if someone asks really nicely. If you don't have an Internet
connection, you could try Freenet (www.ncf.ca).
You must mean from an Xterm connected to EngSoc? There's a button for Mozilla
on there somewhere. It's probably near the bottom of the screen.
If you want to use a browser from the command line, or shell, then you want to
use lynx. Just type in lynx and hit enter. links
is an alternative to lynx that some people prefer.
EngSoc's servers are:
- DNS: 126.96.36.199
Secondary DNS: 188.8.131.52
- POP: mail.engsoc.org
- SMTP: mail.engsoc.org
- NNTP: news-server.carleton.ca
- Proxy: http-proxy.carleton.ca Port 8080
This proxy also handles FTP, etc. It has a big cache.
- IMAP directory: Mail or mail.
The following describes what you used to be able to do when the Internet
wasn't full of malicious crackers. We had to turn this off, but it's still
possible if you setup a VPN. Should you want to do this, e-mail ett.
SMB is a protocol that Windows uses to share resources such as files and
printers over a network. You can map your EngSoc home directory to a
directory on your machine at home using SMB (so it looks just like another
hard drive) in Windows Explorer as follows:
- Go to Tools->Map Network Drive
- In the "Path" dialog, enter \\engsoc.carleton.ca\username (where
"username" is your EngSoc login)
- Type your EngSoc password when prompted
[This setup also requires that Client for Microsoft Networks, etc. be
installed in the network options. It may also be necessary to fiddle with
the LMHOSTS file or network configuration. A lot of this should be
enabled by default. Explicitly specifying engsoc.carleton.ca as your
domain should let you browse the server in Network Neighborhood.]
Under Linux ensure you have SMBFS installed as a module, or compiled into
your kernel and the samba package installed. Then, do:
/usr/sbin/smbmount //engsoc/username /mountpoint -I 184.108.40.206 -c \
Where 'username' is your EngSoc login, and /mountpoint is where you want
your home diretory mounted.
The usual places. Open source stuff is available at freshmeat.net. We carry
a few things on our anonymous FTP server too. It's at ftp.engsoc.org
EngSoc users may also browse the filesystem by SSHing to ftp.engsoc.org. The
FTP tree is in /var/ftp.