Introduction to Computing at SLAC
SLAC 18 Nov 1993
Following are some documents to help you get started using
computing at SLAC.
The first section treats files at SLAC; the second, sources of useful
Files at SLAC
The name on the left is the file name at SLAC,
which is in the /usr/local/doc subdirectory indicated by the
section title, e.g., intro.
This page will change as we continue reorganizing
/usr/local/doc space. Some file names will change.
- Electronic addresses de-mystified.
- Suggestions for using network resources to find colleagues' email addresses.
- Pointers to where to get started finding help on diverse subjects
from medical or security through UNIX computing problems.
- Technical issues in creating computer accounts on VM, VMS, and UNIX.
- Good practice in selecting passwords for computer accounts.
- X-Terminal White Paper.
- Basic aspects of copyright as it applies to software.
- Description of the various levels of support provided software
and other items.
- Using the Workstation Data Save Facility (WDSF) for backup and archive.
- "Computer Account Responsibilities" and "SLAC Computer Account
Form" for account establishment and changes.
- "Recommendations for Naming SLAC Network Nodes" and
"SLAC Nodename and Address Request Form" for connecting new hosts to the
- Hints for ordering computer manuals.
- Procedure for ordering 9600 baud modems.
- Procedure for ordering X-terminals.
- Generic email addresses at SLAC and routing them to your preferred computing system.
You may also find the following platform-specific introductions helpful:
And the following pages on other topics:
Information Sources Elsewhere
Here're some other sources of useful information.
The name on the left is a name the information is known by.
- The "Inter-Network Mail Guide" on how to send email to and from
over 180 different networks around the world.