Introduction to Computing at SLAC

SLAC 20 Jun 1994

Following are some documents to help you get started using computing at SLAC. The first section treats files at SLAC; the second, pointers to other information at SLAC; and the third, sources of useful information elsewhere.

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.

intro

email-addresses
Electronic addresses de-mystified.
finding-addresses
Suggestions for using network resources to find colleagues' email addresses.
first-aid
Pointers to where to get started finding help on diverse subjects from medical or security through UNIX computing problems. This file is used by SLAC's aid command, which displays pointers for keywords you specify. The data base is focused primarily on UNIX. See man aid for more specifics.

policy

account
Technical issues in creating computer accounts on VM, VMS, and UNIX.
anonymous-telnet
Reasons for disallowing anonymous telnet.
password
Good practice in selecting passwords for computer accounts.
X-terminals.ps
X-Terminal White Paper.
software-copyright
Basic aspects of copyright as it applies to software.
support-levels
Description of the various levels of support provided software and other items.
WDSF
Using the Workstation Data Save Facility (WDSF) for backup and archive.

forms

acctform.ps
"Computer Account Responsibilities" and "SLAC Computer Account Form" for account establishment and changes.
ipadform.ps
"Recommendations for Naming SLAC Network Nodes" and "SLAC Nodename and Address Request Form" for connecting new hosts to the network.

how-to-order

SCSI-drive
Procedure for ordering external SCSI II disk drives.
X-terminal
Procedure for ordering X-terminals.
manual
Hints for ordering computer manuals.
modem
Procedure for ordering 9600 baud modems.

how-to-use

email-routing
Generic email addresses at SLAC and routing them to your preferred computing system.
video-conf-room.ps
Description of the CGB video teleconference capabilities plus sign-up procedures and helpful hints.
slip.html
Description and Installation notes for using SLIP to access the SLAC network from various platforms.

Other Information at SLAC

You may also find the following platform-specific introductions helpful: Macintosh, PC, UNIX...

And the following pages on other topics: Computing Futures, Internet, Local Area Networking, Security....

Press here to go to the SLAC Home Page.

Information Sources Elsewhere

Here're some other sources of useful information. The name on the left is a name the information is known by.

inter-network-guide
The "Inter-Network Mail Guide" on how to send email to and from over 180 different networks around the world.
whois-servers.list
The "List of Internet whois servers" through which you may be able to find the email addresses of colleagues at remote sites.

Winters