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.
- 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.
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.
- Technical issues in creating computer accounts on VM, VMS, and UNIX.
- Reasons for disallowing anonymous telnet.
- 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
- Procedure for ordering external SCSI II disk drives.
- Procedure for ordering X-terminals.
- Hints for ordering computer manuals.
- Procedure for ordering 9600 baud modems.
- Generic email addresses at SLAC and routing them to your preferred computing system.
- Description of the CGB video teleconference capabilities plus
sign-up procedures and helpful hints.
- 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:
And the following pages on other topics:
Local Area Networking,
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.
- The "Inter-Network Mail Guide" on how to send email to and from
over 180 different networks around the world.
- The "List of Internet whois servers" through which you may be able
to find the email addresses of colleagues at remote sites.