I.T. Times
Volume 2. No 3 Information Technology News of the University of California, Davis Spring 1994

How to Get Where You Want to Go and How to Do What You Want to Do

How do I get to the information I need? That is the question most of us ask when we logon to our computer. In the Network 21 environment, virtually every computer user on campus will be able to gain network access without a modem. A campus computer account and communication software will, of course, be essential.

Listed below are some networking applications and examples of the kind of software needed to reach them. Detailed information on communication software is available at the IT-CAP. Call 752-2548 or send e-mail to ithelp@ucdavis.edu.

To use E-mail: Desktop-based electronic mail program such as Eudora (Mac), PC Eudora (MS- Windows), or ACORN (DOS), etc. Or, startup of e- mail programs on IT-managed systems, such as Pine (UNIX), mail (UNIX), or VMSMAIL (VMS).

To access Melvyl: Desktop-based communications software such as Clarkson Telnet (DOS) or MACIP (Mac), and access to IT-managed systems or other Internet access (telnet to melvyl.ucop.edu). Or, access through terminals at Library sites.

To access the Campuswide Information System: Desktop-based Gopher client addressing gopher.ucdavis.edu 70 (for port 70). Or, to start up Gopher and connect to the CWIS from IT-managed UNIX systems, simply type:

gopher <return>

To join a local Listserv: First, obtain a current list of the online discussion groups by sending a "lists" command in the body of an e-mail message to listproc@ucdavis.edu. After determining from the list the listserv you wish to join, send the following command to listproc@ucdavis.edu:

subscribe <listserv> <firstname> <lastname>

(Substitute the listserv name and your first and last names.)

To access World Wide Web (W3): Desktop-based W3 client such as NCSA Mosaic addressing hhtp:/ /www.ucdavis.edu 70/homepage.html (to connect to the local W3 server).

To transfer a file: Desktop-based file transfer program such as Fetch (Mac), Clarkson Telnet/FTP (DOS), or Kermit (multiple platforms); or startup of ftp program on IT-managed systems addressing an FTP server. To access the local FTP server from UNIX, type:

ftp ftp.ucdavis.edu

Text files are transferred in text mode. Graphics and word processed files are transferred in binary mode.

Detailed descriptions of specific networking applications appear in the "Quick Tips" disseminated through IT-CAP (1400 Surge II) and other campus outlets.