Dialling in remotely
In order to be able to dial in remotely, you will need to have a
leland user ID and password, i.e. you will first have to open a leland account.
Of course you also need a modem (Fry's Electronics is usually the best
place to buy one around here), and some software. Most people at
Stanford use MacSamson, which can be used both for serial dial-in
sessions, and for telnet sessions when used in conjunction with
MacSLIP. Both MacSLIP and MacSamson are available
free from the Site-Licensed Server (in the Stanford zone of AppleShare).
They come with great documentation files that tell you all about how to
install and use them.
325-1010 will connect you to any of a large number of modems. They
support 9600 bps (V.32) to 56K), and PPP (or MacSLIP + a PPP Script).
The modem software should be set to 8 bits, no parity, one stop bit.
In a serial session, type the name of the host you wish to
connect to (probably turing) when the tip prompt appears.
MacSLIP will let you various things at home, via modem, which normally
require an ethernet connection. For example, you can
For further information, look at the Sweet Hall dialin page and check out
slip, and help mac-slip and information about the
New Modem Pool.
- have multiple telnet sessions to different hosts open at the same time
- use fetch to transfer data to and from your computer at home
- use netscape or another web browser
- use the AppleShare network (for example to access files on the
Mac in your office)
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