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General (Miguel Marquina CN/DCI)
I have tried to use the form: http://home.cern.ch/~uco/public/ but then I get the error message:
The file: /afs/cern.ch/user/u/uco/www/public/test.html doesn't exist
file://localhost/afs/cern.ch/user/u/uco/public/test.htmlBut this only works from a UNIX machine. It has been decided on UNIX not to make HOME URLs equivalent to HOME directories, for preserving privacy. Consequently, on UNIX:
About Mail (Miguel Marquina CN/DCI)
For the moment (but look at the article on "How to Inspect and Update your Information in the Computer Centre Database"), there are three ways of changing this address, depending on what kind of accounts you have:
mailfwdcommand with the option
-interactive). After typing
mailfwd -i(from CERNSP or HPPLUS) you will get the menu:
The user has an account on the Mail Server All possibilities of this command are enabled You may want to: 0 - Cancel 1 - Get the status of the forwards 2 - Easily setup your forward using a menu 3 - Add new forward entries (for example new e-mail address) 4 - Delete some forward entries 5 - Reset the forward to empty file(s) 6 - Treats only local forwarding on you local Home directory 7 - Treats only remote forwarding on the Mail ServerYou can first check the status of the forwards by choosing option 1 and you will get something like:
The forward file in <userid> 's Home directory is pointing to: ----------------------------------------------------------- <userid>@mail.cern.ch (This applies to all your AFS accounts) Contacting the mail server biff.cern.ch ... There is no forward file on the Mail Server so mail for this machine is being delivered to <userid> 's central mailboxIf you want to set an automatic forwarding from the mail server to your home institute mailbox, you simply use option 7:
7 - Treats only remote forwarding on the Mail Serverand then the option 2:
2 - Add new forward entries (for example new e-mail address)you will be prompted with:
Enter the entries (usually addresses) you want to add in the forward list: (Enter 'return' to end)You can then enter your mail box address at your home institute.
When you are back at CERN, you wish probably to get back your mail on the mail server; for this, you issue again from CERNSP or HPPLUS the command mailfwd -i with option 7 (Treats only remote forwarding on the Mail Server) and then option 4 to reset the forward to empty file(s).
NICE 95 (Jason Oh CN/DCI)
Note: Do not change the graphics driver in the system icon, unless you know exactly what you are doing.
Starting Mailbox xxxxxx in x secondsappears: click on
cancel, then the normal mailstub will appear, then
uncheck remember my password.
N.B. Having the password set is the recommended NICE procedure.
<ALT-PRT SC>. This will capture the image to the clipboard, then from your desired application, e.g. word, select paste. To capture the whole desktop just press
ftpfrom my UNIX station to my Novell account. I don't seem to be able to this anymore. What is the solution?
ftpshould now be
.login_name.users.cern. (The configuration has changed and it is no longer