Bibliographical Software -- Your Input Requested
Terminal Servers and NT Home Directories Unavailable Tonight
Accessing UNIX Computers through a Browser
Your SecureCRT Program May Need Reconfiguring before January 2002
DoIT Phasing Out 33.6 Dial-in Lines
SSCC Fall Training Schedule
We are looking into the possibility of purchasing additional personal bibliographical manager software for our WinCenter servers and would like your input on this. (Currently we have Citation.) Specifically, we would like to know which bibliographical software you currently use and what you like and dislike about it. If you don't use this kind of software, would you like to? Which software do you think we should purchase and why? We are currently investigating Procite and Endnote but would like to hear about other software we should consider. Please send your comments to Nancy McDermott.
Just another reminder that beginning at 10:00 this evening we will begin moving NT home directories to a faster, higher capacity disk array (collection of hard drives). This task should complete by 10:00 Saturday morning. During this procedure, your NT home directory (U:\ drive) and Terminal Server access (Wincenter1/Wincenter2/Winstat1/Winstat2) will not be available. The end result will be faster access to your NT home directory and additional storage capacity.
Last month in SSCC News we announced that beginning January 2, 2002, SSCC will be disabling external telnet access to SSCC UNIX computers and that we are replacing telnet with a much more secure protocol called SSH. Since then, we have had inquiries about how to access SSCC UNIX computers from places like Internet cafes which may not have SSH applications and which may not allow local installation of software. The answer is through an SSH application called MindTerm which has the unique advantage of being accessible through a web browser with no installation required on the client side. You'll find MindTerm at SSCC's web pages (http://hal.ssc.wisc.edu/).
Most SSCC users use the SecureCRT program provided with DoIT's WISCWORLD software for connecting to SSCC UNIX computers. What you may not know is that if you have used the defaults when setting up your session connections with SecureCRT, these sessions are NOT using the SSH protocol and will no longer work from outside the Social Sciences Building after January 2002 when external telnet access is disabled. It is very important that you check your installation. We have prepared a publication called Connecting to SSCC Linux Computers Using SSH that will take you through this quick and easy process.
DoIT will be upgrading all their analog 33.6 dial-in lines to digital 56k V.90 service over winter break. If you use the 33.6k modem pool (dial-in phone number 661-0322 or 661-0323), you need to switch to the 56k pool (661-0326) by December 31. More information about this upgrade can be found at DoIT's web site.
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