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This document gives the dialin procedures for people without Yale NetIDs who seek remote terminal access to the Yale computer network, using a 9600-baud modem. It does not discuss remote network access -- that is, modem access through Apple Remote Access, PPP, and SLIP.

All users who wish to use Yale's password-only access lines must have a current NetID (Network Identification) on record with the User Accounts Office, located in the Yale Computer Center, 175 Whitney Avenue. If you have questions about NetIDs, please call the User Accounts Office at 432-6627. If you are eligible to receive a NetID and have not yet done so, you must bring a valid Yale ID to the User Accounts Office.

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The Dialin Procedure

Communications Settings

Dialin Procedure

1. Dial. Use your communications software to dial the appropriate number: 432-9542. If you are using a Hayes compatible modem -- and you probably are! -- the full dial command for an off-campus call from within the New Haven area will look like this:


There are several special cases worth noting through examples:

atdt29542 (when calling from on-campus, use the last five digits of the phone number)

atdt12034329542 (long distance call to Yale)

atdt*70,4329542 (disable call waiting)

2. Wait for a connection. If the speaker for your modem is enabled, you should hear a dial tone, then the modem dialing, and finally a high-pitched squeal. This is normal: your modem and Yale's modem are just greeting one another. Soon, you should see the expression 'CONNECT 9600/ARQ' appear on the screen. At this point, you will likely have to press the return bar a couple of times to force Yale's computer to perform its next task.

3. Enter your username. Type in your username when you encounter the 'Enter username>' prompt.

4. Tell the terminal server what you want to do. You will see a prompt that says 'TS-SERV4>'; here, you must type one of the following commands to enter Minerva/Pantheon (the three machines making up the Minerva/Pantheon system are Minerva, Mercury, and Morpheus) or the Multi-Protocol Gateway (MPG):

connect telnet minerva (to go to Minerva)

connect telnet mercury (to go to Mercury)

connect telnet morpheus (to go to Morpheus)

connect telnet umpg dest 26600 (to go to the MPG)

5. Log in. Enter your login name (username) and your password to log in to Minerva/Pantheon. Type the name of the service you want to enter when the MPG menu appears.

6. Specify terminal type. When you are asked to specify the terminal type you are using, enter 'vt100'.

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Load Averages: Reducing the Burden on Minerva/Pantheon

The login screens for all the Minerva/Pantheon computers -- Minerva, Mercury, and Morpheus -- list figures called "load averages" alongside the name of each machine. You should try to log in to the machine with the lowest load average, because this spreads the work Minerva/Pantheon is doing more evenly among the three machines. Doing this is simple: if you are at the login screen for Mercury and notice that the load average for Morpheus is lower, hold down the control key and the letter 'd' simultaneously, and then type the word 'morpheus' when the control-d command sends you back to the terminal-server prompt.

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Logging Off: Quit Commands for Various Services

Please be sure to log out when you're finished with your network session. When you see the 'NO CARRIER' message on your screen, you'll know that your modem has hung up the phone and that you can quit the communications program you're using.

Here are quit commands for some of the more popular network services:

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