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Introduction

This document gives the dialin procedures for NetID-holders who seek remote terminal access to the Yale computer network. 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. For students, the number is 764-9506; for faculty and staff, 764-9507. 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:

atdt7649506 (for students)

atdt7649507 (for faculty and staff)

There are several special cases worth noting. The following examples use the student dialin number, but the same alterations are necessary for the faculty and staff line, too.

atdt49506 (when calling from on-campus, use the last five digits of the phone number)

atdt12037649506 (long distance call to Yale)

atdt*70,7649506 (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 welcome screen from Yale's network.

3. Log in to the terminal server. At this point, you will be asked to give your NetID (Username), and then your Password, to the Yale terminal server. If the information or provide is incorrect, of if for some other reason the terminal server does not accept your NetID and password, then you will see an error message: '% Access denied'. For questions about this, call the User Accounts Office at 432-6627.

4. Tell the terminal server what you want to do. After you have successfully logged in to the terminal server, you must issue an appropriate command to tell the network where you want to go. You can go either to Minerva/Pantheon (that is, Minerva, Mercury, or Morpheus -- which together make up the Minerva/Pantheon system), or to the Multi-Protocol Gateway (MPG). Your email account and general Internet access are available through Minerva/Pantheon. A number of information services -- including YaleInfo, Orbis, library catalogs beyond Yale, and several academic databases -- are available through the MPG. To get to these destinations, type one of these commands at the prompt that says 'Yale-Remote-04>' (don't worry if the number in the prompt is not '04'; other numbers will work fine as well):

minerva (to enter Minerva)

mercury (to enter Mercury)

morpheus (to enter Morpheus)

telnet umpg 26600 (to enter the MPG)

5. Log in to the service you want. If you have entered Minerva/Pantheon, you'll have to type your NetID and password again to log in to your account. If you have entered the MPG, type the name of the service you want to use; the names are listed on the MPG menu.

6. Specify terminal type. If 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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