Please Mail Anthony if you'd like to contribute information to this page. or wish to expand it on some aspects of local usage.
Students however should note that while the ITS modems can pass 8 bit characters, they do NOT do so cleanly (please let me know if this has changed). As such when downloading binary files you MUST give the `sz' command the flags `-eb' to escape all the control characters on binary transfers. Simularly you must turn on the same setting at your end when uploading files using `rz'.
See the online manpages sz(1) and rz(1). Also have a look at ZModem Hints and Tips
I am not sure of this but, kermit may work with the staff modems, IF, you buffer its control of the serial connection via a rlogin (with -8 option) network connection on top of your modem login. ;-)
Unlike other multiple-window interfaces such as MacLayers or UW which only provide multiple terminal emulators, term can also be used to open up X client windows, such as xterm, xmail and xmosaic, and other SLIP- and PPP-like features, such as ftp, telnet, news, mail, are also supported by term.
Term has been installed at own end on both kurango and gucis. For more information on local usage and setup please refer to ``Term Modem Multiplexer''.
Term Software can be downloaded from the local linux archives on ftp.dstc.edu.au.
This works directly for most services, telnet, ftp, rlogin, www, gopher, etc.. However network servers can not be run using TIA. For example, you can not run a Xserver on your PC, or other servers like a FTP, or Mail server. Nor can you connect to the PC from any other remote site as the PC does not actually exist on the network.
The big advantage of TIA is that you can be up and running in 20 minitues, for upto 14 days free of charge. After that time you can continue the service by buying a licence (just stored in a `dot' file in your home) for $25 US Dollars (credit cards accepted), with is extremely cheap.
For more information look at the TIA Home Page .