Once you have a PPP connection, with whatever operating system you use, there are several programs that you will use a lot:
ws_ftpor you may use a command line version like the one that comes with Unix and Windows. A nice program on linux is ncftp.
You can use the command line version of ftp by, after connecting to the Internet, starting an MSDOS session on Windows, or a shell prompt in Linux, and typing ftp turing.une.edu.au (or whatever host you want) at the command prompt. You will need to enter your10 username and password for the machine you are connecting to. In the ftp program, there are several useful commands.
Other useful commands are mget and mput to get and put multiple files. prompt to turn prompting on or off. This is useful when you need to get or put a number of files. help will give you a list of commands that you can use in ftp.
You can use your browser to access unit homepages. See section 5.6 for more detail about what is available on the WWW.
Note that if you are on the Internet and you have been issued with a system username and password, you can retrieve files using the FTP feature of your browser. For example, to get to your files on turing, simply enter ftp://firstname.lastname@example.org into your browser's dialog box. username in the above URL is your turing username. You will be asked to enter your turing password.
You can also use this FTP feature of the browser to upload/download files from your turing account. Simply enter ftp://email@example.com into your browser's dialog box. username in the above URL is your turing username. After entering your turing password you can navigate the turing filesystem and download files to your home system. You can also use the on the menu to place a file into your turing account.
For correct operation, your browser will usually have to use what is called a proxy server. If you are using UNE modems, you will need to set the following Netscape11 options in , , , . Select the automatic proxy configuration and enter the following: http://www-cache.une.edu.au:8000/cgi-bin/proxy-config.cgi
If you do not use UNE as your ISP, consult your ISP to find out how your proxy setting should be done.