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Distributed Computing Consulting |
Sweet Hall, 2nd Floor
Desk Hours: M-F 10 am - 5 pm; Cluster Always Open
Distributed Computing Consulting
- Account Policies and
Information for New Users
- Are you eligible for an account on the Leland System? How do
you get a Leland Account or SUNet ID? What do you absolutely
need to know in order to use your account? Here are the essential
answers to these questions and pointers to some introductory
- Services We Provide
- Sweet Hall Consultants provide
support for the
Leland System, a distributed network of
UNIX computers. We consult with Stanford
University students and employees about account policies, UNIX ,
AFS, the use of software
available on the Leland System, and
remote access procedures.
- Contacting the Consultants
- The Consulting Desk has open hours listed at the top of this
page. During these hours, you are welcome to phone or to come
by (see map) and ask your
questions in person. If the Consulting Desk is closed, the best
means of reaching us is through e-mail. Questions sent to
are automatically posted to the public newsgroup su.computers.consult, where
they are read and answered by DCC Consultants and interested
- Every quarter of the regular school year, DCC offers a series of
introductory classes on UNIX and Internet tools. Here are
descriptions of these classes and the current course schedule.
About the Cluster
- Sweet Hall is the primary UNIX cluster on campus and our machines
are used by the entire Stanford community for classes and unsponsored
research. Here is some information about the cluster and the various
machines in the Leland System.
- Special Features of the
- The Leland System differs from a standard UNIX system in a number
of ways. Some of these differences affect file permissions, e-mail,
command shells, and quota. Here's some information on the
- Remote ACCESS to Stanford
- Helpful information for you and your modem.
- Leland System Software
- This is a non-exhuastive reference of software available on the
Leland System, from the UNIX operating system to the programs which
run on top of it. We also provide some hints on using some of this
software and answer some common questions about mail and AFS and other
- System-Specific Questions
- If you have a question about a system not maintained as part of
the Leland System, we don't necessarily know the answer to your
question. However, over time we have gathered a variety of
information about these systems, so we offer what we do know and hope
that you will find it useful.
- Here is a master index into the information compiled by the DCC
Consultants. If your question isn't answered by any of the
information above, look here.
- Other Campus
- DCC is just one of the groups at Stanford which handles
computer consulting. Here is an overview of computing resources
for the Stanford University community.
- There's a wealth of information out there. This is a selective
list of things we've stumbled across and found interesting.
This information is important but it dates quickly.
- Link to the Leland administrators' website's announcements
section. Leland Systems is responsible for maintaining the Unix
workstations in Sweet Hall and for providing campus computer
infrastructure services such as email, news, the AFS distributed
file system, and the pubsw public software tree.
Dialin and Networking Service Announcements
- Downtime, upgrades, and other changes affecting those who
dialin to Stanford and those who use Stanford's network backbone
(i.e., most of us).
- Consult Web
Announcements (6 Jan 1998)
- Major changes to these web pages.
Mail firstname.lastname@example.org if
you have questions about the Leland system.
if you have comments on our pages.
This Page Last Modified:
8 Oct 1998