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Internet Connectivity Services for Unix System Users

Magazine article Information Today

Internet Connectivity Services for Unix System Users

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Geac Computers, Inc. now offers a new service for users of any Unix system to assist them in establishing access to the Internet through their online systems. For a $500 charge, Geac's Customer Response Center will set up TCP/IP software and the necessary links that will enable libraries to access die Internet, regardless of the library software system or Unix hardware platform used. The Internet Connectivity Service is part of GeoNet, a new line of networking products and services offered by Geac.

The service includes a qualified member of Geac's Customer Response Center (CRC) configuring the library system's TCP/IP interface with the correct IP address, subnet mask, broadcast address, etc.; setting Hostname, Nodename, and Domain Name so that they match the names on the Internet registration form; configuring the route table entries so that the system has access beyond the local subnet for programs such as telnet and e-mail; installing the sendmail configuration; and creating a generic OPAC login to make the system accessible to patrons coming in from die Internet, leading users directly from die login prompt to the main OPAC menu. …

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