This is where the "magic" and "smoke and mirrors" stuff starts ...
You have been provided you with your own Ip-dev account on the server. This account gives you access to the UNIX server through telnet and you can use FTP to transfer files in and out of your account. You have been given your own "username" and password for this account. Your account comes as a "bare bones" version and you will need to customize it a bit. This area is where we store our work in progress, so it can be easily shared among the developers. You might want to think of this account area as a "workshop" or work area.
One of the first things you will need to do is load some basic Ip-dev documents into your account so that you can use them when you are writing FAQ's and HowTo's. You will need to load the file that contains the copyright notice and the files that contain the images of those little arrows that direct you forward and backward through the sections of documents. Here is a list of instructions to follow: Note: In these instructions, do NOT type the quotation marks as part of the command. They are in the instructions to make the commands easier to read.
"cd public_html"and hit enter. Be sure to leave a space between cd and public.
"mkdir howto"and hit enter. This creates a howto directory in your account.
"cd /home/sgml/public_html/lib"and hit enter. Type
"ls"to get a list of the contents of this directory. Copy the files to your howto directory by typing the following commands: (Substitute your username in the appropriate area. Be sure to include the spaces after "cp" and before "/home".)
cp copyright.notice /home/yourusername/public_html/howto (hit enter) cp *.gif /home/yourusername/public_html/howto (hit enter)
The copyright notice is a generic version and you will need to customize it by adding your name and email address. We strongly suggest that you download this into your word-processor and make the appropriate changes there. You can save it as a text file and then it can be easily inserted at the end of all your FAQ's and HowTo's without retyping it each time. Here are the steps you need to follow: Note - Don't type the quotation marks which appear in the instructions below, they are included to "set aside" the exact letters to type.
"ftp"(hit enter). This will start your FTP client.
"open home.bzs.org"(hit enter)
"cd public_html/howto"(hit enter). You are now in your "personal" howto directory.
"ls"(hit enter) you should see a list of the files in your directory.
"copyright.notice"(all lower case letters) (hit enter)
"bye"(hit enter). This will log you off the remote system.
Now, transfer the file back to the server, so you can include it in your web page documents:
"open home.bzs.org"(hit enter)
/"cd public_html/howto"(hit enter). You are now in your "personal" howto directory and can transfer the file from your local machine back to the server.
"copyright.notice"(all lower case letters, be sure to include the period between copyright and notice) (hit enter) The ftp transfer will proceed. You will see a message telling you about the file throughput as it is transferred. When the transfer is complete, you will be returned to the ftp> prompt.
"bye"(hit enter) to log off, or continue working on the remote system.
America Online offers a graphically interfaced FTP client. You can navigate by clicking on icons instead of typing commands. (You will not be able to "read" from other members' directories with this client but it is convenient for getting things in and out of your directory.)
"home.bzs.org"in the box and check the box that says to ask for login name and password. Click on "connect". Use the same username and password that you used to get into the server with telnet.