Every man passes his life in the search after friendship. - Emerson

How soft, how snug, how warm, how comfortable- and how bored you are! - Anton Chekhov

We have received many questions about the "how to's" involved with accessing the Friends and Partners information. There are several different methods in which to do this.

We thought we would summarize today these different methods.

  • The best; have a unix workstation, Macintosh, Windows PC (486, ideally), or Amiga computer hooked up to the Internet with its own Internet Protocol address and running a graphic WWW browser software package (such as Netscape, etc.). This is wonderful but sometimes not an option.

  • The second best, is a SLIP or PPP connection to a unix server which assigns you an IP address and thus gives you an Internet connection (although a slow one -- delivered over a modem connection at 9600, 14,400, 28,800, or 33,600 baud). This is definitely possible and is widely being offered at universities and by commercial internet server providers. As in #1 above, this option requires the use of a graphic WWW browser. There are even better connectivity options now in some areas - such as ISDN (up to 128K connections), and cable modems - check with your local Internet service provider to discover your local options).

  • If you have Lynx installed on your local host computer, you can use the 'G'o command with the following URL:

    to connect.

    If you don't have Lynx but you can use telnet from your computer, just telnet to solar.ncsa.uiuc.edu and enter 'friends' (without the quotes) at the login prompt. This will place you on our computer where you will be running our copy of the Lynx software. You must be emulating a VT100 terminal to use this.

    This is not a bad way at all to access the server (the Lynx software is very nice software) but it does not allow you to view graphics and listen to audio in the same way as a graphic WWW browser.

  • If you cannot use any of the above options but you do have email access to the Internet, you can interact with our email <--> WWW gateway to obtain material from the Friends and Partners server.

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We've been working with Jennifer Green since the earliest days of F&P and are big fans of the work she has done with F&P Space. She manages the Web site, an active pair of email listservers, and organizes an annual conference in Russia of space engineers, astronauts and cosmonauts. Jennifer's story of fostering cooperation and exchange is one of the best on F&P!