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CS173 Workshop



Newsgroup setup



Acceptable File Formats



VPN

Thursday, September 6
th
, 5pm
-

2405

Newsgroup Setup

Yuzi

Nakamura (cs173yn@gmail.com)

Step 1: Activate Your Net ID


CS newsgroups are restricted to UIUC
students, faculty, and staff


Go
here:
https
://
webapps.cs.uiuc.edu
/services/newsgroups/


Set your password


Once you do this, you won't need to do it
again


just remember your password so that
you can set newsgroups up on whatever
computer / news client you want

https://agora.cs.uiuc.edu/display/tsg/news.cs.uiuc.edu

Step 2: Get an Email/News Client


Microsoft Outlook / Outlook Express


Comes with Windows


Mozilla Thunderbird


Free download:
http://www.mozilla.com/thunderbird/

https://agora.cs.uiuc.edu/display/tsg/news.cs.uiuc.edu

Step 3: Set up An Account


Open up your news client


Find
account

settings


Typically:
Tools
-
> Accounts / Account Settings


Add

a new account


Select a
news / newsgroup account

https://agora.cs.uiuc.edu/display/tsg/news.cs.uiuc.edu

Step 3.5: Connect to the Server


Enter your name and email address


Enter the
newsgroup server:
news.cs.uiuc.edu


You may need to indicate that the server requires
you to login with a username and password


Use net ID and the password you set previously


Finish up

https://agora.cs.uiuc.edu/display/tsg/news.cs.uiuc.edu

Step 4: Subscribe to Newsgroups


A list of all newsgroups on news.cs.uiuc.edu
should come up, sorted into categories


Select the ones you want (
class

-
>
class.cs
173
,
for one)



Finish up


You can
manage these subscriptions at any
time

https://agora.cs.uiuc.edu/display/tsg/news.cs.uiuc.edu

Acceptable File Formats

Fernanda Mendes (cs173fm@gmail.com)

CS173 Acceptable File Formats



Word (.doc)



Plain text document



PDF

Word(.doc)



Office
2007
saves files automatically as .docx



Save it as .doc by selecting “Word
97
-
2003
Template” as the type

Plain Text Document (.txt)



Unix and Unix
-
like operating systems





vi or Emacs




Microsoft Windows




Notepad or E (text editor)




Apple Macintosh




SimpleText or TextEdit

PDF



Linux OS





Microsoft Windows

-

PrimoPDF

http://www.primopdf.com/




Apple Macintosh

-

Print

-

Save as PDF



VPN

Nikhil
Johri

(cs173nj@gmail.com)

Setting up a VPN Connection

Earlier Versions of Windows


Only for versions of Windows before Vista.


Download the installation package and profiles from
http://www.cites.uiuc.edu/vpn/dl
-
win.html



Create a new temporary folder, such as C:
\
VPNTemp
\

and extract all the profiles and VPN installation files
into it.


Now locate the setup file in this directory and
proceed with the installation, like any other standard
installation.


Earlier Versions of Windows


Once the VPN Client is installed and your computer
has rebooted, start the client from Start
-
> Program
Files
-
> Cisco Systems VPN Client
-
> VPN Client


Click connect to open a popup, where you can type
in your username and password. Remember


you
have to use your AD password, the one you use for
your college email.


Once you click OK, the window will minimize and
you’ll see a closed
-
lock icon in the taskbar. You are
now connected to VPN.


Linux Users


Follow these simple steps to use the Cisco
VPN Client :
http://www.cites.uiuc.edu/vpn/dl
-
nix.html


There are other alternatives (though these
aren’t guaranteed to work):


VPNC


OpenVPN

Other
Operating
Systems


For Windows Vista:
http://www.cites.uiuc.edu/vpn/dl
-
winv.html


For Macs:


Follow these instructions for OS X:
http://www.cites.uiuc.edu/vpn/dl
-
mac.html


Follow these instructions for pre
-
OS X systems:
http://www.cites.uiuc.edu/vpn/netlock
-
install.html