10/03/94 RMIUG Meeting
- Userfest - Connectivity Software Experiences
We have four brave souls that are willing
to stand up and talk about their experiences
with software packages and connecting to
The meeting is Monday, October 3 from
7:00 - 9:00 pm (with optional 6:30 pm start
for informal networking and refreshments).
The meeting will be held at NCAR -- National
Center for Atmospheric Research -- in Boulder,
which is located on the west end of Table
Mesa Drive, up the hill, right under the
Flatirons. Park in the NCAR lot, go in the
main door, and ask the guard to point you
to meeting, which is held in the auditorium.
There is no cost for the meeting. Thanks
to Internet One of Boulder for sponsoring
Consultants and companies are invited
to bring Internet-related product information,
brochures, and business cards which will
be displayed on an information table. There
are email mailing lists set up for this
group. General information can be obtained
by sending an Email to firstname.lastname@example.org
which will generate an auto-reply that tells
you about the group and how to subscribe
to the lists.
I am including a short blurb about each
person and what area he will be covering.
We have not received many "specific" questions
and therefore will pretty much open the
floor after a short, 5-10 Min., presentation
by each of the people listed below.
Thank you to each of the people below.
Randy Holt (email@example.com)
David Eisler, Arvada
CO, firstname.lastname@example.org, Netcruiser
user, software author (Monster Smash, On
Balance, Bottom Line), cardiovascular mechanical
engineer, and mad inventor.
In Dave's own words...
I use Netcom's "Netcruiser" software,
a GUI Windows Internet interface. The program
has problems, but overall I think it's GREAT
because it was so easy to startup and start
Netcruiser includes: Mail, Newsgroups,
FTP, Telnet, Gopher, Finger, Web brouser,
and an image viewer.
Cost: $25 set up( including Netcruiser
software) + $20/ mo. That includes 40 free
peak time hours and UNLIMITED offpeak hours.
Peak hours are 9AM to Midnight. It's a local
call from Denver.
I've tried less expensive services, but
for impatient dummies like me, this is the
the internet abt 6 months ago.. in a wild
gopher search one day, I found RMIUG. I
am currently the PC/Windows Internet support
person for Schuller International at the
Mountain Technical Center. Everything I
know has been either learned by hit and
miss or reading the docs. I have been working
with computers (PC's mostly) since the Apple
In James' own words...
Well, I have used several [windows] shareware
apps for quite some time now.. they are:
Eudora Mail Client, Trumpet Winsock packet
driver 4 win, Trumpet newsreader and mail
client, WS FTP client, Hamptons Gopher,
Mosiac, WS IRC, Telnet, and other random
utilities like host lookup, finger and Ping.
I am the PC/Windows support person (for
Schuller International, MTC Plant site in
Littleton, Co.) concerning the internet
(and other issues as well). We have a Direct
PPP line thru a NetBlazer modem (soon to
upgrade to a unix box & a 56KB line). I
also use the same utilities at home with
a dial-in Slip account at Rocky Mountain
Internet, Inc. (the same service provider
that Schuller uses). I enjoy teaching people
abt the i-net and various capabilities for
other platforms (We use Mac's also, I don't
support them directly but I know how they
work fairly well, just not as intimately
as w/ the windows clients). I would be honored
to be chosen to be on the panel for your
Oct. Meeting.. Windows is very popular,
I doubt that I am your ONLY choice..
PS.. I love OS/2 and am looking at getting
stuff for the internet for it at
David Martin, formely of the Tattered Cover
Bookstore, is a consultant specializing in
C and Database software development. David
has been using Linux both at home and at work
as an alternative to commercial personal UNIX
Dave will talk about his personal experiences
using Linux and dialup IP.
Consultant at Large specializing in Systems
and Network Administration, and Internet Connectivity
issues. During the past eight years he has
worked for firms in such diverse fields as
NY Advertising, German computers, and Colorado
In Danno's own words...
I use a MAC SE with MacPPP to access the
Internet via RMII. The tools I use include
NCSA Telnet/Mosaic, Eudora 1.4 (E-mail),
Fetch (a nice ftp tool), Turb Gopher, MacWWW,
InterNews (nntp reader).
I can describe what's needed to get started,
how much it cost, and my trials & tribulations
getting it up & running. I can also compare
& contrast the various tools I have used.
My talk will center on:
- What's needed & how to get it
- MacTCP, InterSlip, MacPPP
- Adam Engst's Internet Start Kit
- Getting connected
- Configuring login scripts
- The toys
- Turbo Gopher
- home.. I would like to see something
that supports dial-in SLIP..