apologies for unknowingly rekindling old flame war!
harper at convex.csc.FI
Tue May 11 00:27:59 EST 1993
In <930510154908.2140a024 at JAGUAR.CSC.WSU.EDU> THOMPSON at JAGUAR.CSC.WSU.EDU ("Steve Thompson: VADMS genetics") writes:
>However, the big problem, as Bill points out above, is
>networking! Should every individual who wants to run Entrez be forced
>to buy a CD reader?
No! It is quite simple to give lots of people access to a
Here is my solution. I have a CD reader hooked up to my Indigo.
and the CDROM is mounted on the hard disk of that machine.
The Entrez programme I have on our SGI mainframe, and the directory
on my Indigo is NFS mounted so the mainframe has access to it.
So anyone with a userID on the mainframe has access to the
CD player and the Entrez database that is sitting on my desk.
While I am working away at something else, now and then the lights
on the CDROM are flickering, and I know that someone on the
mainframe is using Entrez. Now that is sharing resources.
Rob "togetherness... there is goodness in it" Harper
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