Getting WAISted - How to get the software!

Dave Kristofferson kristoff at GENBANK.BIO.NET
Fri Aug 30 19:45:36 EST 1991


In response to several queries today here is a sample ftp session with
notes highlighted by *** to show you how to get the stuff for
networked Macs from quake.think.com.  Eliot will post more details
soon when he gets some time.  The following example transfers the
software from quake.think.com to our local Solbourne.  Ideally you
will want to use software such as MacIP to ftp from quake.think.com
directly to your networked Mac.  The procedure is very similar to the
following but it was much easier for me to produce and mail this
example on the Solbourne.  I can't show you the Mac features here.

Hope this gets you pointed in the right direction.  If people have
technical questions about installing/using the software, it's probably
a good idea to raise these on the BIO-SOFTWARE/bionet.software
newsgroup instead of on BIONEWS/bionet.general.
 
				Sincerely,

				Dave Kristofferson
				GenBank Manager

				kristoff at genbank.bio.net

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Script started on Fri Aug 30 17:16:32 1991
/dev/ttyp5: Not owner

*** First FTP to quake.think.com and login as anonymous with password
*** as your username or simply "guest".  All keyboard input is
*** underlined below.

genbank<1>ftp quake.think.com
          -------------------
Connected to quake.think.com.
220 quake.think.com FTP server (SunOS 4.1) ready.
Name (quake.think.com:kristoff): anonymous
                                 ---------
331 Guest login ok, send ident as password.
Password: guest
          -----
230 Guest login ok, access restrictions apply.

*** Use the ls command to display directory contents

ftp> ls
     --

200 PORT command successful.
150 ASCII data connection for /bin/ls (134.172.1.160,1058) (0 bytes).
total 6
drwxrwxrwx  6 999      3             512 Aug  8 02:11 .NextTrash
-rw-rw-rw-  1 999      3             297 Aug 31 00:13 .dir.wmd
drwxrwxr-x  2 999      3             512 Mar 13 00:00 bin
drwxrwsr-x  2 999      3             512 Aug  2 18:21 dev
drwxr-Sr-x  8 999      3             512 Aug 19 18:24 pub
drwxrwsr-x  3 999      3             512 Mar 13 00:06 usr
226 ASCII Transfer complete.

*** software is usually in a directory called "pub" so change to that
*** directory and ls the contents again.

ftp> cd pub
     ------
250 CWD command successful.
ftp> ls
     --
200 PORT command successful.
150 ASCII data connection for /bin/ls (134.172.1.160,1060) (0 bytes).
total 6
drwxrwxrwx  2 14       3             512 Jul 24 00:16 cni
drwxrwxrwx  4 14       3             512 Aug 31 00:09 etext
drwxrwsrwx  2 14       3             512 Aug 19 18:24 incoming
drwxr-xr-x  4 997      3             512 Aug 22 22:07 mids
drwxrwxrwx  2 14       3             512 Aug  6 06:35 oxford-text-archive
drwxrwxrwx  4 14       3             512 Aug 12 23:37 wais
226 ASCII Transfer complete.

*** Obviously we are interested in the wais directory so go there and ls.

ftp> cd wais
     -------
250 CWD command successful.
ftp> ls
     --
200 PORT command successful.
150 ASCII data connection for /bin/ls (134.172.1.160,1061) (0 bytes).
total 4356
-rw-rw-rw-  1 999      31             50 Aug 12 23:37 .places.wmd
-rw-rw-rw-  1 14       10        1070714 Mar 23 01:24 WAIStation-0-61.sit.hqx
-rw-rw-rw-  1 1637     10        1094536 Mar 28 00:37 WAIStation-0-62-Sources.sit.hqx
-rw-rw-rw-  1 1637     10         635225 May 16 03:01 WAIStation-0-62.sit.hqx
-rw-rw-rw-  1 1637     10         635857 Jun 21 21:50 WAIStation-Canned-Demo.sit.hqx
-rw-rw-rw-  1 999      31            623 Aug  6 01:44 WAIStation-README
drwxrwxrwx  2 14       10            512 Aug  9 18:56 doc
-r--r--r--  1 14       10         463981 Jun 13 20:44 wais-8-b1.tar.Z
-rw-rw-r--  1 14       10         487029 Jul 29 06:31 wais-8-b2.tar.Z
drwxrwxrwx  2 14       10           1024 Aug 23 21:30 wais-discussion
226 ASCII Transfer complete.

*** The Mac files have .sit.hqx extensions (Stuffed using Stuffit and
*** BinHexed).  You can use the "get WAIStation-0-62.sit.hqx" command at
*** this point to pull the stuff over and then uncompress/dearchive the
*** software using the above programs to get the software and documents.
*** UNIX fans can retrieve the "tar" files above.  Note that there is also
*** a "doc" directory with other info, so let's quickly look in there
*** before ending the session.

ftp> cd doc
     ------
250 CWD command successful.
ftp> ls
     --
200 PORT command successful.
150 ASCII data connection for /bin/ls (134.172.1.160,1065) (0 bytes).
total 368
-rw-rw-rw-  1 14       10           1124 Jul 23 00:57 Makefile
-rw-rw-rw-  1 14       10           1220 Jul 23 00:57 README
-rw-rw-rw-  1 14       10          10588 Jul 23 00:57 doc-ids.txt
-rw-rw-rw-  1 14       10           1417 Jul 23 00:57 helpful-scripts.txt
-rw-rw-rw-  1 14       10           3234 Aug  2 22:21 overview.txt
-rw-rw-rw-  1 14       10          37911 Jul 23 00:57 protspec.txt
-rw-rw-rw-  1 14       10           4453 Jul 23 00:57 question.txt
-rw-rw-rw-  1 14       10           8317 Jul 23 00:57 source.txt
-rw-rw-rw-  1 14       10          63756 Jul 23 00:57 wais-concepts.txt
-rw-rw-rw-  1 14       10          21140 Jul 23 00:57 wais-corp.txt
-rw-rw-rw-  1 14       10           4700 Jul 23 00:57 wais.el.txt
-rw-rw-rw-  1 14       10           2918 Jul 23 00:57 waisindex.txt
-rw-rw-rw-  1 14       10          31163 Jul 23 00:57 waisprot.txt
-rw-rw-rw-  1 14       10           4849 Jul 23 00:57 waisq.txt
-rw-rw-rw-  1 14       10           1918 Jul 23 00:57 waissearch.txt
-rw-rw-rw-  1 14       10           3201 Jul 23 00:57 waisserver.txt
-rw-rw-rw-  1 14       10          18344 Jul 23 00:57 waistation_users_guide.txt
-rw-rw-rw-  1 14       10           2847 Jul 23 00:57 xwais.txt
-rw-rw-rw-  1 14       10           3767 Jul 23 00:57 xwaisq.txt
-rw-rw-rw-  1 14       10         126644 Aug  9 18:56 z3950-spec.txt
226 ASCII Transfer complete.

*** You can use "get filename" to retrieve any of the above files.
*** Finally we end the ftp session and go back to our own host at genbank.

ftp> bye
     ---
221 Goodbye.
genbank<2>
script done on Fri Aug 30 17:17:15 1991

*** Now I'd have to download the software from the Solbourne to my Mac in
*** this case but I could have used something like MacIP on my Mac to
*** FTP directly from quake.think.com to my Mac and avoid this last
*** step.  Since I usually work on the Solbourne this example was created
*** on that machine.



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