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You can print to a non-Athena printer by using the nc command instead of the usual lpr. To print a postscript file to Juntonian type:
athena% nc bemix.mit.edu 9100 < fileToPrint.ps
To print to Manifold, type
athena% nc bemix.mit.edu 9200 < fileToPrint.ps

Revision as of 00:38, 10 November 2007

Connecting to Slugnet

Before attempting to connect to Slugnet, you must disconnect yourself from the MIT network.

In the Walcott lounge, you can connect to Slugnet though the orange network cable in the spool or over wireless. There is also a 24 port switch in the control panel rack. This may be used but it is only 10 megabit. In the Goodale lounge, there is a 24 port switch in the Bemix rack and a white network cable by the Barco.

Set your computer to use DHCP. It is likely that your computer already uses DHCP, in which case you don't need to do anything.


We maintain two printer on 4E: Juntonian and Manifold. Juntonian is located in the Walcott lounge rack and Manifold is in the Goodale rack. Both are HP Laserjet 2100s shared with HP Jetdirect cards. They can be accessed from the MIT network by following the directions below. If you want to print to Manifold, simply replace the port 9100 with port 9200.

Location Internal name External name
Walcott lounge juntonian.bemix:9100 bemix.org:9100
Goodale lounge manifold.bemix:9100 bemix.org:9200



Click the system menu. Select Administration then printing. Double click on Add Printer then fill out the dialog boxes as shown below.


If you are on the internal network, replace "bemix.mit.edu" with "juntonian.bemix"




Go to Print & Fax under System Preferences and add a new printer. The dialog should be filled out as shown below.


If you are on the MIT network, replace "juntonian.bemix" with "bemix.mit.edu"


Open the Add Printer Wizard and select "Local Printer":


Next choose to create a new port of type "Standard TCP/IP Port"


A new window should pop up, hit next and enter bemix.mit.edu as the printer name. If you are not on the MIT network replace bemix.mit.edu with juntonian.bemix.


There should be a slight delay as Windows tries to autodetect the settings but fails. It will ask you to select the type of Device. Choose "Hewlett Packard Jet Direct"


There will be another delay as Windows creates the port. Hit finish to close the window. Next the Wizard will ask you to select the printer driver. Select "HP LaserJet 2100".


It should ask you what you want to name the printer, call it something useful like "Cocoa Lounge" or something.


My-junt stores the music for bemix. There are two samba shares on the internal network, music and uploads. Music is the central music repository. Uploads is where you put music you want to make availible to bemix. Follow the directions below to use my-junt.bemix. The username is bemix and the password is the top work on the pipe in the corner of the Walcott lounge.


Create the directories /mnt/my-junt/music and /mnt/my-junt/uploads. As root, enter these two commands

mount -t smbfs //my-junt.bemix/music /mnt/my-junt/music -o username=bemix,password=[the password]
mount -t smbfs //my-junt.bemix/uploads /mnt/my-junt/uploads -o username=bemix,password=[the password]


Go to Finder and click Connect to Server in the Go menu. For the server address enter smb://my-junt.bemix;bemix@my-junt/music. Repeat the process with smb://my-junt.bemix;bemix@my-junt/uploads.


Open any folder and type \\my-junt.bemix\music in the address bar. Open another folder and type \\my-junt.bemix\uploads.

Note: we have had some trouble connecting to my-junt on a windows computer.

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