HELIOS EtherShare 2.6 User manual

1 About the chapters of this manual
In the following, we give a brief summary of every chapter of this manual. These summaries are supposed to help you find the information you are looking for.
Chapter 2 "Using the manual" explains how to read and understand the manual. The chapter gives information about the manual version, the structure of the contents, and the meanings of font and syntax conventions.
Chapter 3 "Introduction" gives background information about networks in general, and about the components that make up EtherShare. For those who are already familiar with the product it explains the new features of the EtherShare version 2.6.
Chapter 4 "Installation" covers all questions that might arise during installation. The chapter contains a list of hardware and software requirements and gives detailed instructions on how to install EtherShare from our CD-ROM. It explains how to add program updates, and how to verify the installation, e.g. by using our "vpoll" utility. Finally, it describes how to uninstall EtherShare, if necessary.
Chapter 5 "EtherShare Admin" thoroughly explains the Macintosh administration program EtherShare Admin. It shows how to configure EtherShare (e.g. users, groups, volumes, printers, and fonts), and how to control print jobs, extension mapping tables, and IP access.
Chapter 6 "HELIOS Mail" gives advice on how to use EtherShare's mail program. It describes how to change the preferences, how to handle incoming mails, how to set up and send new mails, and how to use the program's functions for process automation, such as address book, signature, and vacation message.
Chapter 7 "HELIOS Terminal" describes EtherShare's terminal emulation that can be used on every Macintosh in the EtherShare network.
Chapter 8 "The EtherShare System" describes the AppleTalk protocol stack that forms the core of the EtherShare system.
Chapter 9 "The EtherShare File Server" describes the function, the configuration, and the operation of the file server. It explains how the administrator can configure users, groups, and volumes, create folders, and define access privileges. The chapter also gives advice on how to archive data from the file server on mass storage.
Chapter 10 "The Desktop Server" describes the function and configuration of the Desktop Server, which is invisible to users, but is responsible for storing icon and application data, and for managing file and directory ID's for network volumes.
Chapter 11 "The Print Server" lists and describes all Print Server and interface programs that belong to the EtherShare installation. The chapter explains the "papsrv" and printer interface parameters that can be set in the main configuration file "atalk.conf", and describes how to configure printers manually.
Chapter 12 "Text-to-PostScript Converter" describes the conversion of "flat" ASCII text files to PostScript print jobs with the help of the "pstext" program.
Chapter 13 "The Administration Server" describes the "admsrv" program on the server. The chapter lists all "admsrv" parameters that are recognized in the main configuration file "atalk.conf", and explains how the Administration Server co-operates with the UNIX Yellow Pages system.
Chapter 14 "The Mail Server" describes the "mailsrv" program that implements mail server functions on the server and manages the communication with HELIOS Mail on a Macintosh. The chapter lists all "mailsrv" parameters that are recognized in the main configuration file "atalk.conf".
Chapter 15 "The Terminal Server" describes the "termsrv" program that implements terminal server functions on the server and manages the communication with HELIOS Terminal on a Macintosh. The chapter lists all "termsrv" parameters that are recognized in the main configuration file "atalk.conf".
Chapter 16 "The Time Server" explains how to synchronize the time on a Macintosh client with the time on the EtherShare server.
Chapter 17 "Technical support" gives information about the HELIOS key and update system. Furthermore, it gives advice on how to set up a complete error description when requesting technical support. Last but not least, the chapter explains the meanings of the error messages you may receive when using HELIOS EtherShare.
Appendix A 1: "Sample configurations" shows examples of some major configuration files, such as "atalk.conf", "printcap", "afppasswd", and "afpvolumes".
Appendix A 2: "Files in the EtherShare directory" lists the directories that belong to an EtherShare installation.
Appendix A 3: "Configuring EtherShare as an AppleTalk network router" provides technical information on EtherShare's network auto-configure option and also explains manual configuration of the network connection. For that purpose, the HELIOS "netconf" utility is described.
Appendix A 4: "EtherShare utility programs" describes the "logrotate" utility and the HELIOS LanTest.
Appendix A 5: "Standard UNIX utility programs" gives information about UNIX tools that can help you with network diagnostics and EtherShare configuration, namely "hostname", "uname", "arp", "ifconfig".
Appendix A 6: "Data backup with "dump" and "restore"" shows an example of how to backup and restore an entire partition of a hard disk.
Appendix A 7: "Technical notes" contains a number of technical information that are meant for experienced UNIX users only.
Appendix A 8: "IP configuration - Reference Part" gives background information about IP addresses, "firewalls", and the settings we recommend for the "AppleShare Client Setup".
Appendix A 9: "The Desktop utilities" describes the "dt" utilities, which mimic the functionality of some major UNIX commands for handling files, while maintaining the integrity of the desktop database.
Appendix A 10: "Macintosh and Windows characters"
Appendix A 11: "Glossary" briefly explains some terms of the network terminology.

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