October 18, 1994 To: All BOREAS Investigators and Staff From: Jeff Newcomer, BOREAS Information Scientist [(301) 286-7858] [firstname.lastname@example.org] Subject: Accessing Data from your BOREAS user account There are now two ways to get at the BOREAS data in its new location: 1) Log onto your USER account on the BOREAS.GSFC.NASA.GOV (IP address 22.214.171.124) system and follow through the menu system provided or 2) Make an FTP connection to your USER account and then set your directory accordingly. If you have any comments about these, please send them to Beth McCowan (email@example.com).
Tony Young (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Beth McCowan (email@example.com). Once you are logged on, you will be placed into a menu with several options (as shown below). BORIS DATA ACCESS AND COMMUNICATIONS MENU SYSTEM Enter one of the following at the prompt HELP Additional information on these commands BORIS FUNCTIONS --------------- BORIS BOREAS Anonymous FTP site BULL Read BOREAS bulletin boards NAME Directory of BOREAS personnel MAIL Send or receive email Other Data Bases ---------------- ANON General Anonymous FTP site FIFE Access FIFE data base CCRS Access Canadian Global Change Data Base SNF Access Superior National Forest Data Sets EXIT Exit BOREAS Comm to DCL '$' prompt LOGF End session and exit BORIS BORISCOMM> Under the BORIS FUNCTIONS is the BORIS option which will connect you to the BOREAS data and software storage area. After selecting the BORIS option, you will be given a menu that looks like the one below. The options here allow you to explore the existing directories, display available files to your screen, and make an FTP connection to your home machine to download files. ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ The following functions are available to search for data and transfer files: TREE Generate the downward directory tree UP Move up one directory level DOWN Move down one directory level DIRS List the subdirectories of this directory FILES List the files in this directory VIEW Type a file to view its contents on screen FTP Run FTP to transfer files to your home machine EXIT Exit this module to main screen ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ Please type a command >: The current directory structure provides areas for each group (e.g., TE) and STAFF data sets along with subsequent sub-directories for each team (e.g., TE06). At this time, not all of the directories contain data since we have not necessarily received data from every group. Our goal is to eventually have a file named 0_README.TXT (the first character is a zero) in all the directories; even the empty ones to give some overview of status information and directory contents. Each of the 0_README.TXT files will have a date as the first record to indicate when it was last changed or updated for your reference. For those directories that reference image or other 'large volume' data sets that cannot be kept on-line, inventory information will be provided for you to call or email in your orders.
View "Making an FTP Connection Part 2".