The purpose of this page is to describe the steps students enrolled in CPS121 or CPS122 must take before using one of the computers in the Macintosh lab (KOSC 118) for lab work. The steps outlined here are the same, regardless of which software tools one actually uses for software development.
To follow these steps, you will need an account on the department file server. Each student enrolled in the class will have an individual account and an individual password on the server. Though your username will be your standard Gordon username (the one you use for email, etc.), your password will not be. (Click here for directions for changing your server password). All of your files will be stored on the server, which means you can access them from anywhere on campus - not just the specific computer you used to create them. Nothing that you create will actually remain on the computer you use - everything should be created and stored on the server. (In fact, whenever the computer is rebooted, anything you have stored on it will automatically be deleted!)
A server account will be set up for you, and the password for your server account will be furnished to you if you are enrolled in CPS121 or CPS122. Note that your server password is an individual password - unique to you, and usable from anywhere on campus where you can access the server.
Before you can access the tools described here, you need to log on to the Macintosh. You login to the computer using your regular Gordon username and password - the same as you use for accessing email, etc.
Once you have logged in, you need to connect to the server.
smb://) and the name of the CS department server
To select a single volume, select it in the drop down, and click "OK". If you need to select more than one volume (e.g. if the lab directions call for mounting both your own volume and the common volume) then you will have to go through process twice - though you won't be asked to authenticate again. There does not seem to be any way to select to mount two shares at once.
VERY IMPORTANT: When you are through with your session in lab, you should logout from the computer. To to this, select Log Out (the last item) from the "Apple" menu at the upper left hand corner of the screen. You will see a confirmation box, asking you if you are sure you want to log out now. Click the Log Out button and you're done! (The volumes you mounted are dismounted when you log out.) Note that if you fail to log out, and leave your Volume on the desktop, someone else can do nasty things to you!