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Your Guide to Getting Started on SoC Network
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SoC IT Jump Start: Presentation slides of the SoC IT Jump Start briefing held for freshmen on 11 Aug 2006 are available here.
Note that the PDF version is more updated than the version below.
Connecting to SoC Network
On-Campus Network Access
Mobile notebook users can connect through public network points
around SoC premises and use SoC-VPN for secure access into SoC Network.
Computers do not need to be pre-registered, but SoC-VPN requires login
authentication. SoC-VPN software is compatible with Windows, Linux, Mac
OS X, FreeBSD and Solaris.
Complete wireless coverage up to 54Mbps is available in all SoC
premises. The wireless network SSID is NUS and you need to configure
your notebook to use PEAP authentication (or use NUSOPEN network SSID
in conjunction with SoC-VPN for secure network access). Wireless network
cards are available for loan.
Wired network access for computers, servers and other devices in
labs, offices, and other non-public areas require pre-registration.
Note that it is a serious offence to self-assign network addresses or illegally obtain network access.
Remote Network Access
SoC provides 56Kbps and ISDN toll-free dialup access at the hunting
Users with broadband Internet or other Internet connections can
access SoC network securely through SoC-VPN.
Your MySoC.Net ID is permanent and is yours to keep even after graduation. You can use this ID to login to SoC network services, and you get a free permanent email forarding address in the @mysoc.net domain.
Best of all, you get to choose your own ID, so get yours fast before
your preferred IDs are taken up!
General Computer Labs
If you do not have your own personal computer, you can use the computers in the many labs available around SoC. Refer to General Access PC Lab Locations under the Where to Find section.
Most of these computers are setup with Windows and require you to login to the Windows (NUSNET) domain. Students should login to the NUSSTU domain while staff login to the NUSSTF domain.
Note that your NUSNET account comes with a home directory which appears as your H: drive when you login to the Windows domain. This is a network drive and is always available anywhere that you login ot the Windows domain.
YourNUSNET email address (firstname.lastname@example.org where xxx is your NUSNET ID)
is your main and official campus email address. Many important messages
are sent to it, so make sure you check this email regularly. NUSNET
email is based on Microsoft Exchange (Outlook), and is also accessible
through the web and IMAP (using Outlook Express, Thunderbird, etc).
SoC users are given an additional UNIX email address
(email@example.com where xxx is the SoC UNIX ID). You may read SoC
UNIX emails using plain UNIX mail agents, via webmail or IMAP.
Setup information to use the network-accessible SoC address book is at: https://noc.comp.nus.edu.sg/docs/ldap
Laser printers are located around SoC for your printing convenience.
Colour, A3/A1/A0-size and transparency printing is only available at SoC
Technical Services. More printing information is available.
Your 300 pages of dm (dot-matrix) quota can be used by sending print
jobs to dmdmr. Note that dmdmr is not a postscript printer and can only
accept text files (*.txt). Collect your printouts from the drawers
outside COM1 Level 1 Technical Services.
Other Network Services
SoC Network provides many other value added services such as:
Your Computer Accounts
SoC users will have two primary computer accounts.
Linux and Mac Support
Although Windows tend to be the predominantly supported operating
system on campus, there is a growing library of information available
for Linux and Mac users on configuring their computers to work with
NUSNET and SoC Network. This includes information on installing Linux,
configuring VPN, etc.
In addition to SoC Technical Services, here are more resources you can turn to for help or information.
Important Web Sites
Where to Find...
Useful Web Pages