from Macintosh OS X
To connect to the EServer to edit files from a computer that runs the Macintosh OS X operating system, the simplest means is to the use that Apple File Protocol. From the Finder, choose the "Connect to Server..." option from the "Go" menu.
This will open the "Connect to Server" dialog box, into which you should type the domain name "eserver.org". (If you then click the "+" button, your computer will then remember the EServer as one of its favorite servers.) Click the "Connect" button.
The system will then ask your username and password. If you click the "Options" button, you'll see options to allow your computer to remember your password, to send data insecurely if necessary, to force an encrypted (SSH) connection, or to change your EServer password, if you wish to.
Next, the EServer will show you five server volumes from which you may choose one or more (see [Volumes]? for more information) about these. Choose "WWW" if you wish to edit an EServer web collection. Click "OK".
You're done. Your computer will now show the EServer volumes in the top-right corner of your screen. They work as if the EServer were a (huge) floppy disk: Double-clicking a folder will open it, double-clicking files will open them. If you see a file or folder you'd like, dragging its icon to your disk will copy it.
When you're finished using the EServer, drag the icons of any mounted volumes to the trash can icon in the Dock (it will transform itself into a triangle-shaped "Eject" key); that will disconnect you from the server.
from Mac OS 7.6 through 9.2.2
To use AppleShare to connect to the EServer from any Mac OS 7, 8 or 9 computer connected to the Internet, select "Chooser" from the Apple menu at the top left of the screen. This will open the Chooser window:
The EServer then asks your login name and password. This is optional—if you're not a member, just click the "Guest" button and click "OK." As mentioned in "Membership," our members enjoy certain editorial rights to EServer collections, but membership is certainly not necessary to use our site. If you're a member, enter your EServer login name and password and click "OK" (if you're not a member, click "Guest" and click "OK."
Your computer will then show a dialog box with three items: "Groups", "Users", "Public", "Streaming" and "WWW". The first contains shared public works and "projects" folders for collaborations with other EServer members. The next holds EServer members' personal folders, where level 2-5 members may store files they can then access from any Internet-connected computer, and where they can have colleagues and friends submit documents to them. The last contains our Websites. Click on any of these, or (holding down the < SHIFT>) select as many as you like.
The check-boxes to the right of these names tell the Mac you're using to log into the EServer automatically every time it is turned on, using your login name. Do not do this if you're working in a public lab or on a computer shared with other people, or if you don't plan to use the EServer every day. Feel free to check these boxes if you use the EServer frequently, either as a member or as a guest. Then click "OK".
You are finished with the Chooser, and can now quit it. The EServer's icons will now appear on the right of your Mac's screen. They work as if the EServer were a (huge) floppy disk: Double-clicking a folder will open it, double-clicking files will open them. If you see a file or folder you'd like, dragging its icon to your disk will copy it.
There are a few differences between the EServer and a disk, most pertaining to "access privileges" to shared folders. You can see this in the small locks and straps that prevent you from accessing or modifying the contents of some folders. The EServer has a built-in security system that allows any of our members to "lock" their folders to limit what other people can do with the information inside them. (See the bolts on the "Members.Only" and "Contributions" folders above, for example). Click here for more information about how to set the access privileges for your own EServer folders.