Guide to Accessing Servers on the
Foothill-DeAnza has been in the process of switching to a new ethernet-based
network for quite awhile now. Unfortunately, our old AppleTalk network will
not work across the district anymore. In order to access fileservers outside
of your area, you must use a different method than the one you may already be
familiar with. Below are instructions for accessing such information as Chancellor's
Files, Board of Trustee Minutes, and the HR server from a Macintosh computer.
To Access Public Files with Chancellor and Board of Trustee
Under the Apple menu, drag down to Chooser and release your mouse
button. The following dialog box will appear:
Click on the Apple Share icon in the box on the left. All that
happens is that the AppleShare icon becomes selected. Then click on
the Server IP Address
button near the bottom of the right side.
The following dialog box appears:
When the dialog box appears, type in the word macfile, as shown
above, and click on the Connect button.
In the new dialog box you will be able to choose to register as a
Guest or a Registered User. Click on the Guest button and then click
the Connect button.
In the next box that appears, you will be able to choose to use
either the maui files or the public files. You would select maui
files if you needed to download maui onto your computer. Usually you
will choose the public files instead. Do not click in either check
box next to the items, just click on the word public to select it and
then click on the OK box at the bottom of the window.
The icon for the public fileserver will appear on your desktop. It
looks like a globe:
Just double-click on the icon to open the window of accessible
files. As you can see from the listing below, there are several files
accessible on this fileserver. Among them are the Chancellor &
District Files and the Board of Trustees files. Just browse this
window as you would any other window on your computer. When you are
finished with these files, drag the public icon (that looks like a
globe) to your trash can to remove it and end the connection to the
Accessing the HR Server:
Network Browser, a feature new in Mac OS 9, allows you to easily
connect to fileservers on your network. We will use it to access the
HR Server, among others.
From the Apple Menu, drag down to Network Browser and release your
mouse button. NOTE: if you don't have Network Browser listed under
the Apple Menu, you may be using an older version of the operating
system. You must be using Mac OS 9 or above.
The Network Browser window will appear as shown below. (If only
AppleTalk is listed, see instructions below.) Click once on any of
the left arrows to show a list of what is located on that fileserver.
(At the time of this writing, there is nothing inside the AppleTalk
fileserver and nothing of interest in the Local Services fileserver.
Everything of interest is located under the fhda.edu fileserver.)
As you can see below, the fhda.edu file has been expanded to show
its contents. Although you can click on anything listed, chances are
that you will have to have a password to actually access most servers
And probably you don't have that password.
However, you can access the HR Server as a guest:
Once you've connected to the HR Server as a guest, your list
expands further to include the following fileservers.
you double-click on one of the listed fileservers, the icon for that
computer shows up out on your desktop and you treat it as you would
any other icon on your desktop. Once again, when you are finished
with the files on that fileserver, drag the icon to the trashcan to
delete it from your desktop and break the connection.
to do if the Network Browser only listed AppleTalk:
When you first opened Network Browser, if it didn't already list
fhda.edu and Local Services, then you need to make them appear.
Simply click on the hand icon at the top of the window and drag down
to Network. Your computer should go out and access the rest of the
information you need and complete the list.
Person responsible for this content is: Kathy
Last update: 4/23/02