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Computing Resources for Visitors


To find a balance between easy accessibility and proper security measures for visitor computing, SLAC provides basic internet access (www, email without attachments, telnet, SSH) visitors via WYSE terminals with anonymous logins. Visitors are strongly encouraged to bring their own laptops for both conference and personal computing needs. Laptops are granted DHCP access to the visitor subnet via Ethernet connections or wireless (802.11b) access. All full workstations on site require SLAC computing accounts for login. Please see view the resource availibility chart below:

Resource Type Capabilities Specifications
WYSE Terminals WWW, Telnet, SSH, Email without attachments Anonymous logins, attached to visitor network, no provisions for floppy disk, cdrom, zip disks, or local file saving**
SLAC NT Workstations
(SLAC Login)
Standard SLAC NT workstation feature-set* SLAC account logins, attached to SLAC network
Public NT Workstations
(Anonymous Login)
WWW, Telnet, SSH, Email Anonymous logins, attached to visitor network
SLAC Linux Workstations User configured SLAC account logins, attached to SLAC network
Public Linux Workstations WWW, Telnet, SSH, Email Anonymous logins, attached to visitor network
Macintosh WWW, Email Anonymous logins, attached to visitor network
Conference Room LCD Projector Workstations Standard SLAC workstation feature-set*, SLAC network resources are accessible SLAC account logins, attached to SLAC network
Visitor Laptops Visitor configured, network access via DHCP on visitor network Anonymous network access via DHCP and wireless (802.11b) on visitor subnet
SLAC UNIX Terminal UNIX Terminal configured to access SLAC UNIX computing farm located on the SLAC network. SSH, X-Windows, Email, WWW SLAC UNIX account logins, accesses SLAC UNIX farm
SLAC Windows XP Workstation Standard SLAC XP workstation feature-set* SLAC account logins, attached to SLAC network. For Windows XP application compatibility testing.


*Standard SLAC configurations include: MS Office, IE and Netscape, Adobe Acrobat Reader, WS_FTP. For a full list, see the Standard Software page.

**WYSE Terminals do not have floppy, cdrom, zip, or hard drives attached. Functions that require saving data to local disks or media (opening email attachements, editing and saving documents, downloading files) will not be available on WYSE terminals.

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Building and Room # Resource Type Accessibility
Building 50 - Lobby 1 WYSE Terminal Anonymous Login
Building 50 - Lobby 3 SLAC NT Workstations SLAC Account Login
Auditorium - Lobby 5 WYSE Terminal*** Anonymous Login
Auditorium - Lobby 2 Public NT Workstation **** Anonymous
Auditorium - Lobby 4 Macintosh Anonymous Login
Building 48 (ROB) - Room 111 1 Public NT Workstation Anonymous Login
Building 48 (ROB) - Room 111 1 Public Linux Workstation Anonmous Login

*** One NT workstation is able to print to an attached printer (Deskjet 820cxi)
**** One WYSE terminal is able to print to an attached printer (Laserjet 2100 TN)