When you log in to one of the Macintoshes in KOSC 118, a special environment will be created for you that does not provide for permanently storing files. Any files you create that you need to save for future access, or that may need to be accessed by the professor should be created using the CS file server, following the procedure outlined here. This will apply to any CS course using these machines. You will be able to access files stored on this server from anywhere on campus - not just the specific computer you used to create them. In addition, the course professor will have access to these files, and may use this access when grading your work. Files you create for a course will eventually be deleted when you graduate or are no longer taking CS courses.
To follow these steps, you will need a directory on the department file server. Each student enrolled in a class that needs to use this server will have an individual directory created for them on the server. The username and password will be the same as your Gordon email name and password.
Before following the procedure outlined here, you will need to log in to the MacIntosh using your regular Gordon username and password, or using the Guest account. Once you have logged in, you will need to connect to the server as a separate step.
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To select a single volume, select it in the drop down, and click "OK". Note: 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 most of the process twice - once for each volume - though you won't be asked to confirm access or enter your username and password 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 volume(s) 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 your files!