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Hi,

I have an unix account (sun solaris) and ethernet connection
to the server.  I also have Internet access on my Win95
machine but only limited to html files (others are blocked).  
When I want to download pictures, I have to go through my
account, download there and then ftp to my machine.  My
question is:
1. how can I or what program can I use to download eg picture to my machine directly?  
2. Is it possible for me to use program such as Mirc (chatting) via my account?

Thanks in advance.
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Question by:roylam
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by:dasanren
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What kind of pictures you want to download?
Pics in you html browser?
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by:roylam
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I am using Netscape Navigator and it displays only html files
because pics and other non-html files are block in the local
network.  What I want to do is: route the pictures to my machine
via my account, so that Netscape can display them when I visit their
homepage.


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by:rjhoward
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If I understand correctly, your Solaris server has full access to the web, but from Win95 you can only see html files.  If that's the case, why not run Netscape from your Solaris account?  On your Win95 PC, you would need an X emulator (e.g., XVision), and a telnet connection to the Solaris box.  You can log in via telnet, set your DISPLAY in your environment (e.g., "export DISPLAY=1.2.3.4:0.0"), and then just enter "netscape &".  Your Netscape window should pop up on your screen.

I have tried this on my PC and our Solaris box down the hall, and it seems to work.

The Solaris version of Netscape, if you don't already have it, is available from Netscape's web site.
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As my first question stated, the main point is that I would like some way to get the "information" to my win95 machine.  In the answer rjhoward specified, the pictures are still on the server which is not local to me.  In fact, I already have a X-windows on and telnet access on my machine to the server.
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by:cmilkosk
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For your first question, can other people view the documents from their Windows 95 machines?  If so, then that would tell you that you have something that is not configured properly on your machine whether it be on Netscape or what....  If other people have the same problem, then maybe you might want the webmaster of the server to see if the rights are set OK on the images directory on the webserver.  Of course, that would only be helpful if you are trying to gain access to images on tha lan and not the Internet.  The other thing is to check to make sure that some strange helper app isn't intercepting your images or your image/gif or image/jpeg isn't mucked with.  Make sure Navigator is handling the display of them.

As for your second question - it all depends on your environment, I suspect that you would have no problem chatting with people on the lan, but if you must go out over a proxy server to gain access to the Internet, then that type of access may be restricted.  It could also be restricted at the router level...
Hope this helps...

Chris

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You have telnet access, so:
  solaris% uuencode picture
  solaris% include encoded file in a private html document
  win95> access this document with your browser
  win95> Save As ..
  win95> remove html synatx from saved file
  win95> uudecode data
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This is not a bad idea.  But how would you go about "include encoded
file in a private html document" and what advantage does this method
has over ftp the downloaded picture from my server to my account?
Any "more direct" way to do this task?

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by:ahoffmann
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If you're allowed to start cgi scripts on the solaris mashine, you may put it (my solution) all together in a private page with a button to do all the work automatically. Will be a tricky html ;-)

Good luck
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