The Math Forum went through an ambitious hardware and software
upgrade that will ultimately make our infrastructure and services
more reliable and easier to maintain.
We are introducing many changes that will affect the way you
access our systems. Our server (mailserver, login server, ftp
server, etc.) names and addresses will change. As a result, you
will need to update your programs to continue send and receive
mail, upload or download files to/from Math Forum servers, etc.
Your current password is no longer valid. See below to change
Your old password is no longer valid. Contact David Tristano
via phone at (215) 895-1080, then hit 1, followed by 80960,
and finally # sign.
If you are using desktop clients such as Outlook,
Eudora, Netscape, or others you will need to update your
configuration/preferences to reflect the changes (new server
SMTP server: mail1.mathforum.org
POP or IMAP server: mail1.mathforum.org
Your email address. The primary domain name we use now
is mathforum.org; you should let your correspondents know to
contact you at YOUR_LOGIN_NAME@mathforum.org.
In your email client, you should set your email address, as well
as your return address to YOUR_LOGIN_NAME@mathforum.org.
Reading email. You must also provide us with an
IP address or a range of IP addresses that you normally use.
Email access is restricted by default, and we need to explicitly
allow access from your IP address(es) to enable you to retrieve
your Math Forum email.
Sending email. Also remember that if you are outside the
office, you will not be able to send email via the Math Forum.
This restriction was in effect for the old servers, and will
continue to be enforced. This is done to prevent spam email to
be relayed via our servers.
We no longer provide telnet service. If you require terminal
(shell) assess, you would need to use an SSH client or program.
Access. As with email access, you must provide us with
an IP address or range of addresses that you regularly use.
Software. You have two options. If you are using
a PC running Windows, or Linux (this does not currently
work with any brower on the Macintosh), you can use an SSH
java applet client that is available on our website at http://mathforum.org/support/login. Wait for
the applet to load, answer Grant/Yes/OK to multiple dialog boxes,
and follow the prompt to log in to home.mathforum.org.
Alternatively, you can download one of
several freely available SSH clients, such as
MacSSH or NiftyTelnet
SSH for the Mac, or PuTTY
if you are using Windows.