Boot up with an Ubuntu CD, and it will probably recognize
the network. You'll get a full-blown linux desktop to do with
whatever you like -- sftp, samba etc.
> Hello All,
> One of my clients has been processing research data on a computer
> running Windows for Workgroups 3.11 and has, until recently, been able
> to FTP to zoo to access and save the data in a more convenient location.
> Both the FTP client and the filetransfer website are getting connection
> refused errors (in addition to other browser errors). I've attempted to
> change the network settings to allow the computer to share files on the
> network, but am consistently getting an "MS-DOS error 25: Unknown error."
> I have verified that the network card is working (IP address and ping
> response). The 3.5" floppy drive on the machine is not functioning, and
> transferring the data using floppy disks would be excessively slow in
> any case due to the size and number of the files (~170MB of data per
> subject). There are connectors for 25-pin and 37-pin serial devices as
> well as a 50-pin SCSI.
> Ultimately, we need to a) retrieve processed data from the machine and
> b) finish processing a small number of data sets which are not hosted on
> this machine. Any suggestions for either goal would be extremely
> helpful. I can be reached off-list at [log in to unmask]
> Avery Bacon
> IT Support Coordinator
> College of Nursing and Health Sciences
> University of Vermont
> Please submit requests for assistance here:
CEMS Computer Facility
235 Votey Hall
University of Vermont
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