> < ^ Date: Fri, 29 Mar 1996 13:19:00 +0100 (MET)
> < ^ From: Frank Celler <frank.celler@math.rwth-aachen.de >
< ^ Subject: RE: access to your server

Dear Eric Nordberg,

you can access our server using the "ftp" program which is available
on all UNIX machines. There are also ports for DOS and MAC. As
alternative you can use a WWW browser to access the files.

If you are going to use a WWW browser, say lynx or netscape, use the


to start with and follow the links pub, gap, README.

If you are going to use a FTP program, start it using (under UNIX)

ftp ftp.math.rwth-aachen.de

it will then ask for a login name (use "ftp") and a password (use your
email address). You can then use "dir" to get a directory, "cd" to
change into a subdirectory, "get" to get a text file, and "bin" and
"get" to get a binary file. For instance, to ftp the readme file:

unix> ftp ftp.math.rwth-aachen.de
Connected to samson.math.rwth-aachen.de.
220 samson FTP server ready.
Name (ftp.math.rwth-aachen.de:fceller): ftp
331 Guest login ok, send your complete e-mail address as password.
Password: Name@My.Domain.Edu
ftp> bin
200 Type set to I.
ftp> cd pub/gap
250 CWD command successful.
ftp> dir
200 PORT command successful.
150 Opening ASCII mode data connection for /bin/ls.
total 9637
-r--r--r-- 1 ftp system 1624 Mar 13 12:36 CONTENTS
-r--r--r-- 1 ftp system 43967 Dec 22 12:22 README
dr-xr-xr-x 2 ftp system 512 Mar 13 12:39 util
226 Transfer complete.
ftp> get README
local: README remote: README
200 PORT command successful.
150 Opening BINARY mode data connection for README (43967 bytes).
226 Transfer complete.
43967 bytes received in 0.27 seconds (1.6e+02 Kbytes/s)
ftp> quit
221 Goodbye.
unix> more README

The README file describes which files are needed to install GAP. If
you have any further problems, please email



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