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You will need to have the following information to FTP:

    Host to upload to : www.state.net
    Directory to put files in : public_html
    Username : your username (i.e. ab010000)
    Password : your password (i.e. snowball1)

FTP with Netscape

    If you have Netscape Navigator 2.0 or better, you can access your home directory without any other type of program. Follow these simple steps to getting your home page onto the Web.

  • In Netscape, press the OPEN button

  • In the blank provided, type ftp://userID@state.net

  • Netscape will then prompt you for a password. Enter your login password here.

  • When the directory tree comes up, click on public_html

  • Once in this directory, select File, then Upload File...

  • Select the file you want to upload and click Open...

    That's all there is. This is very useful for adding new pages to an already existing web site, as there is no way to rename a file you are uploading. If you are using this method to upload new pages, then you must use a secondary method to rename your pages to the extension .html


FTP with Netscape Gold

  • If you have Netscape Navigator Gold v2.0 or better, you can upload (or publish) your home page directly from the editor. For example, if your login name is ab010000.

  • Make sure that the Publish to URL is
    ftp://www.state.net/ab010000/public_html
    and replace /ab010000/ with your login name. So your Publish To URL would be:
    ftp://www.state.net/userID/public_html

FTP With CuteFTP

    CuteFTP offers the most options for FTPing files to your home directory. Follow these simple steps to get your pages onto the web server.

  • Bring up CuteFTP

  • Click on the Exit button in the lower right hand corner

  • Click the "lightning bolt" in the upper left hand corner of the screen

  • In the Host Address field, type www.state.net

  • Enter your username and password in the appropriate fields
  • In the Initial Remote Directory field, enter public_html and click Okay...

  • On the left hand side of the screen, find the files you wish to upload. "Drag" these files over to the right hand side

  • Once the files have finished uploading, you will need to rename the files to the extension .html. To do this, RIGHT click the files you wish to rename and select Rename. In the blank provided, type the new name and click Okay.

FTP With Shell Access

    Using your favorite communications program, dial up our service and follow these simple steps.

  • From the Internet Doorway Menu, choose Home Directory

  • Select Upload from the next menu, then choose a protocol.

  • Start the upload with your communications program. This will differ from program to program, so check the documentation for yours if you are unsure how to start this.

  • Once the files have been uploaded, choose Move from the Home Directory Menu. This will help you rename the files with the appropriate extension .html

    If you have any difficulty, please email support@state.net


Setting up your web browser to use Minnesota OnLine's Proxy server.

What is a Proxy Server?

    In a proxy cache, users request pages from a local server instead of direct from the source. The local server gets the page, saves it on disk and forwards it to the user. Subsequent requests from other users of the cache get the saved copy, which is much faster and does not consume Internet bandwidth.


Why do I need to set up Proxy in my browser?

    Web proxy cache offers a win/win situation for both content providers and users. One advatage of using proxy server is that the server is directly connected to the Internet while users always connect at their modem speed (usually 33.6Kbps). When a user sends requests through the proxy server, the server will get all the data quickly and send it at full speed to the user. This will be an advantage over those users who connect directly because the bandwidth (or speed) of the server is greater than that of the individual users. The server will always get data faster than those who connect directly.

    (The above statements were paraphrased from the "Cache Now! campaign" web site)


MS Internet Explorer version 3

    1. On the menu bar, click View, then Options.

    2. On the Options window, put a check mark in a box labeled "Connect through a proxy server."
    Then click Settings.

    3. On the Proxy Settings windows, type in "proxy.state.net" and "3128" into the box labeled HTTP, FTP, and Gopher. Next, put a check mark in a box labeled "Do not use proxy server for local (intranet) addresses. Then, click OK.

    4. The Options windows will appear again. Click OK.


Netscape Navigator version 3

    1. On the menu bar, click Options, then Network Preferences.

    2. On the Preferences window, click on a tab labeled "Proxies". Next, click on "Manual Proxy Configuration". Then click View.

    3. On the Manual Proxy Configuration window, type in "proxy.state.net" and "3128" into the box labeled FTP Proxy, Gopher Proxy, HTTP Proxy, and WAIS Proxy. Then, click OK.

    If you have any difficulty, please email support@state.net



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