My andrew account went away rightaway.
What's an andrew-side account?
Oh it is just synonymous with andrew account. One sometimes distinguishes the "andrew-side" (pertaining to the university-wide services) from "cs-side" (pertaining only to the school of computer science; ordinarily only CS grad students get @cs.cmu.edu email addresses and so forth) of CMU's computing services. I don't know if you bumped into this distinction too often. I tended to ignore it as much as possible myself, being an undergrad-to-grad student direct transfer; I mostly just kept to the andrew services. I liked whichever version of pine they happened to have instead of cs's.
I see. And what is the status of your cs account?
It sounds like it exists much longer, but they slowly decrease how much disk space is allocated to it or something.
I think the cs-side continues forever.
Deb told me the department pays $25 a year to CMU for each alumni to keep our cs e-mail account.
I was told my space would be reduced to 25MB or something ridiculous but so far it hasn't happened - I still have a 1 Gb quota. Probably helps that storage keeps getting cheaper. I also still have full access to run Matlab, maple etc. under CMU's license.
But Andrew was a different story, they cut that off quick! Like I never existed to them! *sniff*
So where do you log into with your CS account now? It used to be like ux13.gs.as.cs.something I forget, but I think they changed that at some point between 2002 and now, and I never remembered because I just used the public andrew machines instead.
Wow, that was a LOOONG time ago!
Right now its linux.gp.cs.cmu.edu.
I think its load balanced and stuff now so you could actually end up on any number of machines (but still have access to your AFS).
right... do you have to do something to set that up to actually work though? My AFS password for email@example.com doesn't work there, and I know it does work because I can klog from my office machine at penn and at least see my cs-side AFS stuff.
Hmmm... you might have to set something up using kerberos. I remember it being a bit complicated but
the instructions under here usually worked for me:http://www.cs.cmu.edu/~help/accounts_passwords/index.html
You can always e-mail them as a last resort, it shouldn't be too hard to reset.
Yeah I think the account was never activated or whatever in the first place. I just emailed help; we'll see what they say.
I always used the cs email address instead: shorter and more specific (and more prestigious).
Yeah I am trying to make to with gmail but it just ain't the text-only system-bell-beeping pine I'm used to.
gmail + imap + alpine = basically the same experience
Yeah I tried that and it was close but it felt much slower, which was surprising. Also the deletion behavior is different... but I guess I can't get around that. Anything obvious in the alpine settings that might make it more responsive, I wonder?
You're talking to the guy who started using pine over 14.4k SLIP dialup---lag doesn't bother me much. Try it for a while and see if you adapt?
Well I did discover a google labs thingy that lets you change the deletion behavior to what I expect, but it's still a huge noticeable like 500ms delay. I think I'ma try getting accustomed to gmail instead and see if that works.