Creating a Home Page on
Using your VAX account and Netscape Communicator
Up your account.
a. Log onto the VAX
b. Edit the LOGIN.COM file. At the $ prompt type in
Type in the following line. (Use all capital letters
and include the $, this line must be typed in exactly or you will not
be able to publish your pages)
IF (F$MODE() .EQS. "NETWORK") THEN $ SET DEFAULT [.WWW]
Use CTRL-Z to save this file.
c. At the $ prompt type
d. Log off the VAX.
your Web Page.
a. Open Netscape Page Composer. (you can open Netscape, click Communicator
on the menu bar select Page composer)
b. Create your home page. (or use file/open to open a page you have
already created on disk)
c. Begin your home page by just typing in your name, and what ever
else you would like to enter.
You can modify (edit) this page as often as you
d. Click PUBLISH.
Page title can be any relevant phrase. I would suggest WELCOME.
Filename must be WELCOME.HTM
Location must be ftp://uhavax.hartford.edu/
Enter your VAX username.
Enter your VAX password.
e. Click OK.
f. Go into Netscape Navigator to view your page (see instructions
below for viewing your page).
If you can not view your page, go back to the setting
up your account instructions and edit your
LOGIN.COM file. Most likely that one line
is not typed in exactly as shown.
a. There are 2 ways to get to your page to edit it:
Look at your page in Netscape Navigator, click File, Edit Page this will
open the page in page composer.
2. Open the page composer.
Click FILE. Click OPEN PAGE.
Enter the URL of the page to be modified.
The filename would be welcome.htm if you are editing your home page.
b. Make any changes. Create links, insert images, insert tables, format,
c. Republish your page.
Links while Editing your Page.
a. Select the text or image you want to create
the link for. (highlight it)
b. Choose INSERT, LINK or click the LINK BUTTON
on the Composer toolbar.
c. Enter the URL or the filename to link to.
d. APPLY the link, OK. (Don't forget to
a. Get into Netscape.
b. Your home page location will be http://uhaweb.hartford.edu/USERNAME/welcome.htm
c. You may need to use CTRL-RELOAD
to view your most recent changes to your pages.
to publish a paper for one of your classes?
a. Create your home page.
b. Create a second, separate page for your paper.
You can do this a number of ways.
If you want to use page composer, you can open a blank page, then open
MS-WORD, select (highlight) your entire document, press copy. This
sends the document to the clipboard. Get back into page composer
and click paste. Your document may lose some of it's formatting by
doing this. You can always modify the page. Publish the page.
You must select a different filename for the page, do not use welcome!!
The filename must be 8 characters or less. WRITE DOWN THE FILE
NAME YOU DECIDED ON. You will need to link to this filename during
c. Modify your homepage, so you can link from your home page to your
You will be linking to http://uhaweb.hartford.edu/USERNAME/filename.htm
way of publishing a paper. Use Winsock FTP to upload your paper.
to create an e-mail drop box?
a. Type in your e-mail address, or an image of a mail box, etc...
b. Select (highlight) it.
c. Use LINK. When it asks you to type in the link use
I'm sure you may still have some questions, please
send any comments, or questions to firstname.lastname@example.org
To debug (remove errors from)
a web page, consider the following:
HOME PAGE JOAKES
Can you access it from the web?
If not, verify that the file is loadable by your browser. try url such
If this does not work re-edit and save the file.
publish your page.
Address any errors that come up during the publish action.
if you still can not access your page, log on to your uhavax account and
list the directory named [.www]. This can be done as follows: dir [.www]
which should list your page file. If it does not, the publish did
If you find the page in the www directory, then the vms script (setupwww)
you ran on your account did not work.
Otherwise, see me. We'll work on it together or turn it over to support.
Thanks to Lynne Wolak, Dave Kelley, and
Carolyn Rosiene for their help.