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Chapter 1 - Introduction

Overview of the Contents

Chapter 2 - StreetTalk Naming Service

StreetTalk Databases

StreetTalk Guaranteed Login

Calculating Disk Space Requirements

Chapter 3 - StreetTalk Names

Naming Guidelines

Constructing StreetTalk Names

StreetTalk Classes

Creating StreetTalk Names

Format of StreetTalk Names

How to Specify Names

Unique Names

Naming Users

Valid Characters in a StreetTalk Name

Searching for Names

Using StreetTalk Patterns

Chapter 4 - Managing Nicknames


General Nickname Rules

Using a Nickname

To Add a Nickname

Obtaining Nickname Information

To Find the Name Referred to by a Nickname

To Find All the Nicknames for a Name

To Delete a Nickname

Chapter 5 - Managing Organizations and Groups

Organizations on the First Server

Naming Organizations

Adding Other Organizations

To Add an Organization

To Delete an Organization

StreetTalk Groups

Default Groups

Naming Groups

Managing Groups

Adding Groups

Deleting Groups

Managing Items in a Group

To Manage Items in a Group

Master and Shadow Groups

Managing Shadow Groups

Adding Shadow Groups

Forced Updating of Shadows

Moving Groups

Moving StreetTalk Groups over the Network

To Move Groups

Moving Groups on Media

Moving a Group to Media

Chapter 6 - Managing Users

User Defaults

Defaults on the First Server

Default Sample Profile

Mail Setting Defaults

Adding Users to StreetTalk

Adding Users

StreetTalk Explorer Fields

To Add a User

Adding a User from DOS or OS/2 Command Line

To Select and Manage a User

To Change a User Password

Limitations on Password Changes

To Disable and Enable a User Name

To Add a User Nickname

To Change a User' s Description

To Change a User' s Expiration Date

Deleting a User

To Delete a User

To Delete a User from DOS or OS/2 Command Line

Renaming a User

Renaming Procedures

Chapter 7 - Managing User Profiles

VINES User Profile Commands

DOS and OS/2 User Profile Commands

Managing VINES User Profiles

Formatting User Profiles

Creating a New Profile

To Edit a User Profile for a New User

To Edit an Existing Profile

Using the Use Command

Using Files

To Write a Profile to a File

Creating Template Profiles

Sample Profile

Model Profile

Profile Commands for Workstations


Profile Requirements for Macintosh Workstations

User Profile Requirements for Windows Workstations

Chapter 8 - Managing User Security

Overview of Login Security

General Login Security Rules

Accepting Default Settings

Customizing Security Settings

Accessing Security Settings Menus

Managing Password Security

Preventing User Changes

Specifying Workstation Types

Specifying Login Settings

Specifying Login Times

Specifying Time Ranges

Specifying Logout Settings

Forcing Logout by Specifying Logout Settings

Logging Out Users

Specifying Login Locations

Gathering Location Information

Accessing the Login Locations Checkbox or Menu

Adding and Modifying Login Locations

Deleting Login Locations

Restricting Dial-in Access

Deleting Security Settings

Error Messages

Using On-line Help for Error Messages

Chapter 9 - Managing Lists

Types of Lists

Controlled Lists

Names of Controlled Lists

Optimizing Controlled List Performance


Group Administrators

Server Administrators

AdminList Guidelines

When AdminLists Are Created

AdminLists When You Add a Group

Rules for AdminLists

Configuring Lists

List Functions

Setting List Properties

To Check List Membership

To Change the Description of a List

To Delete a Name From a List

Deleting Lists

Chapter 10 - StreetTalk Directory Assistance Services

STDA Services

Master Services

Satellite Services

Master and Satellite Topology

Inclusions, Exclusions, and Exceptions

Collecting Information

Data Collection by Master Services

Data Collection by Satellite Services

Satellite Configuration Guidelines

Displaying Information

Displaying StreetTalk and Inclusion Names

Displaying StreetTalk and Inclusion Attributes

Planning Tasks for STDA Services

Calculating Disk Space Requirements

Disk Space Requirements for StreetTalk and STDA

Locating STDA on the Network

Network Geography and STDA

Organizational Structure and STDA


When to Add a Master Service

When to Add a Satellite Service

Restricted Links and STDA

Designating Download Servers

Collecting StreetTalk Data with Master Services

Collecting StreetTalk Data with Satellite Services

Scheduling Rebuilds

Sorting Names

Creating Exclusions, Exceptions, and Inclusions

Performance Considerations

Transient Links and STDA

Network Size

Memory Requirements

Chapter 11 - Managing STDA Services

Creating an STDA Service

To Create an STDA Master Service


Server Lists

Formatting Edit Server Lists

Writing a Server List to a File

Creating STDA Satellite Services

Downloading Namespace Information

Configuring STDA

Configuring STDA

Scheduled and Unscheduled Rebuilds

Setting the STDA Service Schedule

Stopping an Unwanted Rebuild

Changing Download Servers

Invoking an Unscheduled Rebuild

STDA Disk Space Requirements

Chapter 12 - Managing STDA Exclusion Parameters

Formatting Exclusion and Exception Parameters

Rules for Exclusions and Exceptions

Creating an Exclusion List

Guide for Creating an Exclusion List

Using Exceptions

Editing an Exclusion List

To Edit an Exclusions List

Writing an Exclusion List to a File

To Write the Contents of STDA Exclusions to a File

To Replace an Exclusion List with a File

Chapter 13 - Managing STDA Inclusions

Formatting an Inclusion Parameter

Blank Lines

Preparing and Applying Inclusion Files

Preparing Inclusions Files

Using Identical Label Entries

Applying Inclusions Files

Chapter 14 - Sorting Item Names

Understanding Sorting

Sort Keyword

Ignore Keyword

Formatting Sort and Ignore Parameters

Rules for Using Sort and Ignore

Sorting Names in English

Sorting Names in Other Languages

To Edit the Sort Order

Configuring Locations

To Specify a Sorting Location

Chapter 15 - Introduction to Attributes

StreetTalk Classes and Attributes

Attribute Identifiers

Attribute Labels


Attribute Values

Planning for Attributes

Analyzing Your Organization

Specifying Attribute Labels

Assigning Attribute Values

Displaying Attribute Information

Chapter 16 - Administrative Attributes

StreetTalk Administrative Attributes

STDA Administrative Attributes

Using Administrative Attributes

Chapter 17 - Introduction to AVD Files

Standard and Default AVD Files

Default Collections and Labels


Planning an AVD File

AVD File Definition Guidelines

Multilingual AVD Files

Chapter 18 - Editing an AVD File

Converting an AVD File

MAVD Command Syntax

Format of AVD File

Filter Definition

Attribute Definitions Section

Editing Standard AVD Files

General Formatting Rules

Editing Filters

Editing Attributes and Collections

Creating Multilingual AVD Files

In Your Native Language

In Another Language

Converting Third-Party AVD Files

Replacing AVD Files

AVD Source Language Syntax

Syntax Diagram

Chapter 19 - Assigning Values to StreetTalk Attributes

Rules For Assigning Attributes

How to Edit Attributes

Editing Attribute Values


To Specify a New Attribute Type

To Edit or Create a New Attribute Value

To Delete an Attribute Value

To Read Attributes from a File

To Write Attributes to a File

Editing Attributes Using MATTR

Chapter 20 - Managing Attribute Collection and Display

What Services Collect

Lookup and Index Display

Attribute Lookups

Attribute Indexes

Collection Parameters

Parameter Syntax

Procedures for Configuring Attribute Displays

From StreetTalk Explorer:


Setting STDA User Patterns

Guidelines for Setting User Patterns

Formatting Rules for User Patterns

To Edit a User Pattern