About This Guide

This guide describes how to set up a Silicon Graphics® WebFORCETM Internet Gateway server so that you can connect your network to the world-wide Internet. It contains the following chapters:

This manual focuses on setting up your server and attaching it to the local area network (LAN). Once you are able to access the server from other computers on your local area network, the WebFORCE Internet Gateway software contains further documentation to help you through the process of attaching the server to the Internet.

For additional, specific information about your CHALLENGE® S server, see the CHALLENGE S Server Owner's Guide.

Finding More Information

Information about Silicon Graphics hardware and software is available from a variety of sources, including printed documentation, online documentation (including manuals that you can view with the InSight viewer and online reference pages), and documents available via the World-Wide Web. Consult your CHALLENGE S Server Owner's Guide for a list of available documentation.

Conventions Used in This Guide

This WebFORCE Internet Gateway Installation Guide uses these conventions:

  • References to documents are in italics.

  • References to other chapters and sections within this guide are in quotation marks.

  • References to commands that you can enter at the shell prompt are in italics.

  • Input that you type literally is in bold. For example: “To log in as root, type root.”

  • Names of IRIX reference (manual) pages are in the default font and are followed by the section number of the reference page. For example “who(1)” refers to the who command, which is found in section 1 of the IRIX reference.

  • Names of menu choices are in quotation marks.

  • Steps to perform tasks are in numbered sentences. When a numbered step needs more explanation, the explanation follows the step and is preceded by a square bullet. For example:


  1. Connect the Ethernet AUI cable to the Ethernet AUI port on the back of the server.

    • Make sure the sliding bracket on the Ethernet port on the system is pushed all the way left.

    • Plug the cable into the port.

    • Slide the bracket right to hold it in place.