Joined: April 2005
does your authentication system not require you to utilize a password system somewhere along the line?
or does it just assign specific IP blocks as default access?
if the latter, i assume you have to get an ip assigned by your department, or the university IT dept.?
that would be a common way of limiting access.
It used to be that i could access any of the UC systems externally with a simple password access thru any UC bio library.
but of course to get my password, I had to be affiliated officially with the university in some way, which i no longer am.
I could ask acquaintaces at berkeley or santa cruz or santa barbara to give me a copy of their password, but somehow I never felt comfortable doing this. Trivial issue, but I wouldn't want them to be responsible if something ridiculous happened.
I guess it's high time i did something to increase my access though. I wanted to start an offical paper discussion group here on ATBC (using a different moderated forum), but my problem is i would need better access to be a productive contributor myself ).