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SDF, UNIX and INTERNET tutorials

This is a shared, member contributed set of tutorials targeting existing and potential SDF users who are interested in the INTERNET, the UNIX operating system and programming languages. The purpose of this project is to help new users learn to use SDF and UNIX through practical and useful examples.


Interested in contributing?

Read the tutorial editing guide.

Can't find what you're looking for? Try the SDF Tutorial Wiki

The Tutorial wiki is at wiki.sdf.org. It contains ported versions of most of the HTML tutorials, plus new content.

email membership@sdf.org (mailto link) to get an account with write access to be able to contribute edits and new content on the wiki.


Table of Contents

  1. SDF Basics
  2. Email
  3. Website Setup and Hosting Features
  4. Advanced Topics
  5. Internet Chat Relay (IRC) on SDF
  6. SDF VoIP Telephony Service
  7. SDF Dialup and DSL INTERNET Service
  8. SDF VPS Service (MetaARPA)
  9. SDF Radio! / ANONRADIO Service
  10. Cheat Sheets
  11. Dotfile Repository
  12. twenex.org - SDF Public Access TWENEX
  13. Online privacy
  14. Retro-Computing
  15. Plan 9 from Bell Labs

  1. SDF Basics
  2. Email:
  3. Website Setup and Hosting Features
  4. Advanced Topics
    • Programming Languages, Code Development and Compilers - Writing your own code at SDF
    • Using skeys - Logging in securely over insecure protocols
    • Emacs Tutorial - Emacs Basics, using Emacs as a work environment
    • SSH - Using SSH to secure and route client applications through SDF
    • SSHFS - Using SSHFS to mount SDF folders on linux local machine
    • EncFS - Using EncFS to manage encrypted folders
    • PSSHFS - Mounting SDF Folders on a NetBSD Local Machine
    • VPN - Connecting to the SDF VPN (PPTP and OpenVPN).
    • rsync - Backing up $HOME using rsync.
    • CVS - Using CVS on SDF
    • GCI - The SDF Green Computing Initiative
    • MDNS - Automatic MDNS examples (MetaARPA)
    • RubyGems at SDF - Setting up the 'gem' command
    • scmgit - GIT Source Control Management introduction
    • SDFARC Repeater List - A list of repeaters used by The SDF Amateur Radio Club
    • toobnix.org - SDF's User Video Gallery
    • X11 Forwarding - Setting up and running X11 applications (MetaARPA)
    • $HOME/bin - User compiled programs in SDF's multi-architecture environment (ARPA)
    • Screen - Multiplexing your terminal (MetaARPA)
    • Tmux - An alternative to Screen (MetaARPA)
    • MineCraft - SDF very own *private* MineCraft server
    • Chicken - An implementation of the Scheme programming language
    • ECL - the Embeddable Common-Lisp programming language
    • Mobile Applications - Applications for mobile devices
    • Port Allocation - Port Allocation and Usage information for MetaARPA Members.
    • UUCP - POLLing SDF for UUCP USENET News and Internet E-Mail.
  5. Internet Chat Relay (IRC) on SDF
  6. SDF VoIP Telephony Service
  7. SDF Dialup and DSL INTERNET Service
  8. SDF Radio! / ANONRADIO Service
  9. SDF VPS Service (available to MetaARPA members)
  10. Cheat Sheets
  11. Dotfile Repository
  12. twenex.org - SDF Public Access TWENEX
  13. Online privacy
  14. Retro-Computing
  15. Plan 9 from Bell Labs

    Plan 9 from Bell Labs is a research operating system designed as the next step in operating system evolution beyond Unix.

    SDF has sponsored a series of Boot Camps to introduce new users Plan 9. This section of the tutorial is a collection of the Campers' discoveries.


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