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    <h1>Utah Network Testbed - Web Interface FAQ</h1>
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    <li><h3>What do I need to do to be able to use the Testbed?</h3>
    <p>If you're here on your own, or you're the leader of a group
      of people who want to use the Testbed, the first step is to
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      apply to <em>create</em> a <em>project</em>. A project is an
      entity that has been approved to use the Testbed, and the
      project leader is held responsible for the actions of members of
      his/her project. The leader can allow users to join the project
      and use the Testbed as a member of his/her project.  To create a
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      project, click on the link in the side bar titled 'Start a
      Project'. Fill out the requested information, and your request
      will be submitted to the Testbed Approval Committee. 
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    <li><h3>Someone told me to join their project. How do I do
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      that?</h3>
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    <p>The process of joining an existing project is quite
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      simple. Go to the 'Join a Project' page, fill out the
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      form, and wait for the project leader to approve you. Once
      approved, you can log into the Testbed. Your project leader will
      control how much access you have to Testbed resources, within
      the limits given to the project as a whole.
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    <li><h3>I'm already a Testbed user, but I'm collaborating with
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      another project.  Can I join that project too?</h3>
    <p>Yes, if that project leader approves you.  
	Do the appropriate stuff on the 'Join a Project' page.
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    <li><h3>I've been approved. How do I use my account?</h3>
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    <p>The first step would be to come back here and log in to
	the Web interface. That
      will update list of options in the side bar.
	<!-- You might be
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      authorized to start projects or experiments, or maybe just to
      use the nodes in an experiment. Either way, your options will
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      show up in the side bar. -->
	Those will normally include starting a new "experiment"
	which leads to reserving a set of nodes, which leads to
	automatic creation of Unix accounts on those nodes for all members in your
	project. You will be able to use ssh to log into those machines.
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	You will also receive an
      account on the "control" machine, and from there will be able to access
      the test nodes' serial line consoles via 'tip' as well as access
	console log files.

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    <li><h3>You still haven't answered my question. Who can I
      ask?</h3>
    <p>You can try the other web pages for the Testbed, located on the
      <a href="http://www.cs.utah.edu/flux/testbed/"> Testbed
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	Homepage</a>, or in the
	<a href="http://www.cs.utah.edu/flux/testbed/doc/"> Testbed 
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	Documentation</a>. When all else fails, you can send e-mail
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	<a href="mailto:testbed-control@flux.cs.utah.edu">
        Testbed Control (testbed-control@flux.cs.utah.edu)</a>.
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