Glossary

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Entry Maintenance

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- modified 7/27/00 -

*** Information found on this page is to be used by departmental proxies ONLY.
Please do not distribute access to this web page. Thanks. ***
*Acmaint
Acmaint (account maintenance) was created to allow the coordination of several computer account systems across campus. The primary purpose of this was to allow students to use one account and password for the different resources. Please see additional information at:

http://directory.purdue.edu/Proxy/acmaint.html

*Departmental Proxy
A departmental proxy has the capability of changing Purdue Electronic Directory fields for all individuals in their department.

*Mailing List
A mailing list is non-person directory entry that has an email address associated with it. Example: mydepartment@purdue.edu

Disposition of mail sent to this address is controlled by the setting in the "service" field entry for "mydepartment". For a mailing list, the service field entry will be set to "mailinglist". Mail sent to this address will either be sent directly to the list of subscribers to "mydepartment" or, if the mailing list is moderated, to it's moderator.

*Non-person Entry
Non-person directory entries allow the Mailhub electronic directory to contain information about the various organizations, programs, centers, institutes, etc. at Purdue. Non-person entries are similar to the person entries already in the directory containing fields such as name, alias, nickname, campus, department, email, phone, fax, url, proxy, and service. Non-person entries can ONLY be created by a departmental proxy. Non-person entries are also known as "unit" entries.

*Non-person Forwarding Entry
A Non-person Forwarding Entry is non-person directory entry that has an email address associated with it.
Example: mydepartment@purdue.edu

Disposition of mail sent to this address is controlled by the setting in the "service" field entry for "mydepartment". For a Non-person Forwarding Entry, the service field entry would be set to "forward". Mail sent to this address would forward onto the list of recipients. (Please note: this is much easier than creating a Mailing List. If you only need to forward email to multiple recipients, this is the best solution.)

*PH Command Line
You can access the Purdue Electronic Directory by using a PH client. A full-featured ph client is available on all CS, ECN and Instructional Computing Services UNIX computers. If you do not have a local client that will provide you access, you can telnet to directory.purdue.edu and connect using login name "lookup". Then login using your alias and password.

*Proxy
A proxy has the capability of changing Purdue Electronic Directory fields for individuals on their behalf. Proxy can consist of one or more people (up to 10 maximum).

*Unit Entry
Unit directory entries allow the Mailhub electronic directory to contain information about the various organizations, programs, centers, institutes, etc. at Purdue. Unit entries are similar to the person entries already in the directory containing fields such as name, alias, nickname, campus, department, email, phone, fax, url, proxy, and service. Unit entries can ONLY be created by a departmental proxy. Unit entries are also known as "non-person" entries.


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Utility Software Services (USS), a part of ITaP's Computing Services, is responsible for centralized "utility" services, including: E-mail services, the Purdue Electronic Directory, local and 800 dialup services, Purdue's Internet News Server, the main Purdue web server, Purdue's Public FTP server, DNS, Virtual Private Network (VPN), Active Directory, and lab/ResNet printing.

"E-mail services" indicated above include @purdue.edu e-mail addresses, SMTP routing, mail storage with POP/IMAP retrieval, Mailing Lists, Purdue Web Mail, Direct Student Services Mailing, and other centralized mail services.

Please use the following email address to report any problems, comments, and documentation errors for Proxy and Mailing List: mailhub-admin@purdue.edu.

Page modified: 7/27/00