Obtaining Kits on a Mac System

To access copies of software distribution kits on our local server from a Mac OS X system you may do one of the following.

Recommended method

This recommended method should work through all of our standard firewalls.

  • Go to the main menu bar (which starts with Finder).
  • Click on "Go".
  • Select "Network"
  • Select "Physics".
  • Select "LOCALKITS".
  • Click "Connect".
    • Workgroup or Domain: physics
    • Name: username
    • Password: password
  • Click on "OK".
  • Select the share for the kit you want from the drop-down list e.g. OxKits_MATLAB .
  • Click "OK".
  • You will then see the MATLAB kits.
  • Select the kit you require and copy the complete kit into a local (temporary work) directory on a local disk on your Mac system.

Alternative method

This method will not work through firewalls which block the SMB protocol.

  • Go to the main menu bar (which starts with Finder).
  • Click on "Go".
  • Select "Connect to server"
  • Type in:
    smb://LOCALKITS.physics.ox.ac.uk/

    and then select "OxKits_MATLAB" from the list presented. You will then be prompted for your Physics Windows network authentication details:

    • Domain: physics
    • Username: yourusername
    • Password: yourpassword
  • You will then see the MATLAB kits.
  • Select the kit you require and copy the complete kit into a local folder on your Mac system.

If you cannot find what you require on LOCALKITS look on the old kits server CSXP12 as some packages may not yet have been transferred.

Further information on licensing, etc for individual packages is available.

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