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PUBLICATION_DATE = 1995-03-13
NOTE = "Instructions for obtaining NAIF
Toolkit software via Internet.
Points to documentation on
Toolkit organization and use.
Compiled from notes
provided by Hester Neilan."
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Instructions for Obtaining the NAIF Toolkit via FTP
The NAIF Toolkit provides access to SPICE files. Files include
spacecraft and planetary ephemrides (SPK files), instrument mounting
information (IK files), attitidue data for spacecraft (CK files),
and histories of events (EK files).
NAIF has compressed tar files that contain the Toolkit software for
various operating systems. They are on a Sun SPARCstation 2 that
supports anonymous ftp. To obtain your copy of the software, you
should follow the scenario described below. Note that your computer
may have different prompts and may not have the same implementation
of ftp as the NAIF Sun. If you have problems with ftp, contact your
system administrator. If you still have problems, contact NAIF.
Documentation which accompanies the Toolkit describes formats of the
files. In the DOCUMENT directory of this archive volume see also
TK_DESCR.TXT and TK_INSTL.TXT, short descriptions of the Toolkit
organization and installation.
1. ftp to the NAIF Sun
If this address cannot be resolved, try the numeric address
for naif-sun, 126.96.36.199
2. Login as the user anonymous.
ftp❯ user anonymous
(or if you're given a prompt:
Name (han:naif): anonymous )
3. Enter your e-mail address for the password.
4. Change directory to where the toolkit files are located.
ftp❯ cd pub/naif/Toolkit/Sun
If your operating system is HP, SGI, Solaris, DECStation,
AlphaOSF1, or Mac, substitute that for "Sun" in the
5. "get" the files toolkit_install.txt and
toolkit_description.txt in ASCII mode. If the ftp default
mode on your machine is binary, you can change to ASCII
ftp❯ get toolkit_install.txt
ftp❯ get toolkit_description.txt
6. Set the transfer mode to binary.
7. "get" the compressed tar file toolkit.tar.Z. This tar
file contains the NAIF Toolkit software.
ftp❯ get toolkit.tar.Z
Follow the instructions in the file toolkit_install.txt and
extract the files. Do not build the executables or object library --
they are included in the compressed file. Try them out first to see
if they work on your machine. If they don't, then you'll want to