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There are three different ways of obtaining the necessary packages
from our electronic distribution machines. We recommend against
obtaining HeNCE and PVM (especially in binary form) from any sites
other than ours.
- Xnetlib. If you have xnetlib  installed, you
can obtain the HeNCE packages using it. Xnetlib is a graphical
interface to a large library of software and documents that are of
interest to computational scientists. Xnetlib itself can be obtained
by means of netlib or by anonymous ftp to ftp.netlib.org. PVM is
in the pvm3 directory, and hence files are in the hence directory.
- Netlib. Netlib is an email server to the same repository used
by xnetlib. Using it, you can obtain all HeNCE packages via email.
Requests for the HeNCE software from netlib are made by sending an
email message to firstname.lastname@example.org containing the message ``send
index from hence''. An index of the available HeNCE software, User's
Guide, and how to obtain them will be sent back via return mail.
Since the files you will get are large, email is an inconvenient way
to receive them.
- Anonymous ftp. All HeNCE packages are available by anonymous
ftp to ftp.netlib.org [126.96.36.199]. PVM is in the pvm3
directory, and hence files are in the hence directory.