Sixpak is on a static IP with a hostname entry in the DNS table. This costs extra at UCLA, yet is provided free at most other universities. The resnet static IPs are 164.67.XXX.236. Check your IP, Hostname, and Browser
Each floor, house, or whatever has a hub. Within this hub you can run any protocol. IPX for netgames, NetBIOS or NetBEUI for Windows networking (this can also be done with TCP/IP). Outside of the hub, TCP/IP must be used.
You have a hostname! It's sXXX-YYY.resnet.ucla.edu, (example: sometimes I get s112-24.resnet.ucla.edu) where XXX and YYY corrospond to 164.67.XXX.YYY in your IP address. If a program reports another hostname for your computer, it's wrong and won't work from elsewhere on the 'net. For instance, if your computer is named mycomp (in the control panel-network settings), your computer will think that it's mycomp.resnet.ucla.edu. This is not the case. Use the sXXX-YYY.resnet.ucla.edu address for access from outside your computer. From inside the resnet network, only the first part needs to be entered. For example, you can simply type sixpak in netscape to access this computer.
Keeping the IP static
You are given a 24 hour lease on your IP. You can check this by running winipcfg (Win95 users only). To keep your IP, renew it right before you shut down. If you start up within 24 hours, you'll keep your IP. (I'm not 100% sure that this is the case, if anyone has more info on this, please mail me at the above address)