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Canadian National Railways


Company name: Canadian National Railways
Contact: Don Lafontaine
Phone: 514-399-7321
Fax: 514-399-8105
E-Mail: lafont02@cn.ca
WWW URL: http://www.cn.ca/en/index.htm

Transportation (Railway)


Canadian National Railways uses Linux for the following functions:

  • X-Windows:

    • X-Windows terminal (display, keyboard, mouse -- applications run elsewhere)
    • X-Windows server (runs applications, possibly exports display)
  • Network file server:

    • NFS server for other PCs and Unix systems.
  • Print server:

    • Print spooler using lpd (Unix, NFS clients)
  • Internet client software - WWW

    • NetScape Navigator.
    • Lynx.
  • Internet client software - mail

    • Pine.
    • Elm.
    • Mail.
    • Netscape's mail client.
  • Network management:

    • Internet or WAN router.
    • Internet or WAN firewall.
  • Electronic mail server:

    • POP-3 server.
    • IMAP server.
    • SMTP server (sendmail, others).
    • SMTP mail router.
  • Network services provided to local users:

    • HTTP (World-Wide Web) server or cache.
    • ''Regular'' (user-ID and password required) ftp server.
    • Anonymous ftp server.
    • News server or cache.
    • Accepts telnet connections.
    • Accepts secure-shell (ssh) connections.
    • Services finger requests.
    • Other services.
  • Network services provided to remote users over dial-up or the Internet:

    • HTTP (World-Wide Web) server or cache.
    • ''Regular'' (user-ID and password required) ftp server.
    • Anonymous ftp server.
  • Software development tools:

    • C and/or C++
    • Java
    • Perl
    • Guile
    • Tcl/Tk
    • Bourne, Korn, C or another shell; using sed, awk, grep and similar tools.
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