Contents of the README file
Automatic Network Management Software
VERY IMPORTANT - PLEASE PRINT & READ ALL OF THIS FILE !
Use COPY README LPT1
You are free to distribute this software as you wish.
******** Please distribute the file AUTOM.EXE ***********
This will save you time and money and will ensure all files are
To install AutoMan :
MAKE AND USE A BACKUP COPY OF THE MASTER DISKS BEFORE YOU COMMENCE
INSTALLATION! USE DISKCOPY (See your DOS Manual for further information)
1] Shareware versions
Just unzip files into a single directory. As you will probably
already know, AUTOM.EXE is a self extracting file.
2] Purchased Versions
Place disk 1 in any local drive.
Type A:INSTALL or B:INSTALL
Follow instructions on screen and in manual for further information.
If you are having difficulty please contact :
FAX : 44-(0)-625-536763
A manual is contained in the file AUTOMAN.LST. Print this to a printer with
COPY AUTOMAN.LST LPT1
Where LPT1 is your local printer port
We suggest you install the software into \P\AUTOMAN
Placing various program files behind this \P directory may enable you to keep
your root directory more tidy, while giving an insignificant reduction in
Once installed the files can simply be copied to another directory if they
are required to be moved at a later date.
Once installed, Type AUTOMAN to start the program.
After an initial information page, you will then be given the option to run the
AutoMan tutorial, provided this is a fresh installation. [See manual for
DEFINITION OF SHAREWARE
Shareware distribution gives users a chance to try software
before buying it. If you try a Shareware program and continue
using it, you are expected to register. Individual programs
differ on details -- some request registration while others
require it, some specify a maximum trial period. With
registration, you get anything from the simple right to continue
using the software to an updated program with printed manual.
Copyright laws apply to both Shareware and commercial software,
and the copyright holder retains all rights, with a few specific
exceptions as stated below. Shareware authors are accomplished
programmers, just like commercial authors, and the programs are
of comparable quality. (In both cases, there are good programs
and bad ones!) The main difference is in the method of
distribution. The author specifically grants the right to copy
and distribute the software, either to all and sundry or to a
specific group. For example, some authors require written
permission before a commercial disk vendor may copy their
Shareware is a distribution method, not a type of software. You
should find software that suits your needs and pocketbook,
whether it's commercial or Shareware. The Shareware system makes
fitting your needs easier, because you can try before you buy.
And because the overhead is low, prices are low also. Shareware
has the ultimate money-back guarantee -- if you don't use the
product, you don't pay for it.
DISCLAIMER - AGREEMENT
Users of AutoMan must accept this disclaimer of warranty:
AutoMan is supplied as is. The author disclaims all
warranties, expressed or implied, including, without limitation,
the warranties of merchantability and of fitness for any purpose.
The author assumes no liability for damages, direct or conse-
quential, which may result from the use of AutoMan.
AutoMan is a "shareware program" and is provided at no charge
to the user for evaluation. Feel free to share it with your
friends, but please do not give it away altered or as part of
another system. The essence of "user-supported" software is to
provide personal computer users with quality software without
high prices, and yet to provide incentive for programmers to
continue to develop new products. If you find this program
useful and find that you are using AutoMan and continue to use
AutoMan after a reasonable trial period, you must make a reg-
istration payment of 29 (Sterling 29 Pounds) to Go Software.
The 29 (Sterling 29 Pounds) registration fee will license one copy
for use on any one computer at any one time. You must treat this
software just like a book. An example is that this software
may be used by any number of people and may be freely moved
from one computer location to another, so long as there is no
possibility of it being used at one location while it's being
used at another. Just as a book cannot be read by two different
persons at the same time.
Commercial users of AutoMan must register and pay for their
copies of AutoMan within 30 days of first use or their license
is withdrawn. Site-License arrangements may be made by con-
tacting Go Software.
Anyone distributing AutoMan for any kind of remuneration must
first contact Go Software at the address below for authorization.
This authorization will be automatically granted to distributors
recognized by the (ASP) as adhering to its guidelines for
shareware distributors, and such distributors may begin offering
AutoMan immediately (However Go Software must still be advised so
that the distributor can be kept up-to-date with the latest
version of AutoMan.).
You are encouraged to pass a copy of AutoMan along to your
friends for evaluation. Please encourage them to register their
copy if they find that they can use it. All registered users
will receive a copy of the latest version of the AutoMan