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Church Of The
Swimming Elephant


Cotse Help Desk & Support
A Guide to Networking & Security for Beginners

We understand the frustrations involved when building your first computer system or developing your first computer network. The Cotse Helpdesk is here to help educate the uninitiated and to provide tools, documents and other related material that will assist in your quest for information.

John Holstein, Cotse's Help Desk Coordinator

Tip of the Day

Cotse RC5 Team

The Cotse Helpdesk Team, along with many volunteers are making an effort to help crack the RC5 Challenge with and YOU can help!

Help Desk Navigation

Cotse.Net Support Center

Questions and Answers about
"All Things Cotse" including the Cotse.Net Subscription Services.

Networking for Beginners

A basic approach to networking your computer systems. Windows, Linux, and Patch Cable Wiring.

Computer Security

Beginners guide to Computer Security.


A few useful tools to get you started.


Cryptography in a nutshell.

Helpdesk Editorials
and News Section

A recent addition, this section covers editorials written exclusively for the Helpdesk and Cyber Related News.

"What is..."

A series of documents that will attempt to better explain the history and use of many computer related subjects.

"How to..."

A compilation of new and old documents that educate the user on a particular subject. Some of these documents may be found within other Help Desk Topic Areas.

Basic DOS

A Basic Understanding of a Disk Operating System via Command Line.

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