+To try out the simplest of translators, you can go the following simple steps:
+$ setrans hello /hurd/hello
+What you do with these steps is first verifying that the file "hello" is empty.
+Then you setup the translator /hurd/hello in the file/node hello.
+After that you check the contents of the file, and the translator returns "Hello World!".
+To finish it, you tell the translator to go away from the file "hello" via "settrans -g hello" and verify that now the file is empty again.
+We already setup a a transparent FTP translator for you at /ftp:
+With it you can easily access public FTP via the file system, for example the one from the free university of Berlin:
+$ ls /ftp://ftp.fu-berlin.de/
+But you can also do this very easily yourself:
+$ # Create file named "ftp:"
+$ # Now setup the translator
+$ settrans ftp: /hurd/hostmux /hurd/ftpfs /
+and you can access FTP sites via the pseudo-directory ftp:, for example with
+$ ls ftp://ftp.fu-berlin.de/
+What you do here is setting up the translator /hurd/hostmux on ftp: and passing it the translator /hurd/ftpfs to use for resolving accesses as well as / as additional path component.
+These were only two basic usages of translators on the Hurd. We're sure you'll quickly see many other ways to use this.
+As a last comment: You can setup a translator on any node you have access to, so you can for example mount any filesystems as normal user.
+You might currently be logged in as root, but you could just as well do the same as normal user.
+Why don't you try it out?