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The Internet navigator

Author: Paul Gilster
Publisher: New York : Wiley, ©1993.
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Guide to the Internet computer network with information on sending and receiving electronic mail, locating service providers, and more.
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Gilster, Paul, 1949-
Internet navigator.
New York : Wiley, ©1993
(OCoLC)622655725
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Paul Gilster
ISBN: 0471597821 9780471597827
OCLC Number: 28337476
Description: xxiv, 470 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
Contents: The Pleasures of Hypertext --
14. An Internet Toolbox. finger Finds People and Information. nslookup. netfind. Using WHOIS. Using the NetMail Database. Finding People with CSOs. Knowbots and the Intelligent Directory. Digging Out a Name From USENET. BITNET. Foreword / Vinton G. Cerf --
1. A Wild Surmise. Destinations You Haven't Thought Of. Internet Echoes from All Over. Via the Internet to the Asteroids. Finding a Map of Finland. Software in Profusion. Tracking White House Press Releases. Burrowing into the INTERNIC. Rocky Mountain High. Checking Out the News on Campus. All the Way to the Supreme Court. To New Zealand by way of USENET. On-Line to Ancient Greece. A Nice Day for Networking. BITNET and the Overstuffed Mailbox. The Internet Catch --
2. The Internet Defined. A Brief History of the Internet. The Structure of the Internet. Managing the Internet. Key Internet Organizations. Internet Documentation. Network Information Centers. International Connectivity List --
3. Signing On to the Internet. Dial-Up Connectivity and the Client/Server Model. Terminal Emulation. Signing on --
A Personal Odyssey. Using a Local Bulletin Board. Commercial On-Line Services. The Free-Net Advantage. A New Alternative --
DELPHI and BIX. Commercial Dial-Up Providers. SLIPping onto the Internet. Full Access: The Internet's Holy Grail --
4. One Language Among Many. Why UNIX? Of Interfaces and Complexity. Dial-Up Assumptions. The Smattering of UNIX You'll Need. Understanding UNIX Files. UNIX Directory Structure. Basic UNIX Commands --
5. Files by the Gigabyte. Shareware and Public Domain Software. Description of Archive Sites. Courtesy When Using FTP. A Sample FTP Session. The NIC Goldmine. Getting Files to Your Computer. Translating ASCII for Your Computer. Xmodem Parameters. Other Xmodem Options. Retrieving Two Useful Files. Basic FTP Principles Applied. Uncompressing a File. Using archie to Track Down Files --
6. Telnet Shrinks the World. Telnet Versus Dial-Up Systems. Through Telnet to the Gateway City. Learning the Commands. The Telnet Command Structure. Using Computer Ports. Telnet and "Big Blue Iron" --
7. A World of Electronic Mail. Shattering the Borders. A Word to Users of Commercial On-Line Services. Electronic Mail Defined. Electronic Mail Programs. What Is Mail? Putting Mail to Work. Internet Addressing --
The Long Way Home. Hitting a Brick Wall. A Brief Look at elm. Electronic Mail Manners --
8. Electronic Mail as a Gateway to the Internet. Retrieving Files by Mail. Finding Files to Retrieve --
archie Through Electronic Mail. WAIS by Electronic Mail. Sending Electronic Mail to Other Networks. Mailing Lists and Electronic Journals. A Final Caution --
9. BITNET: The Art of the List. Why BITNET. BITNET's Background. BITNET and the Medieval University. When Analogies Fail. Bringing Order to the Chaos. BITNET's Mailing List Community. The Niceties of BITNET Participation. Puzzling Out a BITNET Address. LISTSERV and the Pleasures of Automation. Signing on to a List. BITNET Archives --
Where the Treasure Is. LISTSERV's Database Capabilities. Delving Deeper Into the Database. Tapping BITNET as a Reference Source. Narrowing Down the Search. Using Logical Operators. Adding to the Library. BITNET via USENET. The Future of BITNET --
10. Electronic Journals, Mailing Lists, and Project Gutenberg. The Internet's Mailing Lists. Topics in Profusion. Tapping an Archive. The Electronic Publishing Edge. Project Gutenberg and the Next Publishing Revolution. Living on the Textual Frontier --
11. USENET: Keeping Up with the News. What is USENET? USENET Newsgroups. USENET Topics. Useful USENET Lists. Reading the News. Configuring trn. Knowing What to Read. The Core Newsgroups. Using trn to Read Your Newsgroups. Moving Photographs Over the Network. FAQs and How to Find Them. USENET Rules of the Road --
12. Resource Discovery: Knowing Where and How to Look. gopher Tracks Resources. veronica Saves the Day. HYTELNET Power --
13. Tracking Down Information. Wide Area Information Servers. World Wide Web.
Responsibility: Paul Gilster ; [foreword by Vinton G. Cerf].

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Guide to the Internet computer network with information on sending and receiving electronic mail, locating service providers, and more.

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