Internet: The Complete Reference

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Now completely revised and updated, The Internet Complete Reference is the comprehensive guide that no Net surfer should be without. Internet guru Harley Hahn shows you everything you need to know to access and use today's Internet. He provides a thorough and straightforward introduction to the important ideas and concepts that often bog down and discourage newcomers. Described as" . . . the best how-to book . . ." by The Washington Post, it is the only one-stop resource you'll ...
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Overview

Now completely revised and updated, The Internet Complete Reference is the comprehensive guide that no Net surfer should be without. Internet guru Harley Hahn shows you everything you need to know to access and use today's Internet. He provides a thorough and straightforward introduction to the important ideas and concepts that often bog down and discourage newcomers. Described as" . . . the best how-to book . . ." by The Washington Post, it is the only one-stop resource you'll need. (Communications/Networking)

This volume offers a comprehensive introduction and resource to Internet--the international on-line communications and information network with millions of users. Hahn explains various Internet resources such as Usernet news, Archie servers, the WAIS indexed databases, and much more. Ideal for all Internet users, from beginners to pros.

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  • ISBN-13: 9780078819803
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Companies, The
  • Publication date: 10/1/1993
  • Pages: 817
  • Product dimensions: 5.98 (w) x 7.40 (h) x 1.61 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction
Acknowledgments
1 Introduction 1
2 Understanding the Internet 9
3 How to Connect to the Internet 33
4 Internet Addressing 47
5 The Internet Mail System 67
6 The Standard Unix Mail System Program 89
7 Using Telnet to Connect to Remote Hosts 119
8 Fingering the World 135
9 Introduction to Usenet 157
10 Understanding Usenet Articles 183
11 Reading and Posting Usenet Articles 207
12 The rn Newsreader 225
13 The trn Newsreader 241
14 The nn Newsreader 257
15 The tin Newsreader 277
16 Anonymous FTP 297
17 Using Archie to Find Anonymous FTP Files 331
18 Files Used on the Internet 363
19 Talking 393
20 Internet Relay Chat 411
21 The Gopher, Veronica, and Jughead 429
22 Finding Someone on the Internet 459
23 Wais 475
24 World Wide Web 495
25 Mailing Lists 515
Catalog of Internet Resources 537
A: Public Access to the Internet 687
B: Public Archie Servers 717
C: Public Gopher Clients 721
D: Public Wais Clients 725
E: Public World Wide Web Browsers 729
F: List of Top-Level Internet Domains 733
G: List of Usenet Discussion Groups 739
Index 795
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