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The HitchHiker's Guide to Internet

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The comprehensive guide to exploring the resources, tools, and fun on the Internet!
  • Covers the Internet comprehensively in a tone that plays well to the cyberactive personality
  • Covers how the Internet works, instructions on transferring files and mail, advice on how to find someone, tips on staying out of trouble, and lots of other practical and fun facts
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Overview

The comprehensive guide to exploring the resources, tools, and fun on the Internet!
  • Covers the Internet comprehensively in a tone that plays well to the cyberactive personality
  • Covers how the Internet works, instructions on transferring files and mail, advice on how to find someone, tips on staying out of trouble, and lots of other practical and fun facts
  • Disk includes WinNet, Indexed Files, List Search, and more
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This book/disk combination shows how to connect to the Internet and explains ftp and telnet, USENET, news groups, mailing lists, and other on-line services. Discusses the history and structure of the Internet, legal considerations, and hardware and software requirements, and includes a catalog listing of Internet services and service providers. The companion disk contains WinNET software, and a list of some 3,000 Internet news groups and mailing lists. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781565293533
  • Publisher: Que
  • Publication date: 12/21/1993
  • Edition description: Special ed
  • Pages: 1188

Table of Contents

Introducing the Internet 1
1 The Internet: Infrastructure for the Information Age 3
2 The History of the Internet 27
3 The Structure of the Internet 61
4 Finding and Using Internet Resources 103
5 Legal Considerations of Internet Usage 131
6 The Future of the Internet 241
Features and Services 281
7 Using E-Mail 283
8 Using ftp and telnet 331
9 USENET 369
10 Determining the Level of Internet Service You Need 415
11 Connections Beyond the Internet 441
Tools and Technology 461
12 Hardware and Software 463
13 Aids to Navigating the Internet 503
Service Providers 537
14 BBS, UUCP, and Other Polled Services 539
15 On-Line Services and Terminal Servers 585
16 SLIP and PPP Service 597
17 Dedicated Connections 609
Resource Reference 619
18 Host Resource Guide 621
19 USENET News Groups Index 663
20 USENET News Groups Descriptions 701
21 Indexes to RFC, FYI, and STD Documents 953
Appendixes 1045
A Using the Companion Disk 1047
B Getting On-Line with CompuServe, America Online, and Delphi 1081
C UNIX Quick Reference 1097
D Glossary 1149
E Bibliography 1161
F Open Letter to Internet Software and Service Providers 1167
Index 1169
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