Internet Secrets

Internet Secrets

by John R. Levine, Carol Baroudi


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Internet secrets® 2nd Edition Get More Out of Your Time Online Packed with timesaving shortcuts, performance-enhancing tips, and little-known facts, this insider's guide shows you how to make the most of the Internet, from broadband connections and advanced searches to Web site design and e-commerce strategies. Now completely updated with coverage of all the latest technologies, Internet Secrets, 2nd Edition, is all you need to make the Web work for you. Unleash the Power of the Internet
*The inside scoop on broadband connections
*The bottom line on browsers
*The last word on Internet searches
*Indispensable e-mail tips, including how to filter out spam
*Intriguing news about Usenet newsgroups
*The ins and outs of Web site design
*Little-known facts about HTML, XML, and scripting
*Hidden details no one else tells you about e-commerce
*Invaluable information on running an intranet or ISP
*Insider advice to help you go global
*Advanced techniques for security, from firewalls to cryptographyLeading Internet tools and utilities on CD-ROM MAC Windows
*Acrobat Reader
*BBEdit Lite
*HotDog Professional
*Paint Shop Pro
*Stufflt Expander and DropStuff
*And more!Shareware programs are fully functional, free trial versions of copyrighted programs. If you like particular programs, register with their author for a nominal fee and receive licenses, enhanced versions, and technical support. Freeware programs are free, copyrighted games, applications, and utilities. You can copy them to as many PCs as you like — free — but they have no technical support. Learn to effectively fight spam

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781568844527
Publisher: Wiley, John & Sons, Incorporated
Publication date: 03/01/1995
Pages: 990
Product dimensions: 7.35(w) x 9.21(h) x 2.07(d)

About the Author

About the Author John R. Levine has written or cowritten a dozen computer books, including several bestselling Internet titles. A former software developer, John lectures frequently on the Internet and moderates a newsgroup. He is also a board member of the Coalition Against Unsolicited E-mail, a user advocacy group, and runs the Network Abuse Clearinghouse, which helps users deal with abusive online behavior.

Table of Contents



PART I: Getting to Know the Internet.

Chapter 1: How Does the Internet Work?

Chapter 2: Who's Paying for the Bandwidth?

Chapter 3: Internet Standards.

Chapter 4: The DNS Wars.

Chapter 5: How the Domain Name System Works.

Chapter 6: Whither the Internet.

Chapter 7: Internet Culture and Folklore.

PART II: Internet Power.

Chapter 8: Connecting to the Internet.

Chapter 9: Scenes from the Browser Wars.

Chapter 10: Using FTP.

PART III: E-mail Power.

Chapter 11: How Does E-mail Work?

Chapter 12: E-mail Filtering with Procmail.

Chapter 13: Running a Mailing List.

Chapter 14: All About Spam.

Chapter 15: How Does Usenet Work?

Chapter 16: Power Usenet for UNIX and Linux.

Chapter 17: Internet Telephony.

PART IV: A Crash Course in Web Site Design.

Chapter 18: Cool Web Design Principles.

Chapter 19: A Quick Course in HTML.

Chapter 20: Extensions to HTML.

Chapter 21: Just Enough XML for the Web.

Chapter 22: Programming and Scripting.

PART V: Creating a Presence on the Internet.

Chapter 23: What Is E-Business.

Chapter 24: Promoting and Advertising Your Web Site.

Chapter 25: Push Technology.

Chapter 26: Analyzing Traffic on Your Web Site.

Chapter 27: How to Set Up a Business on the Web.

Chapter 28: Web Storefronts.

Chapter 29: Electronic Commerce.

PART VI: Really Secret Stuff.

Chapter 30: Intranets and Extranets.

Chapter 31: Becoming an ISP.

Chapter 32: Internationalization.

Chapter 33: Internet Legal Issues.

Chapter 34: Securing Your WebServer with a Firewall.

Chapter 35: Protecting Your Web Server.

Chapter 36: Cryptography and Encryption Techniques.

Chapter 37: Picking a Strong Passphrase Using Diceware.

Chapter 38: CipherSaber: Strong Cryptography You Can Write Yourself.

Chapter 39: Pretty Good Privacy.

PART VII: Online Communication.

Chapter 40: Online Chatting.

Chapter 41: Power IRC.

Chapter 42: MUDs, Avatars, and Other Fun Stuff.

Chapter 43: Internet Gaming.

Chapter 44: Internet Access for People with Disabilities.

Appendix A: About the CD-ROM.

Appendix B: The Diceware Word List.

Appendix C: National Domains and Registrars.



End-User License Agreement.

CD-ROM Installation Instructions.

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