ISBN-10:
013011037X
ISBN-13:
9780130110374
Pub. Date:
09/30/1998
Publisher:
Prentice Hall Professional Technical Reference
Introduction to the Internet for Engineers and Computer Scientists / Edition 2

Introduction to the Internet for Engineers and Computer Scientists / Edition 2

by Scott D. James, JamesScott D. James

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Overview

Covers Internet basics for engineers and computer scientists, while anticipating the interests of these sophisticated users. I he looK presents services available on the Internet and how to use them effectively. Among these are access to timely data, maintaining contact with colleagues, and the ability to use specific types of software.

Discusses a wide range of important topics, including e-mail; mailing lists; FTP; HTML; JAVA; IRC; and TCP/IP. After presenting a concept, the book provides a quick example of that particular tool or resource in use. Each chapter is prefaced with a spotlight on some area in which science and/or engineering has been applied to solve a current problem.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780130110374
Publisher: Prentice Hall Professional Technical Reference
Publication date: 09/30/1998
Series: ESource: The Prentice Hall Engineering Source Series
Edition description: Older Edition
Pages: 167
Product dimensions: 8.05(w) x 9.96(h) x 0.54(d)

Table of Contents

ABOUT ESOURCE V
1 INTRODUCTION TO THE INTERNET
1(8)
1.1 History
2(1)
1.2 Internet Culture
3(1)
1.3 General Netiquette
3(2)
1.4 Advantages and Disadvantages of the Internet
5(2)
1.5 Technical Issues
7(2)
2 E-MAIL AND FINDING ADDRESSES
9(18)
2.1 E-Mail
10(4)
2.1.1 A Sample Text-based E-mail Session
10(2)
2.1.2 A Sample Graphical-Based E-mail Session
12(2)
2.2 How Do I Find a Person's E-mail Address?
14(4)
2.2.1 Finger
14(2)
2.2.2 Use InterNIC's White Pages Database
16(1)
2.2.3 WHOIS
16(1)
2.2.4 Netfind
17(1)
2.2.5 Knowbot Information Service (KIS)
17(1)
2.2.6 UseNet User List
18(1)
2.3 Files and E-mail
18(4)
2.4 Legal Issues and Etiquette Concerning E-mail
22(1)
2.4.1 Encryption
22(1)
2.4.2 Etiquette
23(1)
2.5 E-Mailing Outside of the Internet
23(2)
2.5.1 Summary of Services and Required Formats
24(1)
2.6 Final Note on E-mail
25(2)
3 MAILING LISTS AND USENET NEWS
27(12)
3.1 Mailing Lists
28(2)
3.1.1 How Do I Find Which Mailing Lists Are Available?
28(1)
3.1.2 How Do I Subscribe to a Mailing List?
28(1)
3.1.3 Other Mailing List Commands
29(1)
3.1.4 How Do I Post a Message to a List to Which I Am Subscribed?
30(1)
3.2 Using Majordomo Mailing Lists
30(1)
3.2.1 How Do I Find Majordomo Lists?
31(1)
3.2.2 Different Types of Lists
31(1)
3.3 UseNet News
31(5)
3.3.1 A Few Newsgroups
32(1)
3.3.2 What Is In a Group Name?
32(1)
3.3.3 How Do I Get Started on UseNet?
33(1)
3.3.4 What Are the Common Tasks I Can Perform on UseNet?
33(3)
3.4 Writing Postings: A Checklist
36(1)
3.5 Alternative Ways of Receiving UseNet News
36(3)
3.5.1 E-Mail
36(1)
3.5.2 Gopher
37(1)
3.5.3 Web Browsers
37(2)
4 TELNET, FTP, AND LOCATING FILES
39(18)
4.1 Telnet
40(3)
4.1.1 How Do I Telnet?
40(1)
4.1.2 An Example of Using Telnet
41(1)
4.1.3 Some Telnet Sites to Practice with
42(1)
4.2 Alternative Ways of Telneting
43(1)
4.2.1 Gopher
43(1)
4.2.2 Web Browsers
44(1)
4.3 FTP
44(6)
4.3.1 How Do I Use FTP?
44(4)
4.3.2 Sample FTP Sites to Start with
48(2)
4.4 What Do All the File Extensions Mean?
50(1)
4.5 Alternative Ways of FTPing
51(1)
4.6 How Can I Find Files?
51(6)
4.6.1 A Sample Archie Search
54(1)
4.6.2 A List of Publicly Available Archie Servers in the U.S. and Canada
55(2)
5 GOPHER AND WAIS
57(14)
5.1 Gopher
58(4)
5.1.1 Gopher-Related Terms
58(1)
5.1.2 How Do I Use Gopher?
58(1)
5.1.3 An Example of the Use of Gopher
58(3)
5.1.4 Gopher Server Sites to Start with
61(1)
5.2 Using Veronica to Search Gopherspace
62(3)
5.3 Using Jughead to Search Gopherspace
65(1)
5.4 A Final Gopher Use
65(1)
5.5 WAIS
65(3)
5.5.1 How Do I Use WAIS?
66(1)
5.5.2 An Example of the Use of WAIS
66(2)
5.6 Performing a WAIS Search via e-mail
68(1)
5.7 The Future of WAIS
68(3)
6 THE WORLD WIDE WEB AND HTML
71(34)
6.1 WWW: The World Wide Web
72(11)
6.1.1 WWW-Related Terms
72(1)
6.1.2 A Sample Web Browser
73(1)
6.1.3 Finding Out More About WWW
74(1)
6.1.4 A Few Web Sites to Start with
75(1)
6.1.5 Search Sites
76(7)
6.2 Creating Web Pages with HTML
83(15)
6.2.1 The Basic HTML Page
83(2)
6.2.2 Text-formatting Tags
85(2)
6.2.3 Other Text Gadgets
87(2)
6.2.4 Working with Images
89(1)
6.2.5 Creating Links
90(8)
6.3 Browser Add-ins
98(3)
6.3.1 VRML
99(1)
6.3.2 Language Add-ins
100(1)
6.4 Channels
100(1)
6.5 A Last Resort to Accessing the Web
101(4)
7 LIVE COMMUNICATIONS ON THE INTERNET
105(12)
7.1 The Talk Program
106(1)
7.2 IRC: Internet Relay Chat
107(3)
7.2.1 Running IRC
107(1)
7.2.2 Using IRC
108(2)
7.2.3 One Final Note: IRCbots
110(1)
7.3 The Future of Live Communications
110(7)
7.3.1 RealAudio
111(1)
7.3.2 StreamWorks
112(5)
8 JAVA
117(28)
8.1 Introduction to Java
118(1)
8.2 Requirements to Use Java
119(1)
8.3 Applets vs. Applications
119(6)
8.4 Basics of the Java Language
125(8)
8.4.1 Comments
125(1)
8.4.2 Variables
125(1)
8.4.3 Basic Operators in Java
126(1)
8.4.4 Strings
126(1)
8.4.5 Basic Program Output with the Println Statement
127(1)
8.4.6 Making Decisions with the If Statement
127(2)
8.4.7 Getting Input from the Keyboard
129(1)
8.4.8 Loop Structures in Java
130(3)
8.5 More on Applets
133(10)
8.6 The Future of Java
143(2)
9 COMPUTER SECURITY AND THE INTERNET
145(8)
9.1 Password Attacks
146(1)
9.2 Social Engineering
147(1)
9.3 Data Interception
147(3)
9.3.1 Packet Sniffers
147(1)
9.3.2 Keystroke Logging
148(1)
9.3.3 Modified Programs
148(1)
9.4 Operating System and Protocol Holes
149(1)
9.5 Computer Viruses
150(1)
9.6 What to Do If You Are Attacked
151(2)
APPENDIX A: THE TCP/IP PROTOCOL 153(4)
A.1 Protocols 153(1)
A.2 Internet Address Classes 154(3)
APPENDIX B: MISCELLANEOUS INTERNET PROGRAMS 157(4)
B.1 IP-Address Resolver 157(1)
B.2 Ping 157(1)
B.3 Traceroute 158(3)
APPENDIX C: COMMON INTERNET ITEMS 161(2)
BIBLIOGRAPHY 163(2)
INDEX 165

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