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Chapter 21. Connecting to the Internet > Connecting to Your ISP

Connecting to Your ISP

Many ISPs offer a type of account called a shell account. This account enables you to dial in to the ISP's system using just about any type of computer, provided it has a terminal emulation program that is compatible with the terminal emulation of the shell account (most are). After you have connected, the terminal emulation program gives you a window to a Unix host at the ISP (which means that you'll be using Unix commands), from which you can perform most Internet-related work. Most shell accounts include a certain amount of disk space in which you can store files you've retrieved from other systems or have uploaded from your own computer, and often you can even upload Web pages to the disk space and use the WWW services of your ISP to serve those Web pages up to others.

To connect to an ISP with a shell account, you use a terminal emulation program such as Procomm Plus, SmartTerm, or one of many others. Good shareware terminal emulation programs are also available, such as the top-rated Telix, Qmodem, or SlickTerminal, all of which can be downloaded from a number of Internet sites, including www.zdnet.com.


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