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Using Internet Tools

Whether you are using a shell account or a DOS window on a Windows computer connected to the Internet, you use two key Internet tools. Fortunately, these tools function almost identically either way; Telnet and FTP work similarly under Unix as in a DOS window.

Using the Telnet program is extremely easy. You simply type a command at the shell prompt, followed by the address of the computer to which you want to connect, and press Enter. When you connect to the computer in question, you are prompted for a username and password. After you've logged on to the remote system, you proceed just like you're sitting at a terminal connected to that other system. Working this way can get rather confusing after a while because you can use the remote system to telnet to another system, to yet another system, and so forth.


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