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Part V: Beyond Browsing > Tools for the Serious User: FTP and Telnet

Chapter 19. Tools for the Serious User: FTP and Telnet

People surfed the Net for over a decade before there was a World Wide Web. During those years, the principal tools for using the Net—other than email and newsgroups—were good old Telnet, FTP, and, in the final pre-Web years, Gopher. Once you get the hang of them, these tools aren't really any more difficult to use than the Web or email. But because they take you beyond the familiar confines of the more popular Internet tools, you might lump FTP, Telnet, and Gopher together as "serious" tools—after all, you won't use them unless you're serious enough about what you're doing to go beyond the Web.

There's so much available on the Web these days that most newcomers to the Net never bother with FTP, Gopher, or Telnet. Much of what used to be accessible only through these tools now resides on Web pages. But not everything in the serious tools' domain has made it to the Web yet, so these tools remain an important part of your Net toolset. In order to use all of the Internet, you must be familiar with these powerful tools, which are easier to use than you might expect. (You don't have to be all that serious!)


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