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Big Dummy's Guide to the Internet, v.2.2 copyright Electronic Frontier Foundation 1993, 1994 TABLE OF CONTENTS Foreword by Mitchell Kapor, co founder, Electronic Frontier Foundation. Preface by Adam Gaffin, senior writer, Network World. Chapter 1: Setting up and jacking in 1.1 Ready, set... 1.2 Go! 1.3 Public access Internet providers 1.4 If your town doesn't have direct access 1.5 Net origins 1.6 How it works 1.7 When things go wrong 1.8 FYI Chapter 2: E mail 2.1. The basics 2.2 Elm a better way 2.3 Pine even better than Elm 2.4 Smileys 2.5 Sending e mail to other networks 2.6 Seven Unix commands you can't live without

Chapter 3: Usenet I 3.1 The global watering hole 3.2 Navigating Usenet with nn 3.3 nn commands 3.4 Using rn 3.5 rn commands 3.6 Essential newsgroups 3.7 Speaking up 3.8 Cross posting

Chapter 4: Usenet II 4.1 Flame, blather and spew 4.2 Killfiles, the cure for what ails you 4.3 Some Usenet hints 4.4 The Brain Tumor Boy, the modem tax and the chain letter 4.5 Big Sig 4.6 The First Amendment as local ordinance 4.7 Usenet history 4.8 When things go wrong 4.9 FYI Chapter 5: Mailing lists and Bitnet 5.1 Internet mailing lists 5.2 Bitnet Chapter 6: Telnet 6.1 Mining the Net 6.2 Library catalogs 6.3 Some interesting telnet sites 6.4 Telnet bulletin board systems 6.5 Putting the finger on someone 6.6 Finding someone on the Net 6.7 When things go wrong 6.8 FYI Chapter 7: FTP 7.1 Tons of files 7.2 Your friend archie 7.3 Getting the files 7.4 Odd letters decoding file endings 7.5 The keyboard cabal 7.6 Some interesting ftp sites 7.7 ncftp now you tell me! 7.8 electronic books 7.9 When things go wrong 7.10 FYI

Chapter 8: Gophers, WAISs and the World Wide Web 8.1 Gophers 8.2 Burrowing deeper 8.3 Gopher commands 8.4 Some interesting gophers 8.5 Wide Area Information Servers 8.6 The World Wide Web 8.7 Clients, or how to snare more on the Web 8.8 When things go wrong 8.9 FYI

Chapter 9: Advanced E mail 9.1 The file's in the mail 9.2 Receiving files 9.3 Sending files to non Internet sites 9.4 Getting ftp files via e mail 9.5 The all knowing Oracle

Chapter 10: News of the world 10.1 Clarinet: UPI, Dave Barry and Dilbert 10.2 Reuters 10.3 USA Today 10.4 National Public Radio 10.5 The World Today: From Belarus to Brazil 10.6 E mailing news organizations 10.7 FYI

Chapter 11: IRC, MUDs and other things that are more fun than they sound 11.1 Talk 11.2 Internet Relay Chat 11.3 IRC commands 11.4 IRC in times of crisis 11.5 MUDs 11.6 Go, go, go (and chess, too)! 11.7 The other side of the coin 11.8 FYI Chapter 12: Education and the Net 12.1 The Net in the Classroom 12.2 Some specific resources for students and teachers 12.3 Usenet and Bitnet in the classroom

Chapter 13: Business on the Net 13.1 Setting up shop 13.2 FYI

Chapter 14: Conclusion The end? Appendix A: Lingo Appendix B: Electronic Frontier Foundation Information

Foreword By Mitchell Kapor, Co founder, Electronic Frontier Foundation.

Welcome to the World of the Internet

The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) is proud to have sponsored the production of the Big Dummy's Guide to the Internet. EFF is a nonprofit organization based in Washington, D.C., dedicated to ensuring that everyone has access to the newly emerging communications technologies vital to active participation in the events of our world... Continue reading book >>

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