Re: How does one plug into the Internet?

Subject: Re: How does one plug into the Internet?
From: "Chuck Petch, Editor" <PETCH -at- GVG47 -dot- GVG -dot- TEK -dot- COM>
Date: Mon, 13 Dec 1993 17:09:17 -0700

Ken, connecting to Internet from home requires two items: (1) a fast
modem (9600 baud or better), (2) terminal emulation software that is capable
of making a SLIP connection to a UNIX host (VersaTerm, for example), and
(3) a UNIX host to log into. The host can be a UNIX system at the company you
work for or a local university or community college that gives Internet access
to local citizens, or it can be public-access UNIX vendor, such as NetCom.
When you arrange access with the entity that owns the host, they will give you
an IP address to allow the UNIX system to identify you. This address together
with your name is usually something you must type into a dialog box in the
terminal program, and the terminal program then sends that information to the
host to identify you each time you log on.

By the way, I think SLIP means Serial Internet Protocol.

Hope that helps. Perhaps there are more knowledgeable users out there who can
add to what I've said.

Chuck Petch
petch -at- gvg47 -dot- gvg -dot- tek -dot- com

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