Re: How does one plug into the Internet?

Subject: Re: How does one plug into the Internet?
From: John Weiland <weiland -at- DREGGS -dot- CISCO -dot- COM>
Date: Mon, 13 Dec 1993 17:58:42 MST

SLIP---Serial Line Internet Protocol

It's used to run IP over serial lines, such as phone circuits.


> 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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