: I am confused with the above terms! I want to pose a simple question.
: I have a Linux box, a 14.4 modem, an account to freenet. Here is the
: question: what can i do to receive email, news, netscape ...? And
: what is the best way to learn about setting them up? Thank you.
DIP - Dual Inline Package
SLIP - Serial Line Internet Protocol
PPP - Point-to-Point Protocol
TCP - Transmission Control Protocol
IP - Internet Protocol
Netscape: FTP the binary (from ftp.netscape.com)
Email: Get the sendmail binary and config stuff....recommend
just installing the slackware packages, less hassle
Then make sure sendmail is run in your startup..
Like so... (in /etc/rc.d/rc.M)
# Start the sendmail daemon:
if [ -x /usr/sbin/sendmail ]; then
echo "Starting sendmail daemon (/usr/sbin/sendmail -bd -q 15m)..."
/usr/sbin/sendmail -bd -q 15m
News: mmm....you can do UUCP...but the easiest is to use a NNTP
Server. (Use another machine as a news server). tin -r enables the
use of NNTP (set the NNTPSERVER environment variable btw to the proper
machine) or rebuild trn/rn/etc to support NNTP
Hope this starts you off
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