: Is there a communications program included with the Linux system? I'd
: like to be able to dial into my Internet account while booted up in
: Linux. I don't currently have a SLIP or PPP connection but this might be
: an option in the future.
If you're planning on using your Linux system to call into another Unix
account that's Internet-live, then have a SERIOUS look at "Term". Term is
one of the compelling reasons I switched over to Linux. basically, it
"fakes" a TCP/IP connection over serial lines (not like SLIP/PPP tho, which
are /pretty/ transparent). But it has one great advantage over SLIP/PPP, you
need not configure the remote computer for anything. You just run term. So,
in other words, you need not get your system admin to set things up for you.
You can do it yourself.
Anyway, check into TERM. I think the newest release is 1.14.
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