Hi. I'm pretty ignorant about the mechanics of unix/linux comms (given my
experience is all non-networked pc/dos/win). My situation is that I have an
account with a service provider. I call up (linux/seyon or in windows), go
a couple menus and then ftp/telnet/www. Files I ftp end up on my service
provider's storage media -- then I download them from there. A common
scenario, I believe.
This is all I know about their setup:
SCO UNIX V 2.3.4 | Specialix SI I/O Adapter
HAYES modems | Internet access via PIPEX
What I want is to be able to use this access to implement a system that will
give me as much functionality as possible, and to use the usual
tools, ping/finger/mosaic etc (if poss.) and generally learn as much as I
about unix comms/networking. It's probable that I've already read the answer
in faqs etc, but haven't just realised it since the terminology is still a
of a mystery to me.
I'm sure it's possible: I've gleaned partial bits of info about
nameservers/NAMED/DNS/resolving IP addresses etc but I'm still pretty much
the dark as how to proceed. Any pointers gratefully received.
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