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Title:
Unix networking clearly explained
Author:
Petersen, Richard, 1949-
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Publication Information:
San Francisco : Morgan Kaufmann, [1999]

©1999
Physical Description:
xiii, 591 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
General Note:
Includes index.
Language:
English
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ISBN:
9780125521451
Format :
Book

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Focuses on the Unix tools used for network and Internet access. The book covers the essentials of electronic mail as well as popular Unix mailers such as mailx, elm, pine and mh. Detailed configuration features are addressed for each mailer. The various Unix newsreaders are covered including trn, tin and nn.


Author Notes

Richard Petersen teaches C Programming and Unix courses at the University of California, Berkeley. His doctoral work was in artificial intelligence applications to information retrieval. He has pursued studies in cognitive science, philosophy, and aesthetics with particular emphasis on skill acquisition.


Table of Contents

1. Introductionp. 3
Client/Serverp. 4
TCP/IP and UUCPp. 6
Electronic Mailp. 7
Newsreadersp. 9
Network and Internet Resourcesp. 9
Remote Accessp. 11
How to Use This Bookp. 12
2. Electronic Mailp. 13
User Network Addressesp. 14
Sending and Receiving Mailp. 18
Notifications of Received Mail: from and biffp. 20
Receiving Mail Automatically: vacationp. 22
Mailing Binaries and Archives: uuencode, tar, MIMEp. 22
Online Communications: write and talkp. 27
3. mailx Mailerp. 31
Sending Messages: mailxp. 32
Receiving Mail: The Mail Shellp. 41
mailx Aliases, Options, and the Mail Shell Initialization File: .mailrcp. 58
mailx Referencep. 64
4. Elm Mailerp. 67
Sending Mail Using Elmp. 68
Receiving Mail Using Elmp. 72
Quitting the Elm Utilityp. 76
Deleting and Undeleting Messages: d and up. 77
Sending Messages from within Elmp. 79
Saving Messagesp. 79
Reading Mailbox Files with Elmp. 80
Elm Aliases: Alias menu and aliases.textp. 82
Elm Options: .elmrcp. 86
Elm Referencep. 86
5. MH Mailerp. 91
Sending a Message Using MHp. 92
Receiving Messages Using MHp. 94
Displaying Messages with MHp. 95
Referencing MH Messagesp. 96
Printing, Saving, and Replying to MH Messagesp. 98
Deleting MH Messages: rmmp. 99
Selecting MH Messages: pickp. 100
Using MH Mail Folders: refile and folderp. 102
Using MH for Mail Scriptsp. 104
MH Referencep. 105
6. Pinep. 107
Composing and Sending Messagesp. 111
Receiving Messages: Pine Foldersp. 118
Selecting Folders: Pine Folder Listp. 122
Pine Attachmentsp. 129
Pine Configurationp. 132
Pico and Pilotp. 133
7. Usenet and Newsreaders: rn and readnewsp. 141
Posting Articles: Pnewsp. 143
The .signature Filep. 145
The rn Newsreaderp. 147
The readnews Newsreaderp. 167
Summaryp. 171
8. trn Newsreaderp. 173
The trn Newsgroup Interfacep. 174
The trn Selectorp. 178
Selector Display Modes: Article, Subject, and Threadp. 182
Searching Articlesp. 186
Marking Articlesp. 191
Responding to Articlesp. 193
Saving Articlesp. 194
trn Thread Treesp. 196
The trn Optionsp. 201
Interpolation Codesp. 201
The trn Environment Variablesp. 207
trn Macrosp. 208
Summaryp. 211
9. tin and nn Newsreadersp. 213
The tin Newsreaderp. 214
tin Newsgroup Selection Screenp. 215
Newsgroup Index Screenp. 219
tin Thread Listingp. 225
tin Article Viewerp. 227
tin Article Filteringp. 231
tin Command Line Editing and Historyp. 234
The tin Configurationp. 235
The nn Newsreaderp. 253
10. Network Connections: TCP/IPp. 261
TCP/IP Protocolsp. 262
Domain Name Addressesp. 264
Network Tools: Internet and Intranetp. 268
TCP/IP Addressesp. 269
TCP/IP Network Addressesp. 273
TCP/IP Configuration Filesp. 274
11. Telnetp. 281
Telnet Connectionsp. 282
Telnet for Public Servicesp. 285
Telnet Commandsp. 285
Telnet Configurationp. 292
Telnet .telnetrc filep. 294
12. File Transfer Protocol: Ftpp. 295
Ftp Connectionsp. 296
Ftp Directory and File Commandsp. 298
File Transfersp. 304
Proxy Ftpp. 308
Anonymous Ftpp. 309
Automatic Loginp. 317
Ftp Macrosp. 318
File Name Mapping and Translation: nmap, case, and ntransp. 321
Ftp Transmission Parametersp. 323
Archiving Files with tarp. 325
Compressionp. 327
13. Archie and WAISp. 333
Archiep. 334
WAISp. 344
14. Gopherp. 353
Gopher Menusp. 355
Gopher Bookmarksp. 358
Veronicap. 362
Gopher Configuration: .gopherrcp. 363
Gopher Serverp. 367
Gopher Directoriesp. 368
15. World Wide Web: WWWp. 377
URL Addressesp. 379
Web Pagesp. 384
Web Browsersp. 386
Javap. 394
HyperText Markup Language: HTMLp. 395
16. TCP/IP Remote Access Operationsp. 421
TCP/IP Network System Information: rwho, ruptime, and pingp. 423
Remote Access Permission: .rhostsp. 424
Remote Login: rloginp. 424
Remote File Copy: rcpp. 426
Remote Execution: rshp. 428
17. Unix to Unix Communications Package: UUCPp. 431
UUCP Addressingp. 433
Connected Systems: uunamep. 435
Making UUCP Connections: uucico and uuxqtp. 437
UUCP Commandsp. 438
Mail File Transfer: uuto and uupickp. 438
Direct File Copy: uucp and uustatp. 441
Remote Execution: uuxp. 444
Remote Login: cu and ctp. 446
18. Unix Glossaryp. 453
19. Command Referencep. 467
Network Mail Addresses: Domain and Pathp. 471
mailx Tilde Commands for Sending a Messagep. 472
mailx Commands for Receiving Messagesp. 473
mailx Optionsp. 477
Elm Commandsp. 480
Elm Optionsp. 482
MH Commandsp. 483
Pine Optionsp. 485
Pine Commandsp. 487
Pine Configuration Optionsp. 491
rn Newsreader Commandsp. 497
readnews Commandsp. 501
trn Newsreader Commandsp. 503
trn optionsp. 510
trn Interpolation Codesp. 513
trn Environment Variablesp. 516
tin Newsreader Commandsp. 518
tin Optionsp. 527
tin Global Options Menup. 528
tin Configuration Variablesp. 530
tin Environment Variablesp. 536
tin Attributesp. 538
nn Commandsp. 540
TCP/IP Protocolsp. 542
Internet Domain Codesp. 544
Network Configuration and Lookupp. 545
Telnet Optionsp. 547
Telnet Commandsp. 548
Telnet Send codesp. 550
Telnet Variables and Featuresp. 551
FTP Commands and Optionsp. 553
File Backups: tarp. 561
Zip Archive and Compressionp. 562
Archie Commands and Optionsp. 564
Archie Server Sitesp. 566
WAIS Commands, Files, and Optionsp. 567
WAIS Document File Typesp. 569
Gopher Commands and File Typesp. 570
URL Protocolsp. 573
Web Resource File Typesp. 573
HTML Codes for Web Pagesp. 574
TCP/IP Remote Access Commandsp. 578
UUCP Commands and Optionsp. 579

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