These pages are a concise guide to using the Net, for both new and experienced users. They cover:
- Connecting to the Net
- Essentials: Mail, News, and the Web
- More Net Tools - FTP, Telnet, and more
- Indexes to More Internet Info
Connecting to the NetIf you are reading this, you probably already have a connection to the Net! You can find find out about the different types of Net connections and tools for connecting at Infinite Ink's Getting Connected Page.
Essentials: Mail, News, and the WebFor most people the vast resources of the Net can be accessed using only mail and news for electronic conversations and a Web browser for:
Infinite Ink's MetaWeb: A Web Page about the Web discusses these and many more Web topics.
- Searching and browsing the Net
- Low powered mail and news
- Downloading files
- All kinds of old-fashioned Internet things like FTP, Archie, Gopher, Veronica, and Finger.
Note: You do not need a separate application for these - your Web browser can do it all!
More Net Tools - FTP, Telnet, and moreYou can use your Web browser to FTP and Telnet but if you use these tools regularly, you will probably want more than the basic features you get with a Web browser.
There are zillions of other tools available for helping you communicate and access information on the Net. Links to many are available at Yahoo's:
- Infinite Ink's File Transfer Protocol (FTP)
- Telnet: Consumate Winsock Apps List of Terminal Applications
- Computers and Internet:Software:Protocols:Winsock; especially useful is Stroud's Consummate Winsock Apps List
- Computers:Operating Systems:OS/2; especially helpful is Keith Veseleny's OS/2 Internet Apps Page
MarketingOne of the easiest ways to market yourself, your company, or your ideas is to use an electronic signature and Organization header in your mail and news messages. Information about setting these up is in the Signature, Finger, and Customized Headers FAQ. Another great way to get your name out there is to write and maintain a FAQ. More marketing information is available at:
- Blacklist of Internet Advertisers
- Internet Marketing Discussion List Archives
- Infinite Ink's Creating and Announcing Web Pages
- Internet RFCs (Request For Comments) are available at Yahoo's Computers:Standards:RFCs; especially useful is Sony's HyperRFC.
Indexes to More Internet Info
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Last content update on April 19, 1997
Last tweak on April 19, 1997