UNIX Networking Clearly Explained

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Unix has becomes the foremost operating systems platform for network servers and workstations. Many of the tools used currently for Internet access were designed originally on Unix. Unix Networking Clearly Explained<$> focuses on the Unix tools used for network and Internet access. The book covers the essentials of electronic mail as well as popular Unix mailers such as mailx, elm, pine, and mh. Detailed configuration features are addressed for each mailer. The various Unix newsreaders are covered in depth including trn, tin, and nn. The book also covers Internet tools as archie, telnet, ftp, Web browsers, and Gopher.
While not intended as a unix primer for system administration Unix Networking Clearly Explained<$> will introduce the basics of network administration. The focus of this book is on the end-user client software, rather than the technicalities of network administration. The aim of the book is to help users make use of all the Unix tools available on their local networks and the Internet. The content will introduce the reader to the complete range of unix networking capabilities so that a computing professional new to Unix will understand the basics before moving into the more complex area of Unix system administration.

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Unix Networking Clearly Explained is a beginner's guide to using the Internet from a Unix platform--almost. Petersen is a lecturer in C programming and Unix courses at the University of California, and his style is, as the title suggests, clear, if perfunctory. He explains how to use Unix applications such as Elm, Pine, trn, tin, telnet, Archie, WAIS, and Gopher.

The advice is equally applicable to intranets and networks (other than the Internet) that employ TCP/IP or UUCP. The emphasis is most definitely on client applications rather than how to set up a Unix box to serve information. The book does cover remote access, but if daemons are your thing, look elsewhere. --Josh Smith, amazon.co.uk

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Unix Networking Clearly Explained is a complete introduction and tutorial to the use and implementation of the networking aspect of the Unix operating system. Unix is known as one of the most flexible operating systems - and one of the most difficult to master.

Unix has become the foremost operating systems platform for network servers and workstations. Many of the tools currently used for Internet access were originally designed on Unix. Unix Networking Clearly Explained thoroughly explores the Unix tools used for network and Internet access, focusing on end-user client software. In his second Unix book in the Clearly Explained series, Petersen introduces the complete range of Unix networking capabilities, including:

  • Detailed explanations of the Unix mailers mailx, Elm, MH, and Pine
  • Unix communications tools such as uuencode, write, talk, and biff
  • The different capabilities of the Usenet newsreaders rn, trn, tin, and nn
  • In-depth discussions of Unix Internet access tools Telnet, ftp, archie, and gopher
  • Remote access operations for Unix systems on TCP/IP and UUCP networks


Unix Networking Clearly Explained also offers concise tables and figures of commands, options, and features for each mailer, newsreader, and Internet application, allowing you, the reader, to easily explore the many aspects of Unix networking as in-depth as needed. Petersen's thorough coverage provides you with a working model of the major Unix networking applications, from which you can easily gain understanding and knowledge of Unix networking. Once you know Unix networking, you will find it intriguingly powerful and versatile.

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