The Whole Internet: The Next Generation

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Version Location Description Submitted By Date Submitted Date Corrected
Page xiv
The name of this reviewer was misspelled in the acknowledgments.

The current spelling should be replaced with the correct spelling: "Pouya Shahbodaghi"

Page iv
The copyright page has been updated to reflect the CIP data for

this book. The following information has been added at the bottom of the page, above the ISBN number: "Library of Congress Cataloging-in-Publication Data Conner-Sax, Kiersten The whole Internet--the next generation : a completely new edition of the first and best user's guide to the Internet / Kiersten Conner-Sax and Ed Krol. p. cm. Includes bibliographical references. ISBN 1-56592-428-2 1. Internet (Computer network)--Handbooks, manuals, etc. I. Krol, Ed. II. Title. TK5105.875.I57 C658 1999 004.67'b--dc21 99-045755"

Anonymous    Jan 01, 2000
Page xiii
The following text has been added to the "We'd Like to Hear

From You" section in the preface: "We have a web site for the book, where we'll list examples, errata, and any plans for future editions. You can access this page at: For more information about this book and others, see the O'Reilly web site:"

Anonymous    Jan 01, 2000
Page 84
11 lines from the bottom, the canonical extension for gzip

compressed files was previously given as ".tar", when in fact gzip produces files with the extension ".gz". The ".tar" extension is used by the program "tar" which does multi-file archiving, but does not provide any compression in and of itself. Hence software packages which are distributed with the compound extension ".tar.gz" are a compressed archive. ".gz" and ".tgz" are the extensions used for gzip files and gzipped tar archives, respectively. This point is worth making since tar and gzip binaries are available on Windows as well as on Unix/Linux, and since there are even a few packages of software for Windows which are distributed in this fashion (e.g., emacs for Windows). Line 11 used to read: "The most standard file extensions are . . . and .tar, for GZIP files on Unix." Now reads: "The most standard file extensions are . . . .gz, for GZIP files on Unix; and .tgz for gzipped tar archives."

Anonymous    Jan 01, 2000