The exercises in this book are available electronically in a number of ways: by FTP, FTPMAIL, BITFTP, and UUCP. The cheapest, fastest, and easiest ways are listed first. If you read from the top down, the first one that works is probably the best. Use FTP if you are directly on the Internet. Use FTPMAIL if you are not on the Internet but can send and receive electronic mail to Internet sites. Use BITFTP if you send electronic mail via BITNET. Use UUCP if none of the above works.
Note: The exercises were prepared using a UNIX system. If you are running UNIX, you can use them without modification. If you are running on another platform, you may need to modify these exercises slightly. For example, whereas under UNIX every line ends with a line-feed character (the carriage return is implicit), under DOS every line must end with explicit line-feed and carriage-return characters. Depending upon your own configuration and transfer method, you may need to append carriage returns. See the README file accompanying the exercises for additional information.
To use FTP, you need a machine with direct access to the Internet. A sample session is shown below.
% ftp ftp.oreilly.com Connected to ftp.uu.net. 220 ftp.oreilly.com FTP server (Version 6.34 Thu Oct 22 14:32:01 EDT 1992) ready. Name (ftp.oreilly.com:username): anonymous 331 Guest login ok, send e-mail address as password. Password: username@hostname Use your username and host here 230 Guest login ok, access ...