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Linux Shell Scripting with Bash by Ken O. Burtch

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Chapter 16. Network Programming

“So you're Ken Burtch?” he said with a smile that wasn't pleasant. The Sun computer dealer shook my hand.

At the time, a friend and I were running the first Internet news and email service in the Niagara Falls region. Looking for a secondary Usenet feed, we approached the Sun dealer to see whether they would let us network with their computers. We emailed several times but received no response. The mystery was solved as the dealer explained that he had set up a Usenet feed and emailed us the connection information. Unfortunately, he didn't realize that his emails were being routed along with the news, awaiting our computer to connect, and so we never received his messages. A simple communication's oversight left ...

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