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SAMS Teach Yourself Unix in 10 Minutes by Robert Shimonski

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The Login Process

The first step is about to begin, so get yourself ready. You are either at the Unix console or you have remotely connected to your system using a terminal emulation application.

Terminal Emulation One of the most common ways to connect to a Unix system is remotely. The reason why Unix systems are commonly remote to you is because they are usually kept protected and secure in a designated location. You can connect to them with a service called Telnet, which provides terminal emulation. This is covered in greater depth in Lesson 18, “Networking and Security.”

As mentioned before, once you attach to the system, you will be asked ...

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