Chapter 21. Connecting to the Internet

Internet Connection Options for DOS-Based Computers

Although you can connect a DOS-based computer directly to the Internet (through an ISP using a PPP connection), this is almost never done. Instead, you can more easily use a terminal emulation program to dial in to what is called a shell account with an ISP, such as Netcom. Dialing in this way gives you the appearance of sitting at a Unix-based terminal connected to the Internet. You can use all the Unix tools to perform various tasks on the Internet, such as transferring files from ...

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