Chapter 10. Connecting over the Internet
Using Unix means being part of a global system for collaborative computing. The ability to connect with and perform interactive tasks on other Unix machines is built into Mac OS X and every other version of Unix in use today.
Most of the interactions you have with other Unix machines will fall into one of two categories: logging in to another machine to get a command-line interface on the remote machine, or copying files between your machine and a remote machine.
Technically speaking, the programs we describe in this chapter are not limited to interacting with Unix machines; the underlying requirement is simply that they understand the lingua franca of the Internet, TCP/IP. However, Unix is so prevalent that ...