Roadmap96: MAP12 - Telnet (Part Two)
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MAP12: TELNET (PART 2)
"All work and no play makes Jack a dull
I am about to point you to one of the greatest Internet resources I have ever found: Scott Yanoff's Internet Services List. Yanoff's List is a free, exhaustive, subject-oriented list of thousands of incredible Internet sites, tools, and addresses.
With that said, today's homework assignment is to get a copy of Yanoff's List, find some neat telnet sites on the List, visit a couple of those sites, and PLAY! :)
There are a couple of ways that you can retrieve a copy of Yanoff's List for free:
- The easiest way to get the latest List is to send an e-mail
If you send an e-mail letter to this address, the address will auto-reply with the latest List (it does not matter what you put in either the subject line or the body of your letter).
- Use your Usenet newsreader to look at the Usenet newsgroup alt.internet.services
There are three other ways that you can access Yanoff's List, but we'll talk about those later on in the workshop.
Yanoff's List may look kind of intimidating at first, but you will soon discover that it is pretty easy to figure out. Here is a sample entry from the List:
*AGRICULTURE------------------------------------------------------ -Agricultural Info., telnet/gopher psupen.psu.edu Family Issues, or telnet 22.214.171.124 Food & Nutrition PENpages (Login: Enter your two-letter state abbrev.) telnet caticsuf.csufresno.edu or telnet 126.96.36.199 CSU Fresno ATI-NET (Login: super) telnet eureka.clemson.edu or telnet 188.8.131.52 CUFAN (Clemson U Forestry & Ag. Net.) (Login: PUBLIC)
Let's take a closer look at this:
telnet caticsuf.csufresno.edu or telnet 184.108.40.206 CSU Fresno ATI-NET (Login: super)
This entry gives you the site's address (caticsuf.csufresno.edu (or 220.127.116.11)), the name of the site (CSU Fresno ATI-NET), and the word that you need to type in to login to the site (super).
I told you that this is easy to figure out. :)
By the way, Yanoff's List also includes entries for other, non-telnet sites like GOPHER, FINGER, and HTTP. We'll talk about the Internet tools that you will need to access these sites later in the workshop.
Finally, since this is going to be your first real experience surfing the Net, there are a few pointers that I want to give you:
- If a site does not let you in, it is probably because that site is having some problems (like a maintenance shutdown or a squirrel-induced power outage) . If this happens, just pick another site or try again an hour later.
- Please remember that your local Internet Service Provider is only responsible for the LOCAL part of your service. It would be pretty foolish to call your local Internet Service Provider to complain about a problem that you are having with a distant computer. :)
- Remember the Roadmap code: YOU CANNOT BREAK THE INTERNET!! The Internet was built to survive a nuclear attack ... it can take ANYTHING you do to it. If the Internet can survive me, it can survive you. ;)
- If you are using Netscape Navigator, you cannot directly TELNET from your browser. Fortunately, your local ISP will be able to tell you how to configure Netscape so that you can launch and use an external TELNET application.
- If everything falls apart on you, EXIT TELNET and try again!
Have fun exploring TELNET, and have a safe and happy weekend.
Originally written by Patrick Douglas Crispen