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7.42. How do I access other systems from the Internet?
A variety of different services are now hooked up to the Internet, though you
can't get to all of them directly. Here's a rundown:
- AMERICA ONLINE. You can't use AOL from the Internet due to AOL's
special graphics software.
- BIX. telnet x25.bix.com. At the username prompt, enter
- COMPUSERVE. CompuServe members can access CompuServe directly from
the Internet. Members may access using the CompuServe Information Manager user
interface or any general communications software. Telnet access will eliminate
the need for a separate modem connection and, for some members, the need to
dial long distance to reach CompuServe. CompuServe will provide free online
membership sign-up for nonmembers who access via Telnet. Rates for accessing
CompuServe through Telnet will be the same as dial-up rates via the CompuServe
- DELPHI. telnet delphi.com
- DIALOG. telnet dialog.com
- GENIE. telnet hermes.merit.edu. At the Which
host? prompt, enter sprintnet-313171. SprintNet communication
surcharges will apply. This is not guaranteed to work for file transfers or any
other 8-bit transfers due to the nature of the Telnet protocol.
- MCI MAIL. Cannot be accessed via the Internet.
- NEXIS/LEXIS. telnet lexis.meaddata.com or telnet
126.96.36.199 or telnet 188.8.131.52. When it asks for yout
terminal type, type vt100a. If characters do not echo back, set your
terminal to "local" echo or "half duplex." You can also connect through Merit
(see the CompuServe entry).
- PC LINK. Can't be accessed due to the special graphics software.
- PRODIGY. Can't be accessed due to the special graphics software.
- QuantumLink. Can't be accessed for technical reasons.
- WELL. telnet well.sf.ca.us
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