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2.11. What is the PDIAL list?

If you've decided on an IP connection or a UNIX host, you'll need to begin with a recent listing of service providers. One excellent list, PDIAL, is a list of public access service providers offering dial-up access to Internet connections. Service providers come and go daily, so the PDIAL list is updated on a regular basis.

If you already have an Internet e-mail account (or you know someone who does), you can get the most recent version of PDIAL by sending electronic mail as follows:

Subject: Send PDIAL
Message Body: (ignored)
To get PDIAL via anonymous FTP, FTP to"D"I"A"L"(P)
PDIAL is also posted regularly to Usenet newsgroups
alt.internet.access.wanted, alt.bbs.lists, and

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