Your Internet Consultant - The FAQs of Life Online
If you try to connect to a site that doesn't exist or can't be Telnetted to (for instance, a UUCP feed) you'll see an unknown host message. There isn't much you can do but check your spelling and try again.
$ telnet nonexistent.com nonexistent.com: unknown hostOnce you've successfully Telnetted to a host, there's no telling what you're expected to do. In the best case, you'll instantly see a message telling you what to do. In the worst case (if you're expecting something more), you'll only be greeted with:
Note: I asked Daniel P. Dern to answer a couple of
questions about the Internet's tools. Well, Daniel can be a little verbose. His
idea of a "a couple of questions" spans the rest of the "Tools of the Internet"
section. Daniel Dern (firstname.lastname@example.org) is an Internet author/analyst
and independent technology writer based in Newton Centre, MA. He is author of
The Internet Guide for New Users (McGraw-Hill, 1993) and creator of the
Internet Learner's Permit and Driving Test.
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