Internet FAQs: Answers to Frequently Asked Questions

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By Margaret Levine Young and John R. Levine.
October 1995, 400 pages, US$19.99. C$26.99, £18.99, ISBN 1-56884-476-X.

What's a FAQ? A Frequently Asked Question, and when it comes to the Internet, there are plenty of them! This book contains hundreds of your questions about the Internet, with answers by Margy and John. It's a great book -- the authors use it all the time!

Sample Questions

  • Can the Internet be used for commercial purposes, or is that against the rules?
  • Who makes the rules, anyway?
  • If I download programs using FTP or the Web, can viruses attack my computer?
  • Can I create my own Web pages?
  • How does anyone ever find anything on the World Wide Web?

Table of Contents

Part I: What Is the Internet, Anyway?
Chapter 1: The Big Picture
Chapter 2: Where Did the Internet Come From, and Who Runs It?
Chapter 3: Finding Your Way around the Net
Chapter 4: Is the Internet Safe?

Part 2: How Do I Get Connected
Chapter 5: First-Timer FAQs
Chapter 6: SLIP Accounts and WinSock Programs
Chapter 7: UNIX Shell Questions
Chapter 8: Miscellaneous Internet Services

Part 3: How Do I User E-mail?
Chapter 9: E-Mail Basics
Chapter 10: Sending Files by E-Mail
Chapter 11: Mailing Lists -- They're Not Junk Mail

Part 4: What's This World Wide Web Everyone's Talking About
Chapter 12: Web Basics
Chapter 13: Swinging on the Web
Chapter 14: Making Your Own Web Pages
Chapter 15: Gopher: The Poor Man's Web

Part 5: How Do I Chat with People?
Chapter 16: Ways to Get Chatting
Chapter 17: Basics of Usenet
Chapter 18: Reading and Posting on usenet
Chapter 19: Getting Started on IRC
Chapter 20: Channel Surfing on IRC

Part 6: How Can I Get Files from ftp?
Chapter 21: How Does ftp Work?
Chapter 22: Finding and Unscrambling Files

Part 7: What Is It?
Chapter 23: Cyberbabble (glossary)
Appendix A: Nationwide Internet Service Providers in North America
Appendix B: Internet Service Providers Around the World
Appendix C: Alphabetical List of Internet Service Providers

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