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Practical UNIX by Steve Moritsugu - DTR Business Systems

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Dial-Up Networking

Windows provides you with two options for accessing UNIX hosts over dial-up connections. One option is to configure your Windows PC to be capable of operating the TCP/IP protocols over a modem connection. This option enables you to run any one of the TCP/IP-based applications outlined so far within this chapter and is typically the route chosen in providing a PC with a connection into the Internet.

An alternative approach is to configure Windows to enable a user with the capability to log on to a remote host. This option enables you to access files and resources on the remote host; however, this option is limited in that it provides access to only a single remote host at any one time. The following sections examine both of ...

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