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Unformatted text preview: ection. So if the host is a Unix computer, the user will have to learn a few Unix commands to access the Internet. Essentially, the user's computer acts as a dumb terminal to simply access the host and its Internet software. With this kind of connection, if a user visits an Internet site and downloads some information, the downloaded information gets stored in the disk space allocated to the user on the host computer. The user then needs to copy it to his/her personal computer by using the telecommunications software on his/her computer. That is, with a remote dial-up connection, anything a user uploads or downloads has to go first through the host computer. Hence the host computer acts 4s a transfer station. Fees for remote dial-up connections are normally based on hourly usage of the host computer by clients. SLIP/PPP Connection SLIP/PPP connection is an extension to the remote dial-up connection to allow client computers to have and run their own Internet software to access the Internet rather than depending on the host computer's software. With this type of connection, a user needs to know only about his/her own computer's operating system and Internet software and need not learn about the host computer's operating system and other software to take advantage of his/her connection to the Internet. This is made possible by using SLIP (Serial Line Internet Protocol) or PPP (Point-to-Point Protocol), which are software that allow a client computer to be connected via a modem to a he computer, and once connected, the client computer becomes an actual domain on the Internet. Hence all t software tools that the user of a client computer uses for interfacing with the Internet are the ones that are put 1 and run on the client computer. For a SLIP/PPP connection, a user requires a computer with TCP/IP (Transmission Control Protocol/Intent Protocol) communication software, a telephone line, a fast modem (28.8 Kilobits/sec or faster), and SLIP or PPP software. When a user wants to set up a SLIP/PPP connection, the Internet Service Provider (ISP) asks to specify which of the two software the user wishes to use and, depending...
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