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TELNET kirk.northernc.on.ca Username: VIANEN ONet/Internet Instruction - Doug van Vianen The following is a CIT (Computer Interactive Text) describing the Internet, and introducing the user to the facilities provided and the techniques to use. It is currently under construction, but please try it anyway. Any ideas and suggestions are welcome and should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org ONET/INTERNET MANUAL This manual contains information about the use of ONet/Internet for VAX users at the College. The following topics are included: 1. (A) General description of ONet/Internet 2. (B) Some useful ONet/Internet accesses ONet (Ontario Network) is one of 10 (A) regional networks across Canada. In each of these networks, the computing systems at educational institutions, government departments, hospitals, commercial enterprises and others are interconnected using a commom communications protocol called (B) TCP/IP. The computing systems may be large mainframe computers, someone's personal computer or any make, model or size in between. Within such a network, (C) users at terminals connected to the computing systems can (D) apporopriately communicate with each other and use each other's computing facilities. The three basic functions provided on the network are (e) email (f) telnet (g) ftp electronic mail teleprocessing network file transfer protocol From these are provided more (H) specialized services. (I) CA*net (Canada Network) connects the 10 regional networks. (J) The Internet connects CA*net to other networks in the world.