E-Mail and Web Clients
Tom Kelliher, CS 102
Sept. 10, 1997
Distribute remaining account info.
None today. For the ``new'' students, see Sept. 5's assignment. Turn in
- Why is it important?
- Is a good password any defense if you forget to log off?
- The real issue: authentication and determination of ownership and
- Alternatives to passwords?
- E-mail: username, hostname.
- Top-level domains: edu, com, ca, au,
uk. What others?
Consider the URL
It has three components:
- http --- service name. Other possibilities: gopher,
telnet, news, etc.
- phoenix.goucher.edu --- server name. The name of the
Internet computer to which this request is directed.
~kelliher/ --- location of information on server. ``Drill
down'' through folders.
- Do I have to type the whole thing?
A few additional examples:
Note the port component on the second example.
- The Internet.
- Telnet: remote login.
- E-mail, discussion lists: private communications.
- Ftp: file transfer.
- Chats, IRC, role-playing games: electronic ``lounges.''
- USENET, bulletin boards: public communications.
- Gopher: text-based ``web.''
- World Wide Web: multi-media. The whole nine yards.
- The future?
- Shutdown and boot processes.
- Sending e-mail --- any questions?
- Using a Web browser: Internet Explorer
- Printing a Web page.
- Locating resources on the Web. Find the home pages for two
companies: TYAN Computer and Gateway 2000. Can you find more than
one home page for Gateway 2000?
- Find the Gateway 2000 Reading Room and read ``Technologies: A PC
- At Tyan, find the page for the S1563S motherboard. Go to the
clickable motherboard page and identify some of the parts of the
- Changing your password?
Thomas P. Kelliher
Tue Sep 9 12:41:10 EDT 1997