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Linux Commands - Administrative Commands

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This command will retrieve mail from a remote server and forward it to your local system. lynx lynx is a text based web browser. messages This command will let you know how many messages are in a folder. Example: messages There are 78 messages in your incoming mailbox. SETTING UP YOUR MODEM IN LINUX So naturally, you want to get your Linux machine online. This process is actually easier than it looks! At this point, I am hoping you have all the necessary information from your ISP about your DNS, dialup number you will use and what kind of modem you are using. 1. GET YOUR ISP INFORMATION ISP INFORMATION EXAMPLE ACTUAL DNS NAMESERVER IP 12.32.34.32 DOMAIN Blackfoot.net Account Name myaccount Password ********** Dial-Up Number 888-4701 COMPUTER INFORMATION Device /dev/ttyS0 COM Port COM1 2. OPEN A TERMINAL AS ROOT First, login to your machine using your root account. If you started Xwindows, open a terminal. Type the command statserial (give details on the serial port pins and which device), you will see at the top of the page device :/dev/ttyS0 3. SELECT COM PORT At a terminal type modemtool (connects modem to serial port) and you will see the four Com port options (see figure 1.1). Highlight the option that you found in step two, click OK. 4. OPEN NETWORK CONFIGURATION Choose the Gnome foot, select Programs / System / Network Configuration / Names. Once you have selected the Names Tab, enter your domain (supplied by your ISP) and you will see your computer name or Host name. 5. ADD A PPP INTERFACE Select Programs / Internet / Dialup Configuration and choose Add on the Accounts Tab. Now simply supply answers to questions asked by the program. 6. CONFIGURE YOUR MODEM Select the Modems Tab (see figure 1.4), highlight your modem and choose edit. Now configure the modem to the desired specifications 7. LOGIN TO YOUR ISP Select Programs / Internet / RH PPP Dialer and choose your current account to activate dialing. See Figure 1.6. That's it; you should be online!