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Linux.com: Linux and Windows NT 4.0: Basic Administration - Part VI, http, ftp and telnet

Nov 07, 2000, 22:53 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Chris Campbell)

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"Several basic servers are common throughout the Internet. Here we will briefly cover three of the more common: http, ftp and telnet. Generally, e-mail servers such as IMAP, SMTP, etc. would be considered rather common as well, but they will be addressed in a later part of this series with the overage of Microsoft's Back Office platform."

"Going along with what seems to be Microsoft's philosophy of keeping the user away from the working of the OS, Windows NT stresses remote control via graphical interfaces. Linux comes with the ability of a remote command line, called telnet. There is also a more secure cousin to telnet called secured shell (ssh)...."

"File Transfer Protocol, or FTP, is one of the oldest functions used on the Internet, and today remains an extremely popular method for moving files."

"In Windows NT, FTP is setup with IIS, which includes Windows NT's out of the box Web server. This could be installed when the OS was put on, or can be added later."

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