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I'm a newbie to linux and am just playing around to learn it. I setup a dated PC with Fedora Core running only the text mode version of Linux. I'm trying to get seti@home running, just as something to play with. So far I've got the program downloaded (ftp) and can get it startup, but it won't connect to their server to download a work unit. I think this has something to do with the http connection, because I can ping the web address. I've also set up a telnet connection and done a get /http/1.0 with nothing returned. Is there some service that I need to turn on to get http working? I'm sure this is something simple, but I have 0 clue where to look any help will be greatly appreciated.
You are right! I went back and looked at the install of Linux on this machine and under the F2 on text browers lynx is a default unchecked default option. Reinstalling (only takes 1/2 hour) right now let you know where I get, thanks for the help. Learning is great, but starting sucks.