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Old 03-20-2011, 12:57 AM   #1
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How to use internet on shall prompt ?

I am using cent os5 as a proxy server. Normally to use internet we use Firefox web browser on GUI Interface. I want to know that is there any way to run internet on terminal ?
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There are text based browsers you can run like lynx, links or elinks.
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There are also the tools wget and curl for fetching web pages/sites to local copies.

I would also like to point out the distinction between the Internet and the World Wide Web (WWW). The WWW (what we use web browser for) is a system that uses a subset of common Internet protocols. There are many tools and applications that are part of the Internet, and many of those are probably familiar to the OP. Most of today's e-mail uses Internet protocols. File transfer, IRC, streaming audio and video, various flavors of remote login, and Instant Messaging are just a few other generic uses of the Internet. Most, if not all of these protocols have applications that are text console based.

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