July 24th, 2003, 05:34 PM
Unix shell account help and ping help
Does anyone know where I can get a good, free, Unix Shell Account? Also; how do I ping? Like if i wanted to find out if my computer at home was online, how do i do it?
July 24th, 2003, 05:50 PM
I don't know if these accounts are good or not, but maybe here you'll find what you're looking for: http://www.bylur.net/free/
And got some from AO: http://www.antionline.com/showthread...+shell+account
Don\'t ask for any information that you can get yourself. RTFM!
July 24th, 2003, 05:52 PM
IMO, easiest way to get a shell account is to dowload a distro of linux and install it on your machine. . .I don't remember who it was, but I recall someone on this site had said they had a few shell accounts people could play around with, don't know if they are still available though. . . as far as ping. . .you answered it with the question, you use the command ping. . .followed by either, a IP addie like 127.0.0.1, or a domain name like google.com. . .
Every now and then, one of you won't annoy me.
July 24th, 2003, 06:07 PM
no flames please, total newb here, but how can i find my IP? I use netstat or something in
DOS yes? How do i find out someone else's IP address? w/o asking them to look it up?. And do I Ping using telnet, my shell, or DOS?
July 24th, 2003, 06:39 PM
Go to dos and type netstat n
Ok for someone elses it depends first what are you going to use it for. But open up an AIM channel with them and then type Netstat n that will give you theres just remember what yours is when you do that.
To ping go to startąrunątype in command.
Then type in Ping 127-0.0.1 now use t if you want to do a perpetual ping.
You can also google it up.
July 24th, 2003, 06:53 PM
SO i could just go into an instant message using AIM, type in netstat -n and it will show me their ip #? u sure it won't just type on the screen and then if they know what they are seeing they will notify aol what I'm doing? Also Y would i ping myself?
o and one more thing whizkid, what is the startąrunątype thing? Dos, telnet, or my shell?