INTRODUCTION TO INTERNET RESOURCES
(e-mail) Messages automatically passed from one computer user
to another through computer networks.
A message usually begins with several lines of headers giving
the name and electronic mail
address of the sender and recipient(s), the time and date
when it was sent and a subject. There are many other headers
which may get added by different message handling systems
during delivery. The message is eventually delivered to the
recipient's mailbox - a file on his computer from where he
can read it using a mail reading program.
A e-mail address is something like that:
Once you have your e-mail account, you can communicate with
other internet users worl wide via e-mail. You may also join
mailing lists , eg.
LISTSERV or email@example.com by sending mail
to firstname.lastname@example.org with
the subscribe hkinternet in the body of your mail.
World-Wide Web (WWW or W3) is a hypertext-based information system.
A World-Wide Web document can contain many hypertext or hyperlink which point to
a different World-Wide Web document, image, sound or even video.
- CUHK web pages (www.cuhk.edu.hk)
- Web sites in HK
FILE TRANSFER PROTOCOL (FTP)
One of the most common ways to obtain public domain
software and documents is to use anonymous ftp. (Login:
anonymous ; pass word: your_email_addr)
HK FTP Sites
You may consider this service as electroinc
bulletin boards (~10,000 newsgroups) which allow people
to read news or post news.
Our CUHK servers had
subscribed over 7000 newsgroups. The no. of newsgroups are
kept growing everyday. Users sending Usenet messages must
address each message to a particular newsgroup. Some of the
prefixes used to denote topic areas are:
Prefix Topic Area
news Netnews and the USENET
rec Recreations, hobbies, and leisure
Sci The sciences
soc Social issues
alt Alternative topics (almost anything
can show up here!)
IRC, Internet Relay Chat, is a real-time text-based
conversational system which allows more than two users to
communicate at once. A IRC server can have many channels for their
users to join.
Here are some commonly used simileys in irc:
:-X Sealed lips
You may try the irc.vol.net IRC server or
other IRC server
see the web chat demo here
FINDING YOUR ANSWER/SOLUTION FROM INTERNET
- Search the FAQ first and see if you can find your answer
- FAQ at cs.cuhk.edu.hk
- FAQ at sunsite.ust.hk
hypertext FAQ at ohio-state
usenet FAQ at rtfm.mit.edu
See here for the tips of web searching.
- Search the related links from some search servers or web directory such as
in netscape buttons.
- Yahoo ,
Alta Vista and
Open Text .
Recommended Search Engines
WWW Index Server for Hong Kong
- Post the question in some corresponding usenet newsgroups
and see if other netters can help you. Make sure you have
read the newsgroup
FAQ berfore your post it. After you get
the answer from some netters, please cancel your post
article; otherwise your post article will still continue to
propagate to other sites and therefore, you will still
continue to receive replies from netters.
- Send mail to your mailing lists or friends and see if they have encountered
your problem before. Ask them to give you some hints to
slove your problem.
For more detail about internet resource, you may read the
following on line documents.