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AmiTCP/IP FAQ



Frequently Asked Questions about AmiTCP/IP

This FAQ about AmiTCP/IP was compiled and written by Mike Meyer with numerous contributions by others.

Part I: Intro

-1: Introduction
AmiTCP/IP FAQ: 1: Introduction
-2: Legal mumbo jumbo
AmiTCP/IP FAQ: 2: Legal mumbo jumbo
-3: Disclaimer
AmiTCP/IP FAQ: 3: Disclaimer
-4: Acknowledgments
AmiTCP/IP FAQ: 4: Acknowledgments

Part II: Questions about using AmiTCP

-5.1: What is AmiTCP?
AmiTCP/IP FAQ: : What is AmiTCP?
-5.10: If I'm using AmiTCP, are my downloaded files and my mail beingstored on my local hard drive?
AmiTCP/IP FAQ: : If I'm using AmiTCP, are my downloaded files and my mail beingstored on my local hard drive?
-5.11: Am I correct in stating that I can be connected to several differentcomputers and using several different applications? (thanks Markus :-)
AmiTCP/IP FAQ: : Am I correct in stating that I can be connected to several differentcomputers and using several different applications? (thanks Markus :-)
-5.2: Where can I get AmiTCP?
AmiTCP/IP FAQ: : Where can I get AmiTCP?
-5.3: Where is the AmiTCP documentation?
AmiTCP/IP FAQ: : Where is the AmiTCP documentation?
-5.4: What is the latest version of AmiTCP?
AmiTCP/IP FAQ: : What is the latest version of AmiTCP?
-5.5: What do I need in order to use AmiTCP?
AmiTCP/IP FAQ: : What do I need in order to use AmiTCP?
-5.6: What is/are "Domain names to search"?
AmiTCP/IP FAQ: : What is/are
-5.7: Are there any alternatives to AmiTCP?
AmiTCP/IP FAQ: : Are there any alternatives to AmiTCP?
-5.8: How do I contact the AmiTCP authors?
AmiTCP/IP FAQ: : How do I contact the AmiTCP authors?
-5.9: I only log on for a few seconds to see if I've got mail waiting.Would AmiTCP be overkill for this situation?
AmiTCP/IP FAQ: : I only log on for a few seconds to see if I've got mail waiting.Would AmiTCP be overkill for this situation?

Part III: Internet Standards

-6.1: What is TCP/IP?
AmiTCP/IP FAQ: : What is TCP/IP?
-6.2: What is the Internet?
AmiTCP/IP FAQ: : What is the Internet?
-6.3: What is C/SLIP?
AmiTCP/IP FAQ: : What is C/SLIP?
-6.4: What is PPP?
AmiTCP/IP FAQ: : What is PPP?
-6.5: What is Ethernet?
AmiTCP/IP FAQ: : What is Ethernet?
-6.6: What is an RFC?
AmiTCP/IP FAQ: : What is an RFC?
-6.7: What is NFS?
AmiTCP/IP FAQ: : What is NFS?
-6.8: What is a domain name server, and how do I get one?
AmiTCP/IP FAQ: : What is a domain name server, and how do I get one?

Part IV: Applications to use with AmiTCP

-7.1: Where is the list of AmiTCP applications?
AmiTCP/IP FAQ: : Where is the list of AmiTCP applications?
-7.2: What mail and news clients can I use with AmiTCP?
AmiTCP/IP FAQ: : What mail and news clients can I use with AmiTCP?
-7.3: Is there an IRC client for AmiTCP?
AmiTCP/IP FAQ: : Is there an IRC client for AmiTCP?
-7.4: What is NapsaTerm used for?
AmiTCP/IP FAQ: : What is NapsaTerm used for?
-7.5: Is there a telnet daemon?
AmiTCP/IP FAQ: : Is there a telnet daemon?
-7.6: Do I need MultiUser?
AmiTCP/IP FAQ: : Do I need MultiUser?
-7.7: I thought Emacs was just a text editor. I've seen it mentioned in afew posts. What is it used for?
AmiTCP/IP FAQ: : I thought Emacs was just a text editor. I've seen it mentioned in afew posts. What is it used for?
-7.8: Where can I find more programs for use with AmiTCP?
AmiTCP/IP FAQ: : Where can I find more programs for use with AmiTCP?

Part V: Common bugs, problems and howtos

-8.1: I think I found a bug in AmiTCP. What should I do?
AmiTCP/IP FAQ: : I think I found a bug in AmiTCP. What should I do?
-8.2: What does "resource allocation failure" mean?
AmiTCP/IP FAQ: : What does
-8.3: What is the problem with SLIP and the A2232 board?
AmiTCP/IP FAQ: : What is the problem with SLIP and the A2232 board?
-8.4: I get a message "could not open serial device unit 0" when I runAmiTCP after I connect to my SLIP server. I tried quitting Term but myconnection to my server is terminated. a) Why is this?, b) How can I fixit? and c) How do I stay online?
AmiTCP/IP FAQ: : I get a message
-8.5: Can I use AmiTCP with a dynamic IP address?
AmiTCP/IP FAQ: : Can I use AmiTCP with a dynamic IP address?
-8.6: I have connected to my host fine but I cannot connect to any hostsoutside my University or Network. How can I fix this?
AmiTCP/IP FAQ: : I have connected to my host fine but I cannot connect to any hostsoutside my University or Network. How can I fix this?
-8.7: How can I see what's happening with my network connection?
AmiTCP/IP FAQ: : How can I see what's happening with my network connection?
-8.8: AmigaELM uses the HOSTNAME but AmiTCP seems to want the fullyqualified domain name. How can I resolve this problem? (Thanks to Jarnoand Michael)
AmiTCP/IP FAQ: : AmigaELM uses the HOSTNAME but AmiTCP seems to want the fullyqualified domain name. How can I resolve this problem? (Thanks to Jarnoand Michael)
-8.9: What is the WaitForPort command in bin/startnet doing?
AmiTCP/IP FAQ: : What is the WaitForPort command in bin/startnet doing?
-8.10: How do I set up other hosts to reach the internet via my SLIP line?
AmiTCP/IP FAQ: : How do I set up other hosts to reach the internet via my SLIP line?
-8.11: I can ping/traceroute to various places via my SLIP connection, butnothing else works. What's wrong?
AmiTCP/IP FAQ: : I can ping/traceroute to various places via my SLIP connection, butnothing else works. What's wrong?
-8.12: When I try and run an internet application (or a command fromAmiTCP), I get the error message "Cannot open bsdsocket.library". How do Ifix this (thanks to Scott Norton).
AmiTCP/IP FAQ: : When I try and run an internet application (or a command fromAmiTCP), I get the error message

Part VI: Miscellanious other questions

-9.1: What is SANA-II?
AmiTCP/IP FAQ: : What is SANA-II?
-9.2: My internet provider offers SLIP accounts for a small extra charge.If I change my account to a SLIP account, can I still access it the "old"way, in case I just want to quickly check my mail or something?
AmiTCP/IP FAQ: : My internet provider offers SLIP accounts for a small extra charge.If I change my account to a SLIP account, can I still access it the

Part VII: Other sources of information

-10.1: Is there an AmiTCP mailing list?
AmiTCP/IP FAQ: 10.1: Is there an AmiTCP mailing list?
-10.2: Where are the archives of the AmiTCP Mailing List?
AmiTCP/IP FAQ: 10.2: Where are the archives of the AmiTCP Mailing List?
-10.3: What should I do if I have a question that is not answered here?
AmiTCP/IP FAQ: 10.3: What should I do if I have a question that is not answered here?
-10.4: What other references might be useful?
AmiTCP/IP FAQ: 10.4: What other references might be useful?









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