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10.2.2) What regional USENET domains are available for communities near Sacramento?




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This article is from the Sacramento FAQ, by David F. Prenatt, Jr. with numerous contributions by others.

10.2.2) What regional USENET domains are available for communities near Sacramento?

Many Northern California communities have their own regional USENET
domains. Some of these are available to the general public and others
are only available by subscription to a particular ISP.

* The San Francisco Bay Area: The ba.* newsgroups (available
through virtually any newsserver). For more information on
the ba.* newsgroups, see the Bay Area USENET FAQ (see
Section 1.5 for information on how to obtain the Bay Area
USENET FAQ).

* The City of Davis: While there has been some discussion
about making the davis.* newsgroups available to the general
public, they are currently available only through the Davis
Community Network (DCN), mother.com, or the U.C. Davis
Internet. [Note: The ucd.* newsgroups are available to a
number of ISPs]. For more information on the davis.*
newsgroups, see the Davis USENET FAQ (see Section 1.5 for
information on how to obtain the Davis USENET FAQ).

* Yolo County: The yolo.* newsgroups are available to the
general public courtesy of mother.com computer services
through its newsreader (<newsrc://news.mother.com >). For
more information on the yolo.* newsgroups, see the Yolo
County USENET FAQ (see Section 1.5 for information on how to
obtain the Yolo County USENET FAQ).

* El Dorado Hills: The eldorado.* USENET domain (availability
undetermined).

* Grass Valley/Nevada City: The gvnc.* USENET domain
(availability undetermined).

* Yuba/Sutter County: The yuba.* USENET domain (availability
undetermined) and the yuba-sutter.* USENET domain
(availability undetermined).

* Oroville: The oro.* USENET domain (availability
undetermined).

* Chico: The chico.* USENET domain (availability
undetermined). For more information, visit the Chico State
Home Page (<http://www.csuchico.edu/ >).

* Roseville: For more information, visit the Roseville Home
Page (<http://quiknet.com/rosevlle.html >)

* Solano: For more information, visit the Solano Home Page
(<http://solano.community.net/community/solano/index.html >)

* Vacaville: For more information, visit the Vacaville Home
Page (<http://www.community.net/~rsanford/ >).

For information on other communities that are not listed above,
see the following URL: <http://community.ne/community/index.html >.

10.2.2) How do I communicate with other people on the Internet?

10.2.2.2.3) How do I use the IRC?

To use the IRC, type in "irc" (without the quotes) at the Unix prompt.
There is online help available for the IRC and many of the people whom
you meet on the IRC will be willing to answer many of your questions.
You will also find a FAQ on the IRC in the news.answers USENET
newsgroup (among other places). [Note: Many ISPs do not support the
IRC. It is a resource hog.]

10.2.2.3) How do I access the World Wide Web?

You can access the World Wide Web by using a text-based program, such
as "lynx," or by using a "web browser," such as "Netscape." Access
to the multi-media features of various web sites (i.e., pictures and
sound) is the biggest advantage of using Netscape.

10.2.2.3.1) How do I use lynx?

Simply type in "lynx" (without the quotes) at the Unix prompt and
follow the instructions that you find on the screen.

10.2.2.3.2) How do I use Netscape?

Netscape is easy to use and has many exciting and revolutionary multi-
media/multi-protocol features, but you will probably need help from
someone who knows what he or she is doing to learn how to use
Netscape. Visit the Netscape Home Page on the World Wide Web for more
information (<http://home.netscape.com/ >).

 

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