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Posted: 2/15/2012 11:09:58 AM EDT
...via ping, telnet, file transfer protocol (FTP), etc.?
Link Posted: 2/15/2012 11:11:47 AM EDT
[#1]
FTP is still used every day, as is IRC.



PING still works, as does TRACERT, but I never need to use it.
Link Posted: 2/15/2012 11:13:20 AM EDT
[#2]
I remember ftp and Telnet over VHF radio at 1200 baud

also

Q-link and CompuServe 25+ years ago
Link Posted: 2/15/2012 11:13:54 AM EDT
[#3]
Didn't get on the internet until 95 or so after several days of trying to get trumpet winsock to work in windows 3.1.



I knew nothing about the internet/networks at the time and was just playing with settings until it worked. Didn't even have a book.
Link Posted: 2/15/2012 11:15:54 AM EDT
[#4]
gopher. vi editor. fetch. telnet. probably started in 89. probably 22 or 23 years ago.
Link Posted: 2/15/2012 11:16:04 AM EDT
[#5]



Hell....I'm 33 and 1/3 RPMs in a MP3 world.


Link Posted: 2/15/2012 11:16:30 AM EDT
[#6]




Usenet was where I spent a lot of time.
Link Posted: 2/15/2012 11:17:26 AM EDT
[#7]
I do. I use to connect to the net thru BBS's and played around on them as well.
Link Posted: 2/15/2012 11:17:46 AM EDT
[#8]



Quoted:






Usenet was where I spent a lot of time.


alt.hard.drugs right?  



 
Link Posted: 2/15/2012 11:18:37 AM EDT
[#9]
used telnet in college.

Would stay on it in chat rooms for hours.  

It was pretty nifty stuff 16 or 17 years ago.
Link Posted: 2/15/2012 11:18:52 AM EDT
[#10]
I remember.


Especially checking email on PINE on the University terminals.

Got a 486 33 Packard Bell computer in 92.    Upgraded it to a DX2 and 16 megabytes of RAM in 1994...  Crazy fast!

Funny that I still play Warcraft II which came out around that time and would play on that 486.

Link Posted: 2/15/2012 11:19:10 AM EDT
[#11]
3.99 an hour AOL at 2400 baud
Link Posted: 2/15/2012 11:19:47 AM EDT
[#12]
i remember using old school prodigy for a school project.
Link Posted: 2/15/2012 11:21:11 AM EDT
[#13]


WWIV BBS in my bedroom.  



-p.
Link Posted: 2/15/2012 11:21:41 AM EDT
[#14]
I first got on the Internet in '95.





We still use FTP and ping all the time at work.



 
Link Posted: 2/15/2012 11:22:53 AM EDT
[#15]
use FTP almost everyday to send clients files.
Link Posted: 2/15/2012 11:23:57 AM EDT
[#16]




Quoted:





Quoted:





Usenet was where I spent a lot of time.


alt.hard.drugs right?



Of course not, most of the alt groups were censored.



Mostly talk.politics.guns, rec.guns, alt.fan.rush-limbaugh, etc.

Link Posted: 2/15/2012 11:25:13 AM EDT
[#17]
It was... 1993 I guess before I ever saw the stuff.  IRC and some local bulletins boards - played with it for a while, got bored after a few months.
Link Posted: 2/15/2012 11:25:15 AM EDT
[#18]
Quoted:
I remember.


Especially checking email on PINE on the University terminals.

Got a 486 33 Packard Bell computer in 92.    Upgraded it to a DX2 and 16 megabytes of RAM in 1994...  Crazy fast!

Funny that I still play Warcraft II which came out around that time and would play on that 486.



Holy shit, I'd forgotten about PINE.


Not an IT geek, but I used Telnet all the time my sophmore year.  The guy down the hall and I would troll chat rooms while drinking St.Ides.
Link Posted: 2/15/2012 11:25:54 AM EDT
[#19]
i remember being on a deadhead board where the members were talking about being able
to transfer a music file for a whole show.....3.to 4 hours of music in a wav or flac file
(none of that mp3 stuff...wasnt even invented)  they were anticipating the day when it
would be a bit faster (sorry, bad pun)

back then it was copying to disc and mailing
or copying to cassette tape (what are those?)

the answer was:  it would take about a week for a whole show to transfer
with the low baud dial up modem

wow...has that all changed
Link Posted: 2/15/2012 11:27:28 AM EDT
[#20]
I miss the original MMORPG's,  MUDS!

Had my own board up in the late 80's.
Link Posted: 2/15/2012 11:30:13 AM EDT
[#21]
Quoted:
I do. I use to connect to the net thru BBS's and played around on them as well.


I ran up a $400+ phone bill one month as a teenager back in those days. It takes a while to download nudie pics from a BBS in Florida on a 9600 baud modem.

I had to mow a lot of lawns to pay that off.
Link Posted: 2/15/2012 11:31:47 AM EDT
[#22]
I remember dialing up local BBS's on my IBM 386 with a 2400 baud modem.  Those were the days!  I remember when we upgraded the hard drive to 210 mb and I thought there was no way we would ever need that much memory!
Link Posted: 2/15/2012 11:33:04 AM EDT
[#23]
Jack Bauer does:








Link Posted: 2/15/2012 11:34:39 AM EDT
[#24]
I started using the internets about 15-16 years ago.  Funny though, because I didn't know there was internets outside of AOL for years.  
Link Posted: 2/15/2012 11:36:11 AM EDT
[#25]
I didn't get on the internet until '96. Those were not fun times. 12+ hours trying to download a 45MB game demo., the lag, and random disconnects because someone picked up the phone.



I was glad when broadband cable came around.
Link Posted: 2/15/2012 11:36:49 AM EDT
[#26]


Netscape crashing all the time. Freenets. The sound of an accoustic modem. Windows for Workgroups.

The Usenet without any spam. Those were the days.

Link Posted: 2/15/2012 11:37:53 AM EDT
[#27]
1993 for me @ Auburn University.  I got introduced to netrek (Star Trek-like game that still is lots of fun) and eventually got into a bit of mischief snooping around what was the Internet at that time.  
Link Posted: 2/15/2012 11:38:11 AM EDT
[#28]
Quoted:
I didn't get on the internet until '96.  Those were not fun times. 12+ hours trying to download a 45MB game demo.

I was glad when broadband cable came around.


They were fun times when I was a kid.  I remember me and my cousin were cybering with two hot Delta stewardesses.  Little did they know we were only 13.  


And don't ruin the fantasy.  No, there were no pictures exchanged, but they were legit dammit.    




Link Posted: 2/15/2012 11:38:22 AM EDT
[#29]
Link Posted: 2/15/2012 11:38:36 AM EDT
[#30]
I remember reading rec.guns using TIN.
Link Posted: 2/15/2012 11:38:36 AM EDT
[#31]
Still have my AOL email address from 1992 or so.  [email protected]

Oh crap –– maybe I shouldn't have posted that, the spambots might get it!  
Link Posted: 2/15/2012 11:39:26 AM EDT
[#32]
Quoted:



Hell....I'm 33 and 1/3 RPMs in a MP3 world.




Play life on 45. It'll help.
Link Posted: 2/15/2012 11:39:40 AM EDT
[#33]
I recall giving my old roommate's father (an engineer no less) an old 2400 baud modem to replace the 300 baud one he was using.   14.4 was SO fast.
Link Posted: 2/15/2012 11:40:28 AM EDT
[#34]
Quoted:
I didn't get on the internet until '96. Those were not fun times. 12+ hours trying to download a 45MB game demo., the lag, and random disconnects because someone picked up the phone.

I was glad when broadband cable came around.


This. Downloaded shit from BBSs in the early 90s though.
Link Posted: 2/15/2012 11:41:45 AM EDT
[#35]
I remember dial up BBS in the 80's, Gopher and WAIS, and when Yahoo was a text based directory tree.
Link Posted: 2/15/2012 11:42:06 AM EDT
[#36]
AOL 4.0 was the shit!



Link Posted: 2/15/2012 11:42:42 AM EDT
[#37]
I was a Darpanet user - a precursor to the actual Internet.



Actual Internet use was with the early days of Compuserve, dial-up, slooooooow speed, green monochrome screen, 99% text everything.  Graphics were almost unheard of.  Photos didn't exist at first.


 
Link Posted: 2/15/2012 11:43:09 AM EDT
[#38]
I recall tinkering around with Z-MODEM, or Y-MODEM-Z and shit like that.

Oh, and PKUNZIP.
Link Posted: 2/15/2012 11:43:09 AM EDT
[#39]









 
Link Posted: 2/15/2012 11:51:35 AM EDT
[#40]
Quoted:
I didn't get on the internet until '96. Those were not fun times. 12+ hours trying to download a 45MB game demo., the lag, and random disconnects because someone picked up the phone.

I was glad when broadband cable came around.


I forgot all about those times!
Link Posted: 2/15/2012 11:56:04 AM EDT
[#41]
Quoted:
...via ping, telnet, file transfer protocol (FTP), etc.?


20 years ago....I was still an itch.
Link Posted: 2/15/2012 12:09:05 PM EDT
[#42]
I'm a newbie. Compuserve, Prodigy, then Netcom (had this username since then - [email protected]) and coding webpages in notepad (or even the cli ... "edit"? whatever it was called), paying per hour, going back to bbs because there was more variety in them than there was on the internet (I'd been on bbs' for 6 or 7 years and kept trying to figure out what all the hype was about with this web thing)

1993 I think was my first connect. DOS 6.22 and Windows 3.1 on a IBM 386SLC with math co, 4mb ram, 240mb hdd (maybe it was only 140, I was still drinking back then) 28.8 modem
Link Posted: 2/15/2012 12:09:55 PM EDT
[#43]
Quoted:

Got a 486 33 Packard Bell computer in 92.    Upgraded it to a DX2 and 16 megabytes of RAM in 1994...  Crazy fast!


I had the same first computer  I remember upgrading it as well with the DX2 to 66 mHz!

I remember the old BBS's as well.  I remember one place I used to frequent even offering a new thing called an Internet E-mail address!  I also remember folks bitching because your phone line was tied up all the time and they couldn't get through....so I bought a pager so I knew who was trying to reach me

Link Posted: 2/15/2012 12:10:35 PM EDT
[#44]
Does anyone remember AOLHell?
Link Posted: 2/15/2012 12:11:48 PM EDT
[#45]
14.4 kicked ass after having a 2400.  
Link Posted: 2/15/2012 12:13:05 PM EDT
[#46]




Quoted:

Does anyone remember AOLHell?




Link Posted: 2/15/2012 12:13:14 PM EDT
[#47]
loved the shit outta my Kaypro II and its 300 baud modem.



 
Link Posted: 2/15/2012 12:15:06 PM EDT
[#48]
Quoted:
I remember.


Especially checking email on PINE on the University terminals.

Got a 486 33 Packard Bell computer in 92.    Upgraded it to a DX2 and 16 megabytes of RAM in 1994...  Crazy fast!

Funny that I still play Warcraft II which came out around that time and would play on that 486.



Pine and Surfing with LINX...Oh My what fun...

Link Posted: 2/15/2012 12:16:44 PM EDT
[#49]
Link Posted: 2/15/2012 12:17:49 PM EDT
[#50]



Quoted:



Quoted:



Got a 486 33 Packard Bell computer in 92.    Upgraded it to a DX2 and 16 megabytes of RAM in 1994...  Crazy fast!





I had the same first computer  I remember upgrading it as well with the DX2 to 66 mHz!



I remember the old BBS's as well.  I remember one place I used to frequent even offering a new thing called an Internet E-mail address!  I also remember folks bitching because your phone line was tied up all the time and they couldn't get through....so I bought a pager so I knew who was trying to reach me





I completely leapfrogged the 486.  I went from a 386SX16 to a P-90.  THAT was quite a jump.



 
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