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A directory of dial-up shell providers across the
Welcome to The Shell Game, an in-progress directory of dialup shell
service providers across the United States. If you're trying to get
on the Net with an older computer that can't do SLIP/PPP or can't do it
well, this is your lucky day. Search for services in your area code or
get information on how to connect your computer to the Internet through a
dialin shell accout. This is dialup shell only. If you're looking for
a Telnet shell account, try the Free Shell Provider List.
International support is forthcoming.
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Is your favourite service not listed? Tell us about it. Remember,
we're after dialup shell only: not Telnet shell accounts, and not
shell accounts that you have to use SLIP/PPP and then telnet to get to.
We're talking direct dial. If your favourite provider qualifies, then mail us.
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- The Shell Game Frequently Asked Questions
64 Kermit An excellent freeware terminal program for the C64/128.
- HyperLink 2.5
Browser The HyperLink 2.5 web browser for the C64/128.
It requires a shell account (hence this site!).
- Columbia University Kermit
FTP Site Other Kermit ports for other platforms, including Apple,
Windows (use K95), Macintosh/MacOS,
Atari, MS-DOS, Luxor (!), Unix, etc. Look under the c/ directory for most of the older
versions, plus source.
- We seriously dig UNIX-based shell dialup, of which virtually all of our
listed providers qualify. Here's some good tutorials.