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PPP - Putting the Palm on the Net

Palms with OS 3.0 and beyond have a TCP/IP stack, allowing you to run networked programs on the Palm... but first they have to hook to the network somehow. Linux is excellent as a PPP (Point-to-Point Protocol) server, and you can easily set up a Palm to connect to the net through a Linux box.

Once you get hooked up, there are all kinds of TCP/IP applications for the Palm. For example, Yanoff is a newsreader (that also has an offline mode), Browse-it is a web browser, ptelnet lets you log into remote machines, and PalmVNC lets you actually export a Windows or X desktop to your Palm!

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