[LINK] 1994 Network Access in Australia FAQ

stephen at melbpc.org.au stephen at melbpc.org.au
Fri Feb 22 02:41:09 EST 2008


Found this FAQ text buried on an old hard drive .. it may bring back fond
memories for we Link old-farts. If anyone wants the entire text, just ask. 

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Last-modified: 1994/09/18 
Version: 2.8

		   Network Access in Australia FAQ
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Contents:


Section 1: About this FAQ
Section 2: How do I get an internet account?
Section 3: What public access machines are in my area?
Section 4: What can I do once Im on the internet?'
Section 5: How can I find out more about the internet?
Section 6: How do I connect my own machine to the net?
Section 7: What network organisations are there in Australia?
Section 8: What services are available on the Australian Network?
Section 9: How do I send mail between the various networks?
Section 10: Changes this month
Section 11: Disclaimer


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From: OzNetFAQ Section 1
Subject: Section 1: About this FAQ

This is my compilation of information on public networking in
Australia. It contains information on the various organisations
providing network access, how to get an account with network access,
and how to attach your own machine to the network.

New versions of the FAQ are posted monthly, incorporating any updates
which have been received in the meantime. It'll probably never be 
quite complete but I'm trying to keep it as accurate and up-to-date 
as possible. If you have any information which is not included here, 
or if you have corrections or constructive comments to make, please 
mail me. Also, if you're going to republish the FAQ elsewhere, please
make sure it's the latest version. Anything older than a month _will_
be incorrect.

The most recent version of the FAQ is always available on the many
FTP sites which archive FAQs. An example location is:

ftp://archie.au/usenet/FAQs/alt.internet.access.wanted/Network_Access_in_Au
stralia_FAQ

The FAQ is also available on the World Wide Web at:

http://www.cs.monash.edu.au/~zik/netfaq.html

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From: OzNetFAQ Section 2
Subject: Section 2: How do I get an internet account?

There are basically three ways to get a network-connected account:


a) Enrol in a university course which involves having an account
   (this costs lots of money so consider c) instead)
b) Get a job somewhere with a net connection (this may be considered a
   repugnant option by some as it involves work)
c) Get an account on a public access machine


Universities offer the fastest network connections and the best
facilities in general, but often restrict network access to those who
actually need it. Public access machines are becoming more and more
common, and offer many of the same features that the universities
do. They're also much less restrictive about what programs you are
allowed to run.

Generally you'll need to access public access sites from home using a
modem and a terminal program on your own computer. The next section
details the public access machines in each area.

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From: OzNetFAQ Section 3
Subject: Section 3: What public access machines are in my area?

This section lists public access sites. It's organised into areas by
state:


     - ACT
     - New South Wales
     - Northern Territory
     - Queensland
     - South Australia
     - Tasmania
     - Victoria
     - Western Australia


There are three possible link types:


     UUCP - 		Machine calls another on a regular basis to
			transfer news and email. This is the slowest
			option. It also doesn't offer access to most
			internet services, and is more correctly
			referred to as a "Usenet" network host.
     IP - 		Machine is permanently connected to the
			internet. Very quick responses are possible
			and all network services are available.
     MHSnet - 		Machine calls another on demand and/or
			regularly. This is usually better than UUCP,
			but doesn't offer full IP connectivity.


Modem standards are complicated things. In general a site with modems
that support high speeds will also support all the lower speeds. The
main modem standards are:


     V.FastClass - 28,800 bps raw speed, not standardised yet
     V.32bis - 14,400 bps raw speed
     PEP - 14,000 bps raw speed, not very common
     V.32 - 9,600 bps raw speed
     V.22bis - 2,400 bps raw speed
     V.22 - 1,200 bps raw speed
     V.23 - 1,200 bps receive / 75 baud send


Also some modems support compression and packetising on top of the raw
communications they provide. Packetising reduces the amount of line
noise you'll have problems with, and compression increases the
throughput available:


     V.42bis - ~4 times compression (usually includes V.42)
     V.42 - packetisation
     MNP5 - ~2 times compression (usually includes MNP4)
     MNP4 - packetisation


After you've selected a shortlist of possible sites you may also want
to check out "Section 7: What networks are there in Australia?" to get
a brief idea of what facilities each network offers.

================================== ACT =================================

Site name -----> interconnect.com.au 
Organisation --> InterConnect Australia Pty. Ltd. 
Location ------> Canberra 
Dialins -------> 4 * V.32bis/V.42bis 
Charges -------> $95.00 (1 off) + $20/month + 15c/minute online.
                 Also FTP @ $1 per 1 MByte, contact for full details. 
Machine -------> i486 EISA, SCSI disk, BSDI UNIX. 
Link ----------> IP - 20 milliseconds to AARNet 
Features ------> Interactive login, Telnet, FTP, News, Mail, Talk... 
How -----------> Ring sales on 008 818 262 or 03 528 2239. 
Contact -------> <info at interconnect.com.au> 
                              *  *  *  *  *
Site name -----> canberra.dialix.oz.au 
Organisation --> DIALix Services 
Location ------> Canberra 
Dialins -------> 3 * V.32bis/V.42bis 
Charges -------> 1c/minute connection, 1c/1000 bytes Internet email/ftp. 
Machine -------> SVR4 Unix 
Link ----------> IP 
Features ------> Menu access, Unix shell or UUCP. e-mail, usenet, ftp, 
telnet,
                 talk, finger, irc, gopher, rlogin etc. 
How -----------> dial (06) 251-3811 
Contact -------> Justin Sullivan <justin at canberra.dialix.oz.au> 
                              *  *  *  *  *
Site name -----> capcon.apana.org.au 
Organisation --> APANA 
Location ------> Canberra 
Dialins -------> 2 * V.32bis/V.42bis 
Charges -------> $110 p.a. 
Machine -------> i486/66 running Linux 
Link ----------> IP 
Features ------> standard  shells, nn/tin, elm/pine, gopher/WWW 
How -----------> dial (06) 292-7655 
Contact -------> Craig Gibson <craig at capcon.apana.org.au> 
                              *  *  *  *  *
Site name -----> mana.apana.org.au 
Organisation --> APANA 
Location ------> Canberra 
Dialins -------> 1 * V.32bis/V.42bis 
Charges -------> APANA membership (ed: hey, isn't that free?) 
Machine -------> Amiga 
Link ----------> UUCP - time to internet: 6 hours 
Features ------> offering UUCP/News/E-Mail + files 
How -----------> Email only 
Contact -------> Jeff Coleman <billy at mana.apana.org.au> 
                              *  *  *  *  *
Site name -----> ozemail.com.au 
Organisation --> OzEmail Pty. Ltd. 
Location ------> Canberra 
Dialins -------> ? * V.32bis/V.42bis 
Charges -------> $25 to join, $10 per hour until 9pm, $5 afterwards 
Machine -------> i486, UNIX. 
Link ----------> IP 
Features ------> Easy to use Windows software, PPP, SL/IP, UNIX shell 
How -----------> dial 06 257 2662 and select "register" 
Contact -------> Phone sales on (008) 805 874 or email 
<support at ozemail.com.au> 
                              *  *  *  *  *
Site name -----> posgate.apana.org.au 
Organisation --> APANA 
Location ------> Canberra 
Dialins -------> 1 * V32/V.42bis 
Charges -------> APANA membership + $10/month (mail info at apana.org.au for 
details) 
Machine -------> 486DX33 Linux 1.2 
Link ----------> IP 
Features ------> offering dialup/permanant SLIP/PPP/UUCP only (no shell) 
How -----------> dial (06) 285 1701, login as ???, 
http://posgate.apana.org.au 
Contact -------> Mark Purcell <m.purcell at posgate.apana.org.au> 

============================ New South Wales ===========================

Site name -----> geko.com.au 
Organisation --> Geko 
Location ------> Sydney 
Dialins -------> 8 * V.32bis/V.42bis 
Charges -------> UNIX shell: $20 setup + $15 per month, 
                 SL/IP: $80 setup + $40 per month 
Machine -------> SPARC 1000, Solaris UNIX 
Link ----------> IP 
Features ------> UNIX shell, Telnet, FTP, News, Mail, also SL/IP and PPP 
How -----------> Ring sales on (02) 968-4333 
Contact -------> Dez Blanchfield <geko at geko.com.au> 
                              *  *  *  *  *
Site name -----> interconnect.com.au 
Organisation --> InterConnect Australia Pty. Ltd. 
Location ------> Sydney 
Dialins -------> 8 * V.32bis/V.42bis 
Charges -------> $95.00 (1 off) + $20/month + 15c/minute online.
                 Also FTP @ $1 per 1 MByte, contact for full details. 
Machine -------> i486 EISA, SCSI disk, BSDI UNIX. 
Link ----------> IP - 20 milliseconds to AARNet 
Features ------> Interactive login, Telnet, FTP, News, Mail, Talk... 
How -----------> Ring sales on 008 818 262 or 03 528 2239. 
Contact -------> <info at interconnect.com.au> 
                              *  *  *  *  *
Site name -----> dwarf.apana.org.au 
Organisation --> APANA 
Location ------> Wollongong 
Dialins -------> 1 * V32/V.42bis 
Charges -------> Nil 
Machine -------> LINUX, (386DX40) 
Link ----------> UUCP - time to internet: 18 hours 
How -----------> dial (042) 973837 
Contact -------> Russell Noble <russ at dwarf.apana.org.au> 
                              *  *  *  *  *
Site name -----> jolt.mpx.com.au 
Organisation --> Microplex 
Location ------> Sydney 
Dialins -------> 25 * V.32bis/V.42bis 
Charges -------> $25 setup fee + $23.50/month or $234/year 
Machine -------> Sun SPARC 10, UNIX 
Link ----------> IP 
Features ------> E-mail, FTP file transfer, Usenet news, Talk, Internet 
Relay
                 Chat, Gopher and World Wide Web 
How -----------> By email, snail or phone 
Contact -------> <info at jolt.mpx.com.au> 
                              *  *  *  *  *
Site name -----> kralizec.zeta.org.au / godzilla.zeta.org.au 
Organisation --> Zeta Microcomputer Software 
Location ------> Sydney 
Dialins -------> 5 * V.32bis/V.42bis 
Charges -------> $15/month for 10 hours, $1/hr thereafter 
Machine -------> Sun 3 (SunOS 4.0) / 386DX/40 (Linux) 
Link ----------> IP 
Features ------> > 1 Gb disk, 6 CD-ROMs, huge amount of Linux S/W & News 
How -----------> dial (02) 837-1868, login as "guest" 
Contact -------> Nick Andrew <nick at kralizec.zeta.org.au> 
                              *  *  *  *  *
Site name -----> kumear.apana.org.au 
Organisation --> APANA 
Location ------> Lake Macquarie 
Dialins -------> 1 * V32/V.42bis, 1 * 1 * V.22bis/V.42bis 
Charges -------> $15 pa 
Machine -------> Amiga 3000T, AmigaDOS 2.05 
Link ----------> UUCP - time to internet: 18 hours 
Features ------> DLGPro BBS software, Lots of Amiga software, FidoNET, 
                 AdultLink. 
How -----------> dial (049) 48-5408 
Contact -------> Phillip Eastham <phillip_eastham at kumear.apana.org.au> 
                              *  *  *  *  *
Site name -----> magna.com.au 
Organisation --> Magnadata Public Access Internet Services 
Location ------> Sydney 
Dialins -------> 16 * V.Fast 
Charges -------> Shell $32 per month, SLIP/PPP $40 per month 
Machine -------> 486dx50 PCs 
Link ----------> IP 
Features ------> No time charges at all, shell and SLIP/PPP, dial-up and
		 dedicated, free email support 
How -----------> dial (02) 267 7711, login as "guest" 
Contact -------> info at magna.com.au, voice <info at magna.com.au> 
                              *  *  *  *  *
Site name -----> scorch.hna.com.au 
Organisation --> Hunter Networking Association 
Location ------> Newcastle 
Dialins -------> 3 * V32/V.42bis 
Charges -------> $40 pa (interactive), $60 (private systems), $100 (public 
sys) 
Machine -------> 386DX40, 8Meg core, total 2G HD, Linux 1.0 
Link ----------> UUCP - time to internet: 4 hours 
Features ------> BBS-ish interface or UNIX shell. Local news spool. 
POPmail.
		 Visitors may browse the system for a ~month without 
charge. 
How -----------> dial (049) 61-1695, login as "guest" 
Contact -------> Michael Brown <mbrown at hna.com.au> 
                              *  *  *  *  *
Site name -----> sydney.dialix.oz.au 
Organisation --> DIALix Services 
Location ------> Sydney 
Dialins -------> 18 * V.32bis/V.42bis 
Charges -------> 1c/minute connection, 1c/1000 bytes Internet email/ftp. 
Machine -------> PCs, SCO and SVR4 Unix 
Link ----------> IP 
Features ------> Menu access, Unix shell or UUCP. e-mail, usenet, ftp, 
telnet,
		 talk, finger, irc, gopher, rlogin etc. 
How -----------> dial (02) 948-6918, login as "visitor" 
Contact -------> Justin Sullivan <justin at sydney.dialix.com> 
                              *  *  *  *  *
Site name -----> sysx.apana.org.au 
Organisation --> APANA 
Location ------> Darlinghurst, Sydney 
Dialins -------> 1 * V.32 
Charges -------> $25.00 pa 
Machine -------> 386/33 running Waffle 1.65 & various 
Link ----------> UUCP - 6 hr max delay to AARNET. 
Features ------> Geared towards electronic musicians and artists. 
How -----------> login on (02) 361-4063 
Contact -------> <scot at sysx.apana.org.au> 
                              *  *  *  *  *
Site name -----> toaster.hna.com.au 
Organisation --> Hunter Networking Association 
Location ------> Newcastle 
Dialins -------> 1 * 2400 
Charges -------> none 
Machine -------> 486sx33, 8 meg core, 200M drive, CD-ROM 
Link ----------> UUCP - time to internet: 6 hours 
Features ------> CICA and Hobbes CD-ROMs online. 
How -----------> Email 
Contact -------> Matt McLeod <matt at toaster.hna.com.au> 
                              *  *  *  *  *
Site name -----> ilb.com.au 
Organisation --> ILB Computing Pty. Ltd. 
Location ------> Wollongong 
Dialins -------> 2 
Charges -------> ? 
Machine -------> ? 
Link ----------> MHSnet 
Features ------> 1.2G of news online 
How -----------> ? 
Contact -------> Kevin Withnall 
                              *  *  *  *  *
Site name -----> ozemail.com.au 
Organisation --> OzEmail Pty. Ltd. 
Location ------> Sydney 
Dialins -------> ? * V.32bis/V.42bis 
Charges -------> $25 to join, $10 per hour until 9pm, $5 afterwards 
Machine -------> i486, UNIX. 
Link ----------> IP 
Features ------> Easy to use Windows software, PPP, SL/IP, UNIX shell 
How -----------> dial 02 906 6677 and select "register" 
Contact -------> Phone sales on (008) 805 874 or email 
<support at ozemail.com.au> 

========================== Northern Territory ==========================

Site name -----> turtle.apana.org.au 
Organisation --> APANA 
Location ------> Darwin 
Dialins -------> 6 * V.32bis/V.42bis 
Charges -------> $25 to join, $20 per month 
Machine -------> ? 
Link ----------> IP - 19kbps to APANA 
Features ------> ? 
How -----------> dial (089) 723 499, login as "info"  
Contact -------> Robert Nagy <robert at turtle.apana.org.au> 

============================== Queensland ==============================

Site name -----> brisbane.dialix.oz.au 
Organisation --> DIALix Services 
Location ------> Brisbane 
Dialins -------> 3 * V.32bis/V.42bis 
Charges -------> 1c/minute connection, 1c/1000 bytes Internet email/ftp. 
Machine -------> PC, SVR4 Unix 
Link ----------> IP 
Features ------> Menu access, Unix shell or UUCP. e-mail, usenet, ftp, 
telnet,
		 talk, finger, irc, gopher, rlogin etc. 
How -----------> dial (07) 889-0799, login as "visitor" 
Contact -------> Justin Sullivan <justin at brisbane.dialix.com> 
                              *  *  *  *  *
Site name -----> interconnect.com.au 
Organisation --> InterConnect Australia Pty. Ltd. 
Location ------> Brisbane. 
Dialins -------> 4 * V.32bis/V.42bis 
Charges -------> $95.00 (1 off) + $20/month + 15c/minute online.
                 Also FTP @ $1 per 1 MByte, contact for full details. 
Machine -------> i486 EISA, SCSI disk, BSDI UNIX. 
Link ----------> IP - 20 milliseconds to AARNet 
Features ------> Interactive login, Telnet, FTP, News, Mail, Talk... 
How -----------> Ring sales on 008 818 262 or 03 528 2239. 
Contact -------> <info at interconnect.com.au> 
                              *  *  *  *  *
Site name -----> ozemail.com.au 
Organisation --> OzEmail Pty. Ltd. 
Location ------> Brisbane 
Dialins -------> ? * V.32bis/V.42bis 
Charges -------> $25 to join, $10 per hour until 9pm, $5 afterwards 
Machine -------> i486, UNIX. 
Link ----------> IP 
Features ------> Easy to use Windows software, PPP, SL/IP, UNIX shell 
How -----------> dial 07 279 3914 and select "register" 
Contact -------> Phone sales on (008) 805 874 or email 
<support at ozemail.com.au> 
                              *  *  *  *  *
Site name -----> ozspace.brisnet.org.au 
Organisation --> BrisNet 
Location ------> Brisbane 
Dialins -------> ? 
Charges -------> from $60 pa (hey guys, can you be more explicit here?) 
Machine -------> 386 PC compatible; Linux 
Link ----------> IP - time to AARNet: 10 minutes 
Features ------> providing UUCP and IP feeds 
How -----------> ? 
Contact -------> Rhys Weatherley <rhys at fit.qut.edu.au>, voice (015) 576-
698 
                              *  *  *  *  *
Site name -----> peg.apc.org 
Organisation --> Pegasus Networks Communications Pty Ltd 
Location ------> Brisbane 
Dialins -------> ? * V.32bis/V.42bis, AUSTPAC 
Charges -------> $95 mailbox purchase, $20 per month, time charges extra,
                 enquire for full details 
Machine -------> ? running UNIX 
Link ----------> demand IP? 
Features ------> E-mail and conferencing, gateways to APC, FIDOnet and
                 Internet. telnet access, gopher, WAIS. Support hotline. 
How -----------> By email, mail or phone 
Contact -------> <support at peg.pegasus.oz.au> 
                              *  *  *  *  *
Site name -----> pro-vision.pronet.com 
Organisation --> Independent 
Location ------> Townsville 
Dialins -------> 1 * ? 
Charges -------> from $40/year for 20 hours/month, $60/year for 30 
hours/month 
Machine -------> Apple IIgs, running proline v3.0 
Link ----------> UUCP - time to internet ? 
Features ------> menu or  like shell offering users file area.
                 Apple II software, graphics, sound. 
How -----------> By email, mail or phone 
Contact -------> Christopher Griggs <cgriggs at pro-vision.pronet.com> 

=========================== South Australia ============================

Site name -----> adelaide.dialix.oz.au 
Organisation --> DIALix Services 
Location ------> Adelaide 
Dialins -------> 7 * V.32bis/V.42bis 
Charges -------> 1c/minute connection, 1c/1000 bytes Internet e-mail/ftp. 
Machine -------> PC, SVR4 Unix 
Link ----------> IP 
Features ------> Menu access, Unix shell or UUCP. e-mail, usenet, ftp, 
telnet,
		 talk, finger, irc, gopher, rlogin etc. 
How -----------> dial (08) 231-6822, login as "visitor" 
Contact -------> Jo Brock <jbrock at adelaide.dialix.oz.au> 
                              *  *  *  *  *
Site name -----> apanix.apana.org.au 
Organisation --> APANA 
Location ------> Adelaide 
Dialins -------> 6 * V32.bis/V42.bis, 1 * V32/MNP5, 3 * V22.bis 
Charges -------> $65/year or $40/6 months or $10/month for 2 hrs/day 
dialup. 
Machine -------> Sparcstation ELC 
Link ----------> IP 
Features ------> Internet news, mail, ftp, telnet, IRC, muds, gopher, WWW.
		 Unix shell or menu (SL/IP to APANA members) 
How -----------> Dial (08) 373-5485 or telnet, login as "apanix". 
Contact -------> Adrian Corston <adrian at apanix.apana.org.au> 
                              *  *  *  *  *
Site name -----> arrakis.apana.org.au 
Organisation --> APANA 
Location ------> Adelaide 
Dialins -------> 1 * V32bis/V42.bis 
Charges -------> Free access for 1 month, $40 per year thereafter. May 
change. 
Machine -------> 4.2 Berkeley UNIX. 
Link ----------> IP 
Features ------> Full Internet services including: news, irc, telnet, and 
ftp. 
How -----------> dial (08) 377-0217 or telnet arrakis.apana.org.au 
[202.12.89.9] login as "guest" 
Contact -------> Greg Robinson <greg at arrakis.apana.org.au> 
                              *  *  *  *  *
Site name -----> byron.apana.org.au 
Organisation --> APANA 
Location ------> Adelaide 
Dialins -------> 1 * 2400 baud, 1 * V.32bis 
Charges -------> $10 join + $10/m 
Machine -------> 386DX33 5mb ram, 0.8gb disk, CDROM 
Link ----------> IP 
Features ------> Programmer's hangout, news, mail, UNIX shell and menu 
How -----------> dial (08) 364-2017 
Contact -------> John Lindsay <root at byron.apana.org.au> 
                              *  *  *  *  *
Site name -----> cleese.apana.org.au 
Organisation --> APANA 
Location ------> Adelaide 
Dialins -------> 2 * V.32bis/V.42bis, 1 * 2400 
Charges -------> $65 per annum, or $10 per month 
Machine -------> i486DX/33, 16Mb RAM, 1.1Gb disk, FreeBSD UNIX 
Link ----------> IP 
Features ------> SA APANA hub site, interactive shells, UNIX tech support 
How -----------> dial (08) 373-6006, login as "guest" 
Contact -------> Mark Newton <newton at cleese.apana.org.au> 
                              *  *  *  *  *
Site name -----> cswamp.apana.org.au 
Organisation --> APANA 
Location ------> Adelaide 
Dialins -------> 1 * V.32bis 
Charges -------> none 
Machine -------> 80386/16, 2MB RAM, 730MB disk; MS-DOS 4.01 
Link ----------> UUCP - time to internet: 24 hours 
Features ------> Maximus 2.01wb bbs software, Bluewave offline reader 
How -----------> dial (08) 370-2133 
Contact -------> Arthur Marsh <arthur at cswamp.apana.org.au> 
                              *  *  *  *  *
Site name -----> interconnect.com.au 
Organisation --> InterConnect Australia Pty. Ltd. 
Location ------> Adelaide. 
Dialins -------> 4 * V.32bis/V.42bis 
Charges -------> $95.00 (1 off) + $20/month + 15c/minute online.
                 Also FTP @ $1 per 1 MByte, contact for full details. 
Machine -------> i486 EISA, SCSI disk, BSDI UNIX. 
Link ----------> IP - 20 milliseconds to AARNet 
Features ------> Interactive login, Telnet, FTP, News, Mail, Talk... 
How -----------> Ring sales on 008 818 262 or 03 528 2239. 
Contact -------> <info at interconnect.com.au> 
                              *  *  *  *  *
Site name -----> ozemail.com.au 
Organisation --> OzEmail Pty. Ltd. 
Location ------> Adelaide 
Dialins -------> ? * V.32bis/V.42bis 
Charges -------> $25 to join, $10 per hour until 9pm, $5 afterwards 
Machine -------> i486, UNIX. 
Link ----------> IP 
Features ------> Easy to use Windows software, PPP, SL/IP, UNIX shell 
How -----------> dial 08 364 1451 and select "register" 
Contact -------> Phone sales on (008) 805 874 or email 
<support at ozemail.com.au> 

=============================== Tasmania ===============================

Site name -----> calvados.apana.org.au 
Organisation --> APANA 
Location ------> Hobart 
Dialins -------> 1 * V.42bis 
Charges -------> $30pa 
Machine -------> 386sx, MS-DOS, Waffle 
Link ----------> UUCP - time to internet: 18 hours 
Features ------> ? 
How -----------> dial (002) 34-8530, login as "new" 
Contact -------> John Lamp <system at calvados.apana.org.au> 

=============================== Victoria ===============================

Site name -----> accserv.ppit.com.au 
Organisation --> AccServ 
Location ------> Melbourne 
Dialins -------> ? * V.32bis/MNP/V42.bis 
Charges -------> $100 pa for mail/news account. $150 for mail/news/netftp
                 30 minutes/day included. extra $50 for 30m/day extra 
Machine -------> Intel 486 DX/66 running BSDI 1.1 
Link ----------> MHSnet - permanent link 
Features ------> Mail/news access, netftp 
How -----------> Phone Paul Pavlinovich (03) 747 9823, or 0418 109 905 
Contact -------> Paul Pavlinovich <manager at accserv.ppit.com.au> 
                              *  *  *  *  *
Site name -----> ozonline.com.au 
Organisation --> Australia OnLine 
Location ------> Melbourne 
Dialins -------> 8 * V.32bis/V.42bis 
Charges -------> $95 once-off for SL/IP, $10 once-off for CompuServe +
                 13c/minute + $1.80/Mb (minus 1Mb/hour free 
Machine -------> IBM 486 Clone, BSDI UNIX 
Link ----------> IP - ISDN to Melbourne AARNet hub 
Features ------> Handles SL/IP. Full support. 
How -----------> Ring sales on (03) 888-2622 
Contact -------> Michael Bethune <info at ozonline.com.au> 
                              *  *  *  *  *
Site name -----> cloud.apana.org.au 
Organisation --> APANA 
Location ------> Melbourne 
Dialins -------> 1 * V.32bis 
Charges -------> $10 pa 
Machine -------> IBM 386 Clone, MS-DOS 
Link ----------> UUCP - time to internet: 12 hours 
Features ------> Mail/news access, fidonet, files; public BBS 
How -----------> dial (03) 803-6954 
Contact -------> Hamish Moffatt <hamish at cloud.apana.org.au> 
                              *  *  *  *  *
Site name -----> csource.oz.au 
Organisation --> Unique Computing Pty Ltd 
Location ------> Melbourne 
Dialins -------> ? 
Charges -------> ? 
Machine -------> PC based, Waffle v1.65 
Link ----------> ? 
Features ------> Fidonet gateway for a lot of Usenet messages 
How -----------> ? 
Contact -------> David Nugent 
                              *  *  *  *  *
Site name -----> guru.apana.org.au 
Organisation --> APANA 
Location ------> Melbourne 
Dialins -------> 2 * ? 
Charges -------> $15 pa 
Machine -------> Amiga 2000, AmigaDOS 2.04, 350Mb HD, CDROM 
Link ----------> UUCP - time to internet: 12 hours 
Features ------> Mail, news, ftpmail. CDROM incl. Fred Fish, AmiNet, more
                 soon.  Online games. No file ratios. 
How -----------> dial (03) 331-5092 
Contact -------> George Seremetidis <sysop at guru.apana.org.au> 
                              *  *  *  *  *
Site name -----> insane.apana.org.au 
Organisation --> APANA 
Location ------> Melbourne 
Dialins -------> 7 * V.32bis/V.42bis 
Charges -------> $50 pa 
Machine -------> i486/33, 16MB RAM, 1GB disk; NetBSD UNIX 
Link ----------> IP 
Features ------> Macintosh supported, easy-to-use Menus
		 (SL/IP to APANA members) 
How -----------> dial (03) 886-1230, login as "guest" 
Contact -------> Stuart Marburg or Richard Preen 
<admin at insane.apana.org.au> 
                              *  *  *  *  *
Site name -----> interconnect.com.au 
Organisation --> InterConnect Australia Pty. Ltd. 
Location ------> Melbourne. 
Dialins -------> 8 * V.32bis/V.42bis 
Charges -------> $95.00 (1 off) + $20/month + 15c/minute online.
                 Also FTP @ $1 per 1 MByte, contact for full details. 
Machine -------> i486 EISA, SCSI disk, BSDI UNIX. 
Link ----------> IP - 20 milliseconds to AARNet 
Features ------> Interactive login, Telnet, FTP, News, Mail, Talk... 
How -----------> Ring sales on 008 818 262 or 03 528 2239. 
Contact -------> <info at interconnect.com.au> 
                              *  *  *  *  *
Site name -----> iaccess.com.au 
Organisation --> Internet Access Australia Pty. Ltd. 
Location ------> Melbourne 
Dialins -------> ? * V.Fast 
Charges -------> $99.00 registration + $7.50 per hour online (six hours 
free) 
		 + volume charges 
Machine -------> i486, UNIX. 
Link ----------> IP 
Features ------> SL/IP and PPP access 
How -----------> Ring sales on (03) 576 4222 
Contact -------> Anthony Bodin <anthony at iaccess.com.au> 
                              *  *  *  *  *
Site name -----> melbourne.dialix.oz.au 
Organisation --> DIALix Services 
Location ------> Melbourne 
Dialins -------> 12 * V.32bis/V.42bis 
Charges -------> 1c/minute connection, 1c/1000 bytes Internet e-mail/ftp. 
Machine -------> 486, SVR4 Unix 
Link ----------> IP 
Features ------> Menu access, Unix shell or UUCP. e-mail, usenet, ftp, 
telnet,
		 talk, finger, irc, gopher, rlogin etc. 
How -----------> dial (03) 562-2399, login as "visitor" 
Contact -------> Justin Sullivan <justin at melbourne.dialix.oz.au> 
                              *  *  *  *  *
Site name -----> ozemail.com.au 
Organisation --> OzEmail Pty. Ltd. 
Location ------> Melbourne 
Dialins -------> ? * V.32bis/V.42bis 
Charges -------> $25 to join, $10 per hour until 9pm, $5 afterwards 
Machine -------> i486, UNIX. 
Link ----------> IP 
Features ------> Easy to use Windows software, PPP, SL/IP, UNIX shell 
How -----------> dial 03 525 4904 and select "register" 
Contact -------> Phone sales on (008) 805 874 or email 
<support at ozemail.com.au> 
                              *  *  *  *  *
Site name -----> suburbia.apana.org.au 
Organisation --> APANA 
Location ------> Melbourne 
Dialins -------> 2 * V.32bis, 3 * 2400 baud 
Charges -------> $50 pa, $30 pa (students) 
Machine -------> PC running Linux 
Link ----------> IP 
Features ------> catering for internet beginners. free e-mail. 
How -----------> dial (03) 596-8366 
Contact -------> Mark Dorset <zerohour at suburbia.apana.org.au> 
                              *  *  *  *  *
Site name -----> werple.apana.org.au 
Organisation --> APANA 
Location ------> Melbourne 
Dialins -------> 9 * V.32bis, 4 * V.22bis 
Charges -------> $78 pa 
Machine -------> i486/33; NetBSD UNIX 
Link ----------> IP 
Features ------> standard  shells, nn/tin/rn, elm/pine/mail 
How -----------> dial (03) 888-1726, login as "register" 
Contact -------> Andrew Herbert <andrew at werple.apana.org.au> 

=========================== Western Australia ==========================

Site name -----> classic.iinet.com.au 
Organisation --> iiNet Technologies 
Location ------> Perth 
Dialins -------> 10 * V.32bis/V.42bis, 2 * 2400 bps 
Charges -------> $25/month plus volume charges 
Machine -------> PCs running Linux 
Link ----------> IP 
Features ------> Local ftp site, ClariNet News, round the clock support 
How -----------> Voice call or email to have account created 
Contact -------> Michael Malone <iinet at iinet.com.au> 
                              *  *  *  *  *
Site name -----> interconnect.com.au 
Organisation --> InterConnect Australia Pty. Ltd. 
Location ------> Perth. 
Dialins -------> 4 * V.32bis/V.42bis 
Charges -------> $95.00 (1 off) + $20/month + 15c/minute online.
                 Also FTP @ $1 per 1 MByte, contact for full details. 
Machine -------> i486 EISA, SCSI disk, BSDI UNIX. 
Link ----------> IP - 20 milliseconds to AARNet 
Features ------> Interactive login, Telnet, FTP, News, Mail, Talk... 
How -----------> Ring sales on 008 818 262 or 03 528 2239. 
Contact -------> <info at interconnect.com.au> 
                              *  *  *  *  *
Site name -----> it.com.au 
Organisation --> Informed Technology 
Location ------> Perth 
Dialins -------> 8 * V.32/V.42/PEP 
Charges -------> R/O news access at $45 a year, net write access $120 a 
year 
Machine -------> PCs running ESIX SVR4, Linux and FreeBSD 
Link ----------> MHSnet 
Features ------> We do not charge for time and impose no daily limits 
How -----------> dial (09) 245-2511, login as "visitor", password 
"visitor" 
Contact -------> <info at it.com.au> 
                              *  *  *  *  *
Site name -----> multiline.com.au 
Organisation --> Independent 
Location ------> Perth 
Dialins -------> 38 * ? 
Charges -------> $45 pa for BBS + $50 pa for Mail/News/Ftpmail + $200 pa 
for
                 full internet access' 
Machine -------> 486s / Linux 
Link ----------> IP (7 links to internet?) 
Features ------> Main BBS has 43 CD-Roms, online games, multi-user chat etc
                 Internet box has full FTP, TELNET, GOPHER, IRC etc 
How -----------> dial (09) 370-3333 or support (015) 190-465 
Contact -------> <gmplatt at cougar.multiline.com.au> 
                              *  *  *  *  *
Site name -----> ozemail.com.au 
Organisation --> OzEmail Pty. Ltd. 
Location ------> Perth 
Dialins -------> ? * V.32bis/V.42bis 
Charges -------> $25 to join, $10 per hour until 9pm, $5 afterwards 
Machine -------> i486, UNIX. 
Link ----------> IP 
Features ------> Easy to use Windows software, PPP, SL/IP, UNIX shell 
How -----------> dial 09 472 1021 and select "register" 
Contact -------> Phone sales on (008) 805 874 or email 
<support at ozemail.com.au> 
                              *  *  *  *  *
Site name -----> perth.dialix.oz.au 
Organisation --> DIALix Services 
Location ------> Perth 
Dialins -------> 20 * V.32bis/V.42bis 
Charges -------> 1c/minute connection, 1c/1000 bytes Internet e-mail/ftp. 
Machine -------> PCs, SCO Unix, SVR4 Unix 
Link ----------> IP 
Features ------> Menu access, Unix shell or UUCP. e-mail, usenet, ftp, 
telnet,
		 talk, finger, irc, gopher, rlogin etc. 
How -----------> dial (09) 244-3233, login as "visitor" 
Contact -------> Jeff Johnson <jeff at perth.dialix.oz.au> 
                              *  *  *  *  *
Site name -----> tower.it.com.au 
Organisation --> Tower Internet Services 
Location ------> Perth 
Dialins -------> 4 * V.22bis/V.32bis/V.42 
Charges -------> R/O news access at $25 a year, net write access $50 a 
year 
Machine -------> 486DX-50 running Linux 
Link ----------> MHSnet 
Features ------> We do not charge for time and impose no daily limits 
How -----------> dial (09) 316-3892, login as "visitor", no password 
Contact -------> <root at tower.it.com.au> 
                              *  *  *  *  *
Site name -----> yarrow.wt.uwa.edu.au 
Organisation --> Winthrop Technology 
Location ------> Perth 
Dialins -------> 8 * V.32 
Charges -------> $50 per month flat fee or $2.50 per connect hour 
Machine -------> DECsystem 5200, Ultrix V4.3 UNIX 
Link ----------> IP 
Features ------> Various contract services, FTP, TELNET, GOPHER, ARNS, WWW 
How -----------> Email or phone 
Contact -------> <wthelp at yarrow.wt.uwa.edu.au> 

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