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As soon as you login, in the case of Boring Internet Services you have a Unix shell prompt on your screen. But instead of something this simple you may get something like:

BSDI BSD/OS 2.1 (escape.com) (ttyrf)

login: galfina
Last login: Thu Apr 10 16:11:37 from fubar.net
© 1992, 1993, 1994, 1995 Berkeley Software Design, Inc.
© (c) 1980, 1983, 1986, 1988, 1990, 1991, 1993, 1994
       The Regents of the University of California. All rights reserved.


                 ___________________ ______ ______________
            ___ /  ___/  ___/    \/     \/ __ /  ___/
         _____ /  ___/\__  /  /__/  /  / /___/  ___/
      _______ /  / /  / /  / /      / /  /  / /
   _________ \_____/\_____/\_____/\__/___/\_/   \_____/ .com
                            [ ESCAPE.COM ]



       Multiple Logins and Simultaneous Dialups From Different Locations Are
_NOT_ Permitted at Escape Internet Access.


Enter your terminal type, RETURN for vt100, ? for list:

Setting terminal type to vt100.
Erase is backspace.

                               Escape Main Menu

 ==> H) HELP      Help & Tips for the Escape Interface. (M)
    I) INTERNET  Internet Access & Resources (M)
    U) USENETM   Usenet Conferences (Internet Distribution) (M)
    L) LTALK     Escape Local Communications Center (M)
    B) BULLETINS Information on Escape, Upgrades, coming events. (M)
    M) MAIL      Escape World Wide and Local Post Office (M)
    F) HOME      Your Home Directory (Where all your files end up)
    C) CONFIG    Config your user and system options (M)
    S) SHELL     The Shell (Unix Environment) [TCSH]
    X) LOGOUT    Leave System

    BACK     MAIN     HOME     MBOX     ITALK    LOGOUT

----[Mesg: Y]------------[ TAB key toggles menus ]-------[Connected:  0:00]---

In this case you aren't in a shell yet, but you can see an option on the menu to get to a shell. So hooray, you are in luck, you have a shell account. Just enter "S" and you're in.

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