The AWS Console Internet Tools

By John Paul Mueller

Even though AWS (Amazon Web Services) provides you with a wealth of Internet-specific tools, you sometimes need to perform tasks in a batch process or in a more convenient way. The Console Internet Tools group package that comes with your Linux setup contains the following packages (listed as either a default package or an optional package):

Utility/Package What It Does
Default Packages  
elinks Provides a text-based browser for use in the SSH session. See http://elinks.or.cz/ for additional details.
Optional Packages  
fetchmail Provides a text-based email program that can access POP3, IMAP, ODMR, and ETRN-based stores. See https://sourceforge.net/projects/fetchmail/ for additional details.
ftp Provides a text-based File Transfer Protocol (FTP) application for sending and receiving files to and from an FTP server.
jwhois Determines the owner and other information associated with a particular web domain. See https://directory.fsf.org/wiki/Jwhois for additional details.
lftp Performs advanced batch processing of HTTP-specific commands, akin to the manner in which the bash shell works. You typically use this utility for scripted FTP uploads or other repetitive tasks. See https://lftp.yar.ru/ for additional details.
mutt Provides a text-based email program that can access all the common data stores. This utility is a little more GUI-based and friendlier than fetchmail. See http://www.mutt.org/ for additional details.