Founded and operated by the Viet Nam Institute of Information Technology, NetNam is a computer
network based on BBS architexture and dedicated to development.
The Netnam server was set up in Hanoi in December 1994. It open to all organisations and business enterprises and primarily serve the NGO,
multilateral, bilateral and other development organizations operating in Viet Nam.
In response to the increase of subscribers and the trend of becoming the nationwide network, the Southern Netnam server was brought into operation on 3rd February 1996. As the time of this writing, there are organisations subscribe for Hanoi server and organisations subscribe for the server in ho Chi Minh City.
offering the following services:
Send and receive electronic mail to and from the world's most extensive
computer network: the Internet. This permits to exchange e-mail with any
correspondent at less than one-tenth the price of a fax or telex.
An ever-expanding number of electronic discussion forums are available on
NetNam, allowing subscribers to discuss and exchange information of
common interest on specialized or general topics. For example, topics may
include forestry activities, street children, food aid, NGO administrative
concerns, office rentals, commercial services, social activities, etc.
As the system grows, more and more information will be available for on-
line retrieval, including text files and databases provided by NetNam or
made available by subscribers that wish to share information with others.
This may include various directories of organizations and resources,
statistical compilations on development issues, annual reports, specialized
|Item||Registration ( USD )||Monthly basic charge ( USD )||Transm. to and from Internet ( USD/ kB )||Time connected to Netnam ( USD/ min )|
|Very low income||0||10||0.15||0.01|
How to connect to NetNam?
If you don't already have a modem, we advise you to purchase a V34 28.8 or V32bis
28.8/14.4kb fax/modem with Error correction & Data compression MNP & V42, V42
bis. Any modem will work with NetNam, but the faster your modem, the less you will
have to pay in telephone charges. (We also support it)
For the time being, NetNam only has staff and access lines in Hanoi. We will not likely
have services in HCM City or other cities for a few more months. To connect to NetNam
yourself, we suggeste:
You will be charged soon after opening the account for registration and 2 months basic
charges asked in advance, also you can download the software World Group Manager
kind of Client/Server from Libraries in Netnam, which is more convenient
- Purchase a 28.8/14.4kb modem, and install it on your computer;
- If you have Procom Plus, or Terminal is avaiable in Accessories of Windows, when
you buy a modem, you normally also get a communication software (likely to be
BitFax/Bitcom for Windows). Install the software on your computer, and make sure all
the setups are correctly done (closely follow the manuals for both the modem and the
- You will then be able to dial the NetNam numbers in Hanoi, and open your account
yourself, preferably using a short (no more than 8 characters), simple name such as
"demo", or "demovn". Simply follow instructions from the NetNam server machine
once you have established connection. Your e-mail account will be, for internet
and simply [user-id] within NetNam. From that point on, you will be able to exchange
mail with the NetNam system operator (sysop), for any support you would need.
Please then ask sysop to mail you a copy of the NetNam manual all
the information in this manual is also online, but the printed version will facilitate your
operations, and reduce the time you need to be connected to the NetNam host in Hanoi.
To reach the NetNam host with your modem, you may dial of the following numbers:
(84-4) 362-356 One last thing: we will need your signature for legal registration to
Could you please fill-up the following registration form, and fax it as soon as possible,
with your signature on it. to our office in Hanoi. Hoping to meet you online very soon,
E-mail us at the address firstname.lastname@example.org further information.
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