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FYI on Questions and Answers: Answers to commonly asked "new Internet user" questions (RFC1206)

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000002020D
Original Publication Date: 1991-Feb-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2000-Sep-12
Document File: 27 page(s) / 66K

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Internet Society Requests For Comment (RFCs)

Related People

G.S. Malkin: AUTHOR [+2]

Abstract

New users joining the Internet community have the same questions as did everyone else who has ever joined. Our quest is to provide the Internet community with up to date, basic Internet knowledge and experience, while moving the redundancies away from the electronic mailing lists so that the lists' subscribers do not have to read the same queries and answers over and over again.

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Network Working Group G. Malkin

Request for Comments: 1206 FTP Software, Inc.

FYI: 4 A. Marine

Obsoletes: RFC 1177 SRI

February 1991

FYI on Questions and Answers

Answers to Commonly asked "New Internet User" Questions

Status of this Memo

This FYI RFC is one of two FYI's called, "Questions and Answers"

(Q/A), produced by the User Services Working Group of the Internet

Engineering Task Force (IETF). The goal is to document the most

commonly asked questions and answers in the Internet.

This memo provides information for the Internet community. It does

not specify any standard. Distribution of this memo is unlimited.

Table of Contents

1. Introduction................................................. 1

2. Acknowledgements............................................. 2

3. Questions About the Internet................................. 2

4. Questions About TCP/IP....................................... 4

5. Questions About the Domain Name System....................... 4

6. Questions About Internet Documentation....................... 5

7. Questions about Internet Organizations and Contacts.......... 9

8. Questions About Services..................................... 13

9. Mailing Lists................................................ 16

10. Miscellaneous "Internet lore" questions..................... 17

11. Suggested Reading........................................... 18

12. References.................................................. 19

13. Condensed Glossary.......................................... 20

14. Security Considerations..................................... 31

15. Authors' Addresses.......................................... 32

1. Introduction

New users joining the Internet community have the same questions as

did everyone else who has ever joined. Our quest is to provide the

Internet community with up to date, basic Internet knowledge and

experience, while moving the redundancies away from the electronic

mailing lists so that the lists' subscribers do not have to read the

same queries and answers over and over again.

Future updates of this memo will be produced as User Services members

become aware of additional questions that should be included, and of

deficiencies or inaccuracies that should be amended in this document.

An additional FYI Q/A will be published which will deal with

intermediate and advanced Q/A topics.

The Q/A mailing lists are maintained by Gary Malkin at FTP.COM. They

are used by a subgroup of the User Services Working Group to discuss

the Q/A FYIs. They include:

quail@ftp.com This is a discussion mailing list. Its

primary use is for pre-release re...