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FYI on Questions and Answers Answers to Commonly asked "New Internet User" Questions (RFC1325)

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000002147D
Original Publication Date: 1992-May-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2000-Sep-12
Document File: 34 page(s) / 85K

Publishing Venue

Internet Society Requests For Comment (RFCs)

Related People

G. Malkin: AUTHOR [+2]

Abstract

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.

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Network Working Group G. Malkin

Request for Comments: 1325 Xylogics

FYI: 4 A. Marine

Obsoletes: RFC 1206 SRI

May 1992

FYI on Questions and Answers

Answers to Commonly asked "New Internet User" Questions

Status of this Memo

This memo provides information for the Internet community. It does

not specify an Internet standard. Distribution of this memo is

unlimited.

Abstract

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.

New Questions and Answers

In addition to updating information contained in the previous version

of this FYI RFC, the following new questions have been added:

Questions About the Internet:

How do I get a list of all the hosts on the Internet?

Questions About Internet Documentation:

What is the RFC-INFO service?

What is an FYI?

What is an STD?

What is the Internet Monthly Report?

Questions About Internet Organizations:

What is the Internet Society?

Questions About Internet Services:

What is "archie"?

How do I Connect to archie?

Mailing Lists and Sending Mail

How Do I Send Mail to Other Networks?

Table of Contents

1. Introduction................................................. 2

2. Acknowledgements............................................. 3

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

4. Questions About TCP/IP....................................... 5

5. Questions About the Domain Name System....................... 6

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

7. Questions about Internet Organizations and Contacts.......... 14

8. Questions About Services..................................... 19

9. Mailing Lists and Sending Mail............................... 23

10. Miscellaneous "Internet lore" questions..................... 27

11. Suggested Reading........................................... 28

12. References.................................................. 29

13. Condensed Glossary.......................................... 30

14. Security Considerations..................................... 42

15. Authors' Addresses.......................................... 4...