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Guide to Network Resource Tools (RFC1580)

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Original Publication Date: 1994-Mar-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2000-Sep-12

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EARN Staff: AUTHOR

Abstract

As the worldwide academic computer network grows and expands far beyond its previous confines, so the resources and services available on the network evolve and multiply at a dizzying rate. The typical user is hardpressed to keep up with this explosive growth. Fortunately, a number of tools are available to facilitate the task of locating and retrieving network resources, so that users anywhere can utilize texts, data, software and information for public access. Facilities to explore public domain software repositories, to consult mailing list archives and databases, to retrieve directory information and to participate in global group discussions are now available to all.

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Network Working Group EARN Staff

Request for Comments: 1580 EARN Association

FYI: 23 March 1994

Category: Informational

Guide to Network Resource Tools

Status of this Memo

This memo provides information for the Internet community. This memo

does not specify an Internet standard of any kind. Distribution of

this memo is unlimited.

Table of Contents

1. Introduction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4

2. GOPHER . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5

2.1. What is Gopher . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5

2.2. Who can use Gopher . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6

2.3. How to get to Gopher . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6

2.3.1. Local clients . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6

2.3.2. Remote clients . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6

2.4. Using Gopher . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7

2.5. VERONICA . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10

2.6. Learning more about Gopher . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11

3. WORLD-WIDE WEB . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12

3.1. What is World-Wide Web . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12

3.2. Who can use World-Wide Web . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13

3.3. How to get to World-Wide Web . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14

3.3.1. Local clients . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14

3.3.2. Remote clients . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14

3.3.2.1. E-mail access . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15

3.4. Using World-Wide Web . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16

3.5. Examples . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19

3.6. Learning more about World-Wide Web . . . . . . . . . . . . 22

4. WAIS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22

4.1. What is WAIS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22

4.2. Who can use WAIS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23

4.3. How to get to WAIS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23

4.4. Using WAIS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23

4.4.1. E-mail access . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24

4.5. Examples . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25

4.6 Learning more about WAIS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26

5. ARCHIE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27

5.1. What is ARCHIE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27

5.2. Who can use ARCH...