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FYI on Questions and Answers - Answers to Commonly asked "New Internet User" Questions (RFC1594)

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000002428D
Original Publication Date: 1994-Mar-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2000-Sep-12
Document File: 36 page(s) / 92K

Publishing Venue

Internet Society Requests For Comment (RFCs)

Related People

A. Marine: AUTHOR [+3]

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 A. Marine

Request for Comments: 1594 NASA NAIC

FYI: 4 J. Reynolds

Obsoletes: 1325 ISI

Category: Informational G. Malkin

Xylogics

March 1994

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. This memo

does not specify an Internet standard of any kind. 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 Internet Organizations and Contacts:

What is the InterNIC?

Questions About Internet Services:

What is gopher?

What is the World Wide Web? What is Mosaic?

How do I find out about other Internet resource discovery tools?

Table of Contents

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

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

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

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

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

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

7. Questions about Internet Organizations and Contacts.......... 13

8. Questions About Services..................................... 18

9. Mailing Lists and Sending Mail............................... 24

10. Miscellaneous "Internet lore" questions..................... 26

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

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

13. Condensed Glossary.......................................... 31

14. Security Considerations..................................... 44

15. Authors' Addresses.......................................... 44

1. Introduction

New users joining the Internet community have the same questions as

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