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A Status Report on Networked Information Retrieval: Tools and Groups (RFC1689)

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Original Publication Date: 1994-Aug-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-May-22

Publishing Venue

Internet Society Requests For Comment (RFCs)

Related People

J. Foster: AUTHOR [+2]

Abstract

The purpose of this report is to increase the awareness of Networked Information Retrieval by bringing together in one place information about the various networked information retrieval tools, their developers, interested organisations, and other activities that relate to the production, dissemination, and support of NIR tools. NIR Tools covered include Archie, WAIS, gopher and World Wide Web.

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Network Working Group                                  J. Foster, Editor
Request for Comments: 1689             University of Newcastle upon Tyne
RARE Technical Report: 13                                    August 1994
FYI: 25
Category: Informational


                            A Status Report
                                   on
           Networked Information Retrieval: Tools and Groups


     Produced as a collaborative effort by the Joint IETF/RARE/CNI
        Networked Information Retrieval - Working Group (NIR-WG)

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

   The purpose of this report is to increase the awareness of Networked
   Information Retrieval by bringing together in one place information
   about the various networked information retrieval tools, their
   developers, interested organisations, and other activities that
   relate to the production, dissemination, and support of NIR tools.
   NIR Tools covered include Archie, WAIS, gopher and World Wide Web.

Table of Contents

    1.   Introduction ..............................................   2
    2.   How the information was collected .........................   3
    3.   What is covered? ..........................................   3
    4.   Updating information ......................................   5
    5.   Overview of the types of NIR Tool .........................   5
    6.   NIR Tools .................................................   9
    7.   NIR Groups ................................................ 123
    8.   Security Considerations ................................... 180
    9.   Acknowledgements .......................................... 180
   10.   Author's Address .......................................... 180
   11.   Appendix A: NIR Tool Template ............................. 181
   12.   Appendix B: NIR Group Template ............................ 188
   13.   Appendix C: Email Lists and Newsgroups .................... 192
   14.   Appendix D: Coming Attractions ............................ 207
   15.   Appendix E: Extinct Critters (Tools) ...................... 222
   16.   Appendix F: Extinct Critters (Groups) ..................... 222

Foster                                                          [Page 1]
RFC 1689   Networked Information Retrieval: Tools and Groups August 1994


1.   Introduction

   As the network has grown, along with it there has been an increase in
   the number of software tools and applications to navigate the network
   and make use of the m...