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A Dictionary Server Protocol (RFC2229)

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Original Publication Date: 1997-Oct-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2000-Sep-13
Document File: 24 page(s) / 55K

Publishing Venue

Internet Society Requests For Comment (RFCs)

Related People

R. Faith: AUTHOR [+2]

Abstract

The Dictionary Server Protocol (DICT) is a TCP transaction based query/response protocol that allows a client to access dictionary definitions from a set of natural language dictionary databases.

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Network Working Group R. Faith

Request for Comments: 2229 U. North Carolina, Chapel Hill

Category: Informational B. Martin

Miranda Productions

October 1997

A Dictionary Server Protocol

Status of this Memo

This memo provides information for the Internet community. It does

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

memo is unlimited.

Copyright Notice

Copyright (C) The Internet Society (1997). All Rights Reserved.

Abstract

The Dictionary Server Protocol (DICT) is a TCP transaction based

query/response protocol that allows a client to access dictionary

definitions from a set of natural language dictionary databases.

Table of Contents

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

1.1. Requirements ......................................... 3

2. Protocol Overview .................................... 3

2.1. Link Level ........................................... 3

2.2. Lexical Tokens ....................................... 3

2.3. Commands ............................................. 4

2.4. Responses ............................................ 5

2.4.1. Status Responses ..................................... 5

2.4.2. General Status Responses ............................. 6

2.4.3. Text Responses ....................................... 6

3. Command and Response Details ......................... 7

3.1. Initial Connection ................................... 7

3.2. The DEFINE Command ................................... 9

3.3. The MATCH Command .................................... 10

3.4. A Note on Virtual Databases .......................... 12

3.5. The SHOW Command ..................................... 13

3.5.1. SHOW DB .............................................. 13

3.5.2. SHOW STRAT ........................................... 13

3.5.3. SHOW INFO ............................................ 14

3.5.4. SHOW SERVER .......................................... 14

3.6. The CLIENT Command ................................... 15

3.7. The STATUS Command ................................... 15

3.8. The HELP Command ..................................... 15

3.9. The QUIT Command ..................................... 16

3.10. The OPTION Command ................................... 16

3.10.1. OPTIO...