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FYI on Questions and Answers: Answers to commonly asked "new internet user" questions (RFC1177)

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000001990D
Original Publication Date: 1990-Aug-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2019-Feb-11
Document File: 24 page(s) / 33K

Publishing Venue

Internet Society Requests For Comment (RFCs)

Related People

G.S. Malkin: AUTHOR [+2]

Related Documents

10.17487/RFC1177: DOI

Abstract

This FYI RFC is one of three FYI's called, "Questions and Answers" (Q/A), produced by the User Services Working Group (USWG) of the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF). The goal is to document the most commonly asked questions and answers in the Internet. This memo provides information for the Internet community. It does not specify any standard. [Also FYI 4.]

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Network Working Group G. Malkin Request for Comments: 1177 FTP Software, Inc. FYI: 4 A. Marine SRI J. Reynolds ISI August 1990

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

Status of this Memo

This FYI RFC is one of three FYI’s called, "Questions and Answers" (Q/A), produced by the User Services Working Group (USWG) of the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF). The goal is to document the most commonly asked questions and answers in the Internet.

This memo provides information for the Internet community. It does not specify any standard. Distribution of this memo is unlimited.

Table of Contents

1. Introduction.................................................... 1 2. Acknowledgements................................................ 2 3. Questions About the Internet.................................... 2 4. Questions About TCP/IP.......................................... 3 5. Questions About Internet Documentation.......................... 4 6. Questions about Internet Organizations and Contacts............. 6 7. Questions About Services........................................ 9 8. Mailing Lists................................................... 11 9. References...................................................... 11 10. Suggested Reading.............................................. 12 11. Condensed Glossary............................................. 12 12. Security Considerations........................................ 23 13. Authors’ Addresses............................................. 24

1. Introduction

New users joining the Internet community for the first time have had the same questions as did everyone else who has ever joined. Our quest is to provide the Internet community with up to date, basic Internet knowledge and experience, while moving the redundancies away from the electronic mailing lists so that the lists’ subscribers do not have to read the same queries and answers over and over again.

Future updates of this memo will be produced as USWG members become

User Services Working Group [Page 1]

RFC 1177 FYI Q/A - for New Internet Users August 1990

aware of additional questions that should be included, and of deficiencies or inaccuracies that should be amended in this document. Additional FYI Q/A’s will be published which will deal with intermediate and advanced Q/A topics.

The Q/A mailing lists are maintained by Gary Malkin at FTP.COM. They are used by a subgroup of the USWG to discuss the Q/A FYIs. They include:

quail@ftp.com This is a discussion mailing list. Its primary use is for pre-release (to the USWG) review of the Q/A FYIs.

quail-request@ftp.com This is how you join the quail mailing list.

quail-box@ftp.com This is where the questions and answers will be forwarded-and-stored. It is not necessary to be on the quail mailing list to forward to the quail-box.

2. Acknowledgements

The following people deserve thanks for their help and contributions to the FYI Q/As: Berlin Moore (PREPNet...

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