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FYI on Questions and Answers: Answers to commonly asked "new Internet user" questions (RFC1206)

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000002020D
Original Publication Date: 1991-Feb-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2019-Feb-11
Document File: 32 page(s) / 44K

Publishing Venue

Internet Society Requests For Comment (RFCs)

Related People

G.S. Malkin: AUTHOR [+1]

Related Documents

10.17487/RFC1206: DOI

Abstract

This FYI RFC is one of two FYI's called, "Questions and Answers" (Q/A). 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. [FYI 4]

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Network Working Group G. Malkin Request for Comments: 1206 FTP Software, Inc. FYI: 4 A. Marine Obsoletes: RFC 1177 SRI February 1991

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

Status of this Memo

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.

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....................................... 4 5. Questions About the Domain Name System....................... 4 6. Questions About Internet Documentation....................... 5 7. Questions about Internet Organizations and Contacts.......... 9 8. Questions About Services..................................... 13 9. Mailing Lists................................................ 16 10. Miscellaneous "Internet lore" questions..................... 17 11. Suggested Reading........................................... 18 12. References.................................................. 19 13. Condensed Glossary.......................................... 20 14. Security Considerations..................................... 31 15. Authors’ Addresses.......................................... 32

1. Introduction

New users joining the Internet community have 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 User Services members

User Services Working Group [Page 1]

RFC 1206 FYI Q/A - for New Internet Users February 1991

become aware of additional questions that should be included, and of deficiencies or inaccuracies that should be amended in this document. An additional FYI Q/A 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 User Services Working Group to discuss the Q/A FYIs. They include:

quail@ftp.com This is a discussion mailing list. Its primary use is for pre-release 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 a write-only list which serves as a repository for candidate questions and answers. It is not necessary to be on the quail mailing list to forward to the quail-box.

2. Acknowledg...

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