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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: 2019-Feb-13
Document File: 44 page(s) / 62K

Publishing Venue

Internet Society Requests For Comment (RFCs)

Related People

A. Marine: AUTHOR [+2]

Related Documents

10.17487/RFC1594: 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. This memo does not specify an Internet standard of any kind. [FYI 4]

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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?

User Services Working Group [Page 1]

RFC 1594 FYI Q/A - for New Internet Users March 1994

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 did everyone else who has ever joined. Our quest is to provide the Internet community with up to date, basic Internet knowledge and experience.

Future updates of this memo will be produced as User Services members become aware of additional questions that should be included, and of deficiencies or inaccuracies that should be amended in this document. Although the RFC number of this document will change with each update, it will always have the designation of FYI 4. An additional FYI Q/A, FYI 7, is published that deals with intermediate and advanced Q/A topics [11].

2. Acknowledgements

The following people deserve thanks for their help and contributions to this FYI Q/A: Matti Aarnio (FUNET), Susan Calca...

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