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A Dictionary Server Protocol (RFC2229)

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000002787D
Original Publication Date: 1997-Oct-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2019-Feb-15
Document File: 30 page(s) / 39K

Publishing Venue

Internet Society Requests For Comment (RFCs)

Related People

R. Faith: AUTHOR [+1]

Related Documents

10.17487/RFC2229: DOI

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. This memo provides information for the Internet community. It does not specify an Internet standard of any kind.

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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

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RFC 2229 A Dictionary Server Protocol October 1997

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. OPTION MIME .......................................... 16 3.11. The AUTH Command ..................................... 18 3.12. The SASLAUTH Command ................................. 18 4. Command Pipelining ................................... 20 5. URL Specification .................................... 20 6. Extensions ........................................... 22 6.1. Experimental Command Syntax .......................... 22 6.2. Experimental Commands and Pipelining ................. 22 7. Summary of Response Codes ............................ 23 8. Sample Conversations ................................. 23 8.1. Sample 1 - HELP, DEFINE, and QUIT commands ....

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