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- Alibi = Adaptive Location of Internetworked Bases of Information
- Alibi info: source code for Alibi, by Dave Flater (ftp://speckle.ncsl.nist.gov/flater/sources/)
- Dave Flater: developer of Alibi: mail email@example.com
Definition: Alibi provides a query interface to retrieve information by keywords
- Archie description: archie - An Electronic Directory Service for the Internet, by Deutsch, Emtage, and Heelan (ftp://archie.ans.net/pub/archie/doc/whatis.archie)
- Archie manual page: reference manual page for archie (ftp://archie.ans.net/pub/archie/doc/archie.man.txt)
- Archie via telnet: a telnet demo of archie (telnet://firstname.lastname@example.org) Login as : archie
- Archie via gopher: a collection of information and links about archie, from Texas A and M University (gopher://gopher.tamu.edu/11/.dir/archie.dir)
- Archie via WWW: List of Hypertext Archie Servers (ArchiePlex), by Martijn Koster (http://web.nexor.co.uk/archie.html)
- Archie via Unix: Unix command line for hosts with installed archie client, search for STRING: unix archie -s STRING
- Archie via email: use archie via email: mail email@example.com Body: "help"
Definition: Archie locates files at anonymous FTP sites by filename (or string expression) search.
- Astra Help: the help file for Astra: mail firstname.lastname@example.org Body: "help"
- Astra documentation: Astra User Guide: mail email@example.com Body: "GET META DOCUMENT"
Definition: Astra retrieve documents from databases.
Definition: Bitftp allows the user to use electronic mail to obtain files at an ftp site via email.
- Essence FAQ: The distribution includes the following files and directories (ftp://ftp.cs.colorado.edu/pub/cs/distribs/essence/FAQ.txt)
- Essence documents: Essence -- A Resource Discovery System Based on Semantic File Indexing (ftp://ftp.cs.colorado.edu/pub/cs/distribs/essence/)
- Harvest: this includes the essence software (ftp://ftp.cs.colorado.edu/pub/distribs/harvest/)
Definition: Essence is a resource discovery system using indexes.
- FSP = File Service Protocol
- FSP FAQ: Frequently Asked Questions about FSP (http://itu.rdg.ac.uk/misc/fsp/faq/faq.htm)
- FSP INFO: an overview and description of FSP (ftp://ftp.germany.eu.net/pub/networking/inet/fsp/)
- FSP Web: information on FSP (http://www.ee.ualberta.ca/~charro/fsp.html)
- FSP Server lists: FSP Site Database (http://www.cybernet.it/fsp/)
- FSP Discussion: an unmoderated Usenet discussion group about FSP (news:alt.comp.fsp)
Definition: FSP is a connectionless protocol for transferring files.
- FTP = File Transfer Protocol
- FTP: File Transfer Protocol (ftp://nic.merit.edu/documents/rfc/rfc0959.txt)
- FTP FAQ: Anonymous FTP Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) List (ftp://rtfm.mit.edu/pub/usenet-by-group/news.answers/ftp-list/faq)
- FTP Interface: look at ftp site lists (http://hoohoo.ncsa.uiuc.edu/ftp-interface.html)
- FTP via Unix: Unix command for ftp, once in, type help: unix ftp
- FTP via email: get files at anonymous ftp sites via email.: mail firstname.lastname@example.org Body: "help"
- FTP via telnet: site at Univ of IA (telnet://grind.isca.uiowa.edu)
- File Compression: File compression, archiving, and text<->binary formats, by David Lemson (ftp://ftp.cso.uiuc.edu/doc/pcnet/compression)
- FTP setup: (ftp://cert.org/pub/tech_tips/anonymous_ftp)
- Internet and FTP: an article on the client/server computing environment of the Internet. Illustrates IP Addresses and Domain Names. Defines File Transfer Protocol, or FTP. Explains mirror sites and anonymous FTP servers. Compares the directory and file structure of FTP servers to that of PC's and Macinstosh computers. Displays some FTP software, WS_FTP for the PC, and Fetch for the Macintosh. Illustrates the way to write FTP information in messages and web pages. (http://www.islandnet.com/~tmc/html/articles/ftp.htm)
Definition: FTP retrieves or puts copies of files at remote FTP sites.
- Jughead description: description of Jonzy's Universal Gopher Hierarchy Excavation And Display (JUGHEAD) current status, by Rhett `Jonzy' Jones (ftp://boombox.micro.umn.edu/pub/gopher/Unix/GopherTools/jughead/jughead.ReadMe)
- Jughead Search: (gopher://liberty.uc.wlu.edu:3002/7)
Definition: Jughead collects searchable menu information from an individual Gopher server.
- Knowbot via telnet: use a knowbot service via telnet; at the prompt, type `help' (telnet://info.cnri.reston.va.us:185)
Definition: Knowbot provides a uniform interface to heterogeneous remote directory services.
- Maltshop script: (ftp://veronica.scs.unr.edu/veronica-code/)
Definition: Maltshop builds a veronica-access menu on your local gopher server.
- Netserv: a server for access to data files and programs of general interest: mail email@example.com Body: "get netserv helpfile"
Definition: Netserv is a server for access to data files and programs of general interest.
- Project description: Soft Pages Project, by Johannsen and Mansfield (ftp://cs.ucl.ac.uk/osi-ds/osi-ds-39-00.txt)
Definition: Soft Pages aids in retrieval of documents, software, and other resources from servers.
- Top 5 Keyword: Top of the Web entry for keyword searching tools, from December Communications, Inc. (http://www.december.com/web/top/keyword.html)
- Web Spiders: World Wide Web Robots, Wanderers, and Spiders, by Martijn Koster (http://info.webcrawler.com/mak/projects/robots/robots.html)
BotSpot: The Spot for all Bots on the Net including 13 searchable bot classification databases, FAQ's, Articles, Conferences, New Bots, Add a Bot, CommerceBots, NewsBots, SearchBots and more. Visit BotSpot of the Week awarded by Team BotSpot (http://www.botspot.com)
----- A selected list of Web spiders:
- Crawler: gathers indexes of the total contents of documents, as well as URLSs and titles (http://webcrawler.com)
- Excite: keyword or concept searching of Web pages or Usenet (http://www.excite.com)
- Harvest: tools to gather, extract, organize, search, cache, and replicate information available over the Net (http://harvest.cs.colorado.edu)
- InfoSeek: index search of the Internet (http://www.infoseek.com)
- JumpStation: indexes the titles and headers of documents on the Web, by Jonathon Fletcher (http://www.stir.ac.uk/jsbin/js/)
- Lycos: uses information metrics to record the 100 most important words in a document, along with the first 20 lines, so that users can often determine the value of a WWW document without retrieving it (http://www.lycos.com)
- MOMspider: a spider that you can install on your system (Unix/Perl) (http://www.ics.uci.edu/WebSoft/MOMspider/)
- NIKOS: allows a topic-oriented search of a spider database (http://www.rns.com/cgi-bin/nikos)
- RBSE URL: a database of URL references, with full WAIS indexing of the contents of the documents, by David Eichmann (http://rbse.jsc.nasa.gov/eichmann/urlsearch.html)
- SavvySearch: Parallel Internet Query Engine (http://www.cs.colostate.edu/~dreiling/smartform.html)
- SG-Scout: a robot for finding Web servers (http://www-swiss.ai.mit.edu/~ptbb/SG-Scout.html)
- Wandex: index from the World Wide Web Wanderer, by Matthew Gray (http://www.mit.edu:8001/cgi/wandex/index)
- WebAnts: a project for cooperating, distributed Web spiders (http://thule.mt.cs.cmu.edu:8001/webants/)
- WebWorm: gathers information about titles and URLs from Web servers, by Oliver McBryan (http://www.cs.colorado.edu/home/mcbryan/WWWW.html)
Definition: Spiders are a class of software programs that traverse network hosts gathering information from and about resources.
----- Lists, information and collections
- Telnet tips: (http://kufacts.cc.ukans.edu/hytelnet_html/START.TXT.html)
- TELNET: Telnet Protocol (ftp://nic.merit.edu/documents/rfc/rfc0818.txt)
- Telnet demo: check the weather (telnet://downwind.sprl.umich.edu:3000)
- Telnet search: find telnet connections based on keyword search (gopher://liberty.uc.wlu.edu:3004/7)
Definition: Telnet allows a user to login to a remote computer to use applications.
- Trickle: an email-based alternative to FTP, information (gopher://gopher.earn.net/11/doc/gnrt-by-chapters/TRICKLE)
- Trickle guide: : mail firstname.lastname@example.org Body: "get trickle memo"
Definition: Trickle is an electronic mail-based alternative to obtaining files at FTP sites.
- Veronica via gopher: Search ALL of Gopherspace using veronica, includes links to FAQ and instructional information (gopher://veronica.scs.unr.edu/11/veronica)
Definition: Veronica locates titles of Gopher items by keyword search.