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Erik Thelan's Jan 1989 bibliography of works on e mail and other forms of electronic messaging and networked communications.
a PostScript format article on how and why the advancement of networking technology to the gigabit/per/second speed level actually presents fewer problems and challenges than supposed initially in the 80s. This file is gzip/compressed.
The licenses for most software are designed to take away your freedom to share and change it. By contrast, the GNU General Public Licenses are intended to guarantee your freedom to share and change free software to make sure the software is free for all its users.
a 1989 article. This is an overview of how the agency backbones route IP (Internet Protocol) packets at this time, with any generalizations that can be made and statements of their differences. Also included are recommendations from the agency backbones about how other networks that connect to them can best set up their inter administration routing. This paper has a single goal: to improve global engineering in the Internet.
a gzip compressed PostScript format speech transcript. Details the upper speed limits of TCP/IP networking, and where the bottle necks will be (not where you might think at first guess).
This paper was prepared for the Tenth Michigan Public Utility Conference at Western Michigan University March 25_27, 1993. It describes the history, technology and cost structure of the Internet. We also describe a possible smart/market mechanism for pricing traffic on the Internet. Updated 11/14/93.
1994 parer. This is a note about an important issue: the future pricing of Internet services. Please repost freely.
This paper was prepared for the conference "Public Access to the Internet", JFK School of Government, May 26/27, 1993. It describes some of the technology and costs relevant to pricing access to the Internet and suggest a possible smart market mechanism for pricing traffic on the Internet. Updated 11/14/93. gzip compressed PostScript file.
Reston VA, USA. 6 Feb 1995. The Internet's most important measurement data indicating its size and growth was released yesterday by Mark Lottor of Network Wizards.
March 25, 1993 Instruction Manual for CompuServe Sysops
Large FAQ covering personal computer Network File System and Internet Protocol applications and subjects (DOS and Mac.)
This article is a monthly attempt to remind potential posters to comp.unix about what is appropriate for this newsgroup.
How to Become a Usenet Site.
Analysis of stored news articles, JAN 94.
1994 article. The goal of this document is to explain the practices currently in use for the benefit of new and existing moderators.
VI is a very powerful unix editor that has many commands, too many to explain in a tutor such as this. This tutor is designed to describe enough of the commands that you will be able to easily use VI as an all purpose editor.
June 1990. The DDN Network Information Center (NIC) is located at SRI International, Menlo Park, CA, and is funded by the Defense Data Network (DDN) Defense Communications System (DCS) to provide general user services to DDN users via telephone, electronic mail, and U.S. postal mail.
Jan. 1985. This report specifies the attachment of an X.25 host to the Defense Data Network (DDN). In particular, this report describes specific options and features of CCITT Recommendation X.25 (1980) and Federal Information Processing Standard (FIPS) 100/Federal Standard (Fed. Std.) 1041 (July 1983) required of a host X.25 implementation to enable that host to communicate with a DDN X.25 Interface Message Processor ("IMP", the DDN packet switching node).

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Historical information on BITNET (Batch Simple Mail Transfer Protocol).
This archive contains information of the policies of a number of individual networks.
This archive holds information on registry of domain names and so forth. Many of the files were be out of date in 1996. Check their headers for more information. (May 1999)

Related On-Site Resources

EFF Net Culture & Cyberanthropology Archive
EFF's Guide to the Internet
EFF Global Information Infrastructure Archive

Links to Related Off-Site Resources


NCSA's Internet Resources Meta-Index
NCSA's Experimental Search Engine Meta-Index
for WAIS, etc. requires HTML forms support.
Virtual Listserv's Search Engine
Forum One is a guide to over 117,000 Web Forum Discussions. Web Forums" are areas on the web where you can post and respond to messages. Many other listservs may be found by typing "listserv" into altavista or its equivalent
The World Wide web Virtual Library:
Electronic journals, newspapers, magazines, newsletters and other resources.
Champaign, IL Public Library's
List of e-zines and other electronic media.
MIT's usenet faq archive.
EINet Galaxy Guide to World-Wide Information and Services.
Netscape's hub-and-spokes model reciprocal linking system of WWW indexing.
The Awesome List,
John Makulowich's index of "the glory and grandeur of the Internet, the sine qua non of Cyberspace"
an extensive Internet site index, thirteen hundred+ entries.
A portal with search engine, many services, information, free e-mail, chat rooms, etc.
WWW Search Engine
CMU's Lycos
WWW Search Engine
WWW Search Engine
WWW Search Engine
Usenet Archive Search Engine
WWW & Usenet Search Engine, + Web Site Reviews
one interface for multiple WWW search engines
WWW Search Engine Meta-Index
Search World-wide ftp Servers Using Archie Search Tool.
Search a massive index of SunSite
CD-ROM reasearch databases
SunSite Usenet Info Center
Launch Pad
Searchable index of the comp.infosystems.* newsgroups
Cool Site of the Day
Four11: The Internet White Pages
lists online people in a phonebook-like database
A "Yellow Pages"
index of professional media/news websites, email addresses & more.
The Internet Domain Survey
WWW Archive
Index of Academic Internet Servers
Directory of Scholarly and Professional E-Conferences
mailing lists
The Netizen's Cyberstop
info on net culture and history.
A large list of FTP sites.

WebChat demo & archive
(WebChat is a realtime chat utility for WWW browsers)
an HTML syntax checker (upload HTML to it, or point it at a URL. This is now a subscription service - $9.95 for 6 mos. $16.95 for a year.)
an NSF-like method of treating FTP sites as part of one's own directory tree - neat tool!
The Internet Phone Company (tpc.int) Free Fax-via-Internet Service
Web Communications' Comprehensive Guide to Publishing on the Web
Internet/Usenet History
FTP Site
NIC-France (en Francais)
Japan Network Information Center
(JPNIC; in Japanese & English)
Internet/Usenet FAQs
(more tech. & non-tech. docs)
Higher Education Resources and Assistance WWW Site
WWW Tips for Beginners
Brown & Mech's
Beginner's HTML Template for WWW Pages
Information About Gopher
GVU's NSFNet Backbone Statistics Page
The The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing
shares many entries with HackDict, but has a lot more serious jargon terms.
Babel A Glossary of Computer-oriented Abbreviations and Acronyms.
search 15,000+ biographies of notable personalities.
Info on New Internet Protocols
(IPng, SIPP, TUBA, etc.)
Info on the Knowledge Query & Manipulation Language (KQML)
for software agent communications.
Internet Resources Newsletter
A free newsletter for academics, students, engineers, scientists & social scientists. "Possibly the most useful round-up of new resources for academic users " - The Student's Guide to the Internet 1998/99

Index of Open Market Home Page:
"We are Internet commerce"
File a complaint with the Better Business Bureau
Central Web Server (IBBB)
List of Internet access providers (regularly updated.)
You can also
A Glossary of Computer-oriented Abbreviations and Acronyms
Acronym Server
Anu Garg's Dictionary & Thesaurus Server
Merriam-Webster English Dictionary (hypertext edition)
Michael Moncur's Quotations Server -
search for quotes by keyword & author, get quotes of the day, get random quotes.
Bartlett's Familiar Quotations WWW edition
Encyclopedia Britannica, online edition
index of online encyclopedias (from general, to very topic-specific).
indo.com Geographic Name Server
finds the latitude and longitude of two places, then calculates the distance between them.
Central Source Yellow Pages -
online phonebook of almost all businesses in the US (this is an online version of a phone book, not an index of online businesses).
The online Yellow Pages
lists US businesses (this is an online version of a phone book, not an index of online businesses).
Tiger's MapBrowse
generate custom US area maps on the fly and download them (free).

Weather Reports
by National Weather Service.
Recent Earthquakes United States Geophysical Service