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RFC 1689

 
 
 

A Status Report on Networked Information Retrieval: Tools and Groups

Part 2 of 7, p. 35 to 69
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  Location of more information:
   As above.

  Latest version number:        2.00.00

  Brief Scope and Characteristics:
   Gopher server for IBM VM/CMS installations.

  Approximate number of such servers in use:
   Unknown.

  General comments:
   This server was written and is maintained by Gerhard Gonter.
   This server is commonly referred to as the Vienna VM/CMS server.
   There is also another VM/CMS server: the Rice VM/CMS server.

                         -------------------

  Date completed or updated:    14 March, 1994
  By: Name:                     Mark McCahill
      Email address:            mpm@boombox.micro.umn.edu

  Platform:                     MVS

  Primary Contact:
  Name:                         Steve Bacher
  Email address:                seb@draper.com
  Telephone:

  Server software available from:
  Via Gopher:                   U of M Gopher
                                Information About Gopher
                                Gopher Software Distribution
  Via FTP:                      boombox.micro.umn.edu:/pub/gopher/

  Location of more information:
   As above.

  Latest version number:        2.1

  Brief Scope and Characteristics:
   Gopher server for IBM MVS installations.

  Approximate number of such servers in use:
   Unknown.

  General comments:
   This server was written and is maintained by Steve Bacher.

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                         -------------------

  Date completed or updated:    14 March, 1994
  By: Name:                     Mark McCahill
      Email address:            mpm@boombox.micro.umn.edu

  Platform:                     Unix veronica server

  Primary Contact:
  Name:                         Steve Foster
  Email address:                gophadm@futique.scs.unr.edu
  Telephone:

  Server software available from:
   Via FTP:                     veronica.scs.unr.edu:/veronica

  Location of more information:
   As above.

  Latest version number:        (please check software distribution)

  Brief Scope and Characteristics:
   veronica server software

  Approximate number of such servers in use:
   Unknown.

  General comments:
   Written and maintained by Steve Foster at the
   University of Nevada.

  Future plans: Additional support for searching on Gopher+ attributes

 ----------------------------------------------------------------------

 Clients:

  Date completed or updated:    14 March, 1994
  By: Name:                     Mark McCahill
      Email address:            mpm@boombox.micro.umn.edu

  Platform:                     Macintosh

  Primary Contact
  Name:                         The Internet Gopher Development Team
  Email address:                gopher@micro.umn.edu
  Telephone:                    +1-612-625-1300

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  Client software available from:
  Via Gopher:                   U of M Gopher
                                Information About Gopher
                                Gopher Software Distribution
  Via FTP:                      boombox.micro.umn.edu
                                 /pub/gopher/

  Location of more information:
   As above.

  Latest version number:        (please check software distribution)

  Brief Scope and Characteristics:
   One of the many Macintosh Gopher clients.  Requires MacTCP.

  General comments:
   Macintosh TurboGopher is as of this writing, the fastest
   Gopher client available for the Mac.  Written by the
   Minnesota Gopher Development Team.  Supports Gopher+.

                         -------------------

  Date completed or updated:    14 March, 1994
  By: Name:                     Mark McCahill
      Email address:            mpm@boombox.micro.umn.edu

  Platform:                     Macintosh

  Primary Contact:
  Name:                         Don Gilbert, Biology, Indiana
                                University - Bloomington
  Email address:                Software@Bio.Indiana.Edu
  Telephone:

  Client software available from:
  Via Gopher:                   Indiana University Gopher Server
                                IUBio Software+Data/GopherApp,
                                Mac Gopher client
  Via FTP:                      ftp.bio.indiana.edu:/util/gopher/
                                                     gopherapp/

  Location of more information:
   As above.

  Latest version number:        (please check software distribution)

  Brief Scope and Characteristics:
   One of the many Macintosh Gopher clients.  Requires MacTCP.

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  General comments:
   Written and maintained by Don Gilbert.  Supports Gopher+.

  Future plans:

                         -------------------

  Date completed or updated:    14 March, 1994
  By: Name:                     Mark McCahill
      Email address:            mpm@boombox.micro.umn.edu

  Platform:                     Macintosh

  Primary Contact:
  Name:                         "Jonzy"
  Email address:                JONZY@CC.UTAH.EDU
  Telephone:

  Client software available from:
  Via Gopher:                   gopher.cc.utah.edu in Testing directory

  Via FTP:                      ftp.cc.utah.edu:/pub/gopher/Macintosh/

  Location of more information:
   As above.

  Latest version number:        (please check software distribution)

  Brief Scope and Characteristics:
   One of the many Macintosh Gopher clients.  Requires MacTCP.
   Has a browser style interface.
   Uses customized Telnet application.

  General comments:
   Written and maintained by "Jonzy".

  Future plans:

                         -------------------

  Date completed or updated:    14 March, 1994
  By: Name:                     Mark McCahill
      Email address:            mpm@boombox.micro.umn.edu

  Platform:                     UNIX (curses/EMACS based client)

  Primary Contact:
  Name:                         The Internet Gopher Development Team

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  Email address:                gopher@micro.umn.edu
  Telephone:                    +1-612-625-1300

  Client software available from:
  Via Gopher:                   U of M Gopher
                                Information About Gopher
                                Gopher Software Distribution
  Via FTP:                      boombox.micro.umn.edu
                                /pub/gopher/

  Location of more information:
   As above.

  Latest version number:        (please check software distribution)

  Brief Scope and Characteristics:
   The UNIX curses-based client.

  General comments:
   Written and maintained by Paul Lindner.  Supports Gopher+.

                         -------------------

  Date completed or updated:    14 March, 1994
  By: Name:                     Mark McCahill
      Email address:            mpm@boombox.micro.umn.edu

  Platform:                     UNIX (simple client does not use CURSES)

  Primary Contact:
  Name:                         Sean Fuller
  Email address:                fuller@aedc-vax.af.mil
  Telephone:

  Client software available from:
  Via Gopher:                   U of M Gopher
                                Information About Gopher
                                Gopher Software Distribution
  Via FTP:                      boombox.micro.umn.edu
                                /pub/gopher/

  Location of more information:
   As above.

  Latest version number:        0.3

  Brief Scope and Characteristics:
   sgopher is a simple gopher client for inetd/batch/online; it does not

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   require much of the terminal other than it be 80X24 characters.  It
   can be run stand alone or it can be launched from inetd.  It doesn't
   use termcap or curses.  Sgopher outputs the \r\n pair at the end of
   line and requires a <return> after each command to support more
   terminal types.

  General comments:
   Runs on VMS, IRIX, Ultrix, AIX, Solaris 2.x, Solaris 1.x

  Future plans:

                         -------------------

  Date completed or updated:    14 March, 1994
  By: Name:                     Mark McCahill
      Email address:            mpm@boombox.micro.umn.edu

  Platform:                     Xgopher: UNIX XWindows based client

  Primary Contact:
  Name:                         Allan Tuchman
  Email address:                tuchman@ux1.cso.uiuc.edu
  Telephone:

  Client software available from:
  Via Gopher:                   U of M Gopher
                                Information About Gopher
                                Gopher Software Distribution
  Via FTP:                      boombox.micro.umn.edu
                                /pub/gopher/

  Location of more information:
   As above.

  Latest version number:        (please check software distribution)

  Brief Scope and Characteristics:
   Makes use of the X interface.

  General comments:
   Written and maintained by Allan Tuchman.

  Future plans:  Gopher+ support planned for the future.

                         -------------------

  Date completed or updated:    14 March, 1994
  By: Name:                     Mark McCahill

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      Email address:            mpm@boombox.micro.umn.edu

  Platform:                     Xgopher: UNIX XWindows based client

  Primary Contact:
  Name:                         Andrew Scherpbier
  Email address:                xvgopher@gopher.sdsu.edu
                                turtle@sciences.sdsu.edu
  Telephone:

  Client software available from:
  Via Gopher:                   U of M Gopher
                                Information About Gopher
                                Gopher Software Distribution
  Via FTP:                      boombox.micro.umn.edu
                                /pub/gopher/

  Location of more information:
   As above.

  Latest version number:        (please check software distribution)

  Brief Scope and Characteristics:
   Makes use of the X interface... displays a way cool chewing gopher
   icon while information is being downloaded.

  General comments:
   XView based gopher client.

  Future plans:  Gopher+ support.

                         -------------------

  Date completed or updated:    14 March, 1994
  By: Name:                     Mark McCahill
      Email address:            mpm@boombox.micro.umn.edu

  Platform:                     NeXT: NeXTstep client

  Primary Contact:
  Name:                         The Internet Gopher Development Team
  Email address:                gopher@micro.umn.edu
  Telephone:                    +1-612-625-1300

  Client software available from:
  Via Gopher:                   U of M Gopher
                                Information About Gopher
                                Gopher Software Distribution

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  Via FTP:                      boombox.micro.umn.edu
                                /pub/gopher/

  Location of more information:
   As above.

  Latest version number:        (please check software distribution)

  Brief Scope and Characteristics:
   Makes full use of the NeXT interface.

  General comments:
   Initial version written by Max Tardiveau.
   Now maintained by Paul Lindner.

  Future plans:

                       -------------------------

  Date completed or updated:    14 March, 1994
  By: Name:                     Mark McCahill
      Email address:            mpm@boombox.micro.umn.edu

  Platform:                     DOS TurboVision w/Clarkson packet
                                drivers

  Primary Contact:
  Name:                         The Internet Gopher Development Team
  Email address:                gopher@micro.umn.edu
  Telephone:                    +1-612-625-1300

  Client software available from:
  Via Gopher:                   U of M Gopher
                                Information About Gopher
                                Gopher Software Distribution
  Via FTP:                      boombox.micro.umn.edu
                                /pub/gopher/

  Location of more information:
   As above.

  Latest version number:        (please check software distribution)

  Brief Scope and Characteristics:
   Character-based graphics and windows under DOS. Uses either Clarkson
   Packet drivers (CRWYN packet drivers) and a built-in TCP/IP protocol
   stack or Ftp, Inc.'s protocol stack (PC/TCP).

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  General comments:
   Gopher+ support.

                         -------------------

  Date completed or updated:    14 March, 1994
  By: Name:                     Mark McCahill
      Email address:            mpm@boombox.micro.umn.edu

  Platform:                     VMS.

  Primary Contact:
  Name:                         Mark Van Overbeke
  Email address:                mark@ummvxm.mrs.umn.edu
  Telephone:

  Client software available from:
  Via Gopher:                   U of M Gopher
                                Information About Gopher
                                Gopher Software Distribution
  Via FTP:                      boombox.micro.umn.edu
                                /pub/gopher/

  Location of more information:
   As above.

  Latest version number:        0.6

  Brief Scope and Characteristics:

  General comments:
   The VMS client was written and is maintained by Mark Van Overbeke.

  Future plans:

                         -------------------

  Date completed or updated:    14 March, 1994
  By: Name:                     Mark McCahill
      Email address:            mpm@boombox.micro.umn.edu

  Platform:                     VMS.

  Primary Contact:
  Name:                         The Internet Gopher Development Team
  Email address:                gopher@micro.umn.edu
  Telephone:                    +1-612-625-1300

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  Client software available from:
  Via Gopher:                   U of M Gopher
                                Information About Gopher
                                Gopher Software Distribution
  Via FTP:                      boombox.micro.umn.edu
                                /pub/gopher/

  Location of more information:
   As above.

  Latest version number:        1.12

  Brief Scope and Characteristics:
   Identical to Unix gopher1.12. Works on a VMS 5.5-2 system running
   MultiNet 3.1B.  UCX and Wollongong are also supported.

  General comments:
   A port of the University of Minnesota Unix client to VMS.

  Future plans:

                         -------------------

  Date completed or updated:    14 March, 1994
  By: Name:                     Mark McCahill
      Email address:            mpm@boombox.micro.umn.edu

  Platform:                     VM/CMS.

  Primary Contact:
  Name:                         Rick Troth
  Email address:                TROTH@RICEVM1.RICE.EDU
  Telephone:

  Client software available from:

  Via Gopher:                   U of M Gopher
                                Information About Gopher
                                Gopher Software Distribution
  Via FTP:                      boombox.micro.umn.edu
                                /pub/gopher/

  Location of more information:
   As above.

  Latest version number:        (please check software distribution)

  Brief Scope and Characteristics:

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   Gopher client for IBM VM/CMS installations.

  General comments:
   This client was written and is maintained by Rick Troth.
   This client is commonly referred to as the Rice VM/CMS client.
   There is also another VM/CMS client: the Vienna VM/CMS client.

  Future plans:

                         -------------------

  Date completed or updated:    14 March, 1994
  By: Name:                     Mark McCahill
      Email address:            mpm@boombox.micro.umn.edu

  Platform:                     VM/CMS.

  Primary Contact:
  Name:                         Gerhard Gonter
  Email address:                Gerhard.Gonter@WU-Wien.ac.at
  Telephone:

  Client software available from:
  Via Gopher:                   U of M Gopher
                                Information About Gopher
                                Gopher Software Distribution
  Via FTP:                      boombox.micro.umn.edu
                                /pub/gopher/

  Location of more information:
   As above.

  Latest version number:        (please check software distribution)

  Brief Scope and Characteristics:
   Gopher client for IBM VM/CMS installations.

  General comments:
   This client was written and is maintained by Gerhard Gonter.
   This client is commonly referred to as the Vienna VM/CMS client.
   There is also another VM/CMS client: the  Rice VM/CMS client.

  Future plans:

                         -------------------

  Date completed or updated:    14 March, 1994
  By: Name:                     Mark McCahill

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      Email address:            mpm@boombox.micro.umn.edu

  Platform:                     DOS with PC/TCP.

  Primary Contact:
  Name:                         Steven E. Newton
  Email address:                snewton@oac.hsc.uth.tmc.edu
  Telephone:

  Client software available from:
  Via FTP:                      oac.hsc.uth.tmc.edu:/public/dos/misc/

  Location of more information:
   As above.

  Latest version number:        (please check software distribution)

  Brief Scope and Characteristics:
   Gopher client for DOS with PC/TCP

  General comments:
   Written and maintained by Steven E. Newton

  Future plans:

                         -------------------

  Date completed or updated:    14 March, 1994
  By: Name:                     Mark McCahill
      Email address:            mpm@boombox.micro.umn.edu

  Platform:                     DOS with PC-NFS.

  Primary Contact:
  Name:                         Stan Barber
  Email address:                sob@TMC.EDU
  Telephone:

  Client software available from:
   Via FTP:                     bcm.tmc.edu:/nfs/gopher.exe

  Location of more information:
   As above.

  Latest version number:        (please check software distribution)

  Brief Scope and Characteristics:
   Gopher client for DOS with PC-NFS

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  General comments:
   Written and maintained by Stan Barber

  Future plans:

                         -------------------

  Date completed or updated:    14 March, 1994
  By: Name:                     Mark McCahill
      Email address:            mpm@boombox.micro.umn.edu

  Platform:                     DOS Novell LWP Gopher Client

  Primary Contact:
  Name:                         Jeremy T. James
  Email address:                blackp@med.umich.edu
  Telephone:

  Client software available from:
  Via FTP:                      lennon.itn.med.umich.edu:pub/gopher

  Location of more information:
   As above.

  Latest version number:        (please check software distribution)

  Brief Scope and Characteristics:
   DOS Novell LWP Gopher Client

  General comments:
   Written and maintained by Jeremy T. James.

  Future plans:

                         -------------------

  Date completed or updated:    14 March, 1994
  By: Name:                     Mark McCahill
      Email address:            mpm@boombox.micro.umn.edu

  Platform:                     Windows 3.1 with Winsock or PC/NFS.

  Primary Contact:
  Name:                         Martyn Hampson
  Email address:                m.hampson@ic.ac.uk
  Telephone:

  Client software available from:

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  Via Gopher:                   U of M Gopher
                                Information About Gopher
                                Gopher Software Distribution
  Via FTP:                      lister.cc.ic.ac.uk
                                /pub/wingopher

  Location of more information:
   As above.

  Latest version number:        (please check software distribution)

  Brief Scope and Characteristics:
   Gopher client for Windows; uses either Winsock DLL or PC/NFS network
   interface.

  General comments:
   Written and maintained by Martyn Hampson.  Gopher+ support.

  Future plans:

                         -------------------

  Date completed or updated:    14 March, 1994
  By: Name:                     Mark McCahill
      Email address:            mpm@boombox.micro.umn.edu

  Platform:                     Windows with Winsock and ToolBook.

  Primary Contact:
  Name:                         Kevin Gamiel
  Email address:                kgamiel@kudzu.cnidr.org
  Telephone:

  Client software available from:
  Via Gopher:                   U of M Gopher
                                Information About Gopher
                                Gopher Software Distribution
  Via FTP:           sunsite.unc.edu
                     /pub/micro/pc-stuff/ms-windows/winsock/gophbook.zip

  Location of more information:
   As above.

  Latest version number:         1.0

  Brief Scope and Characteristics:
   Gopher client for Windows; uses Asymetrix's ToolBook to paint the
   screen and speaks to the network via a Winsock DLL.

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  General comments:
   Written and maintained by Kevin Gamiel

  Future plans:

                     ------------------------------

  Date completed or updated:    14 March, 1994
  By: Name:                     Mark McCahill
      Email address:            mpm@boombox.micro.umn.edu

  Platform:                     Air Gopher commercial client for windows

  Primary Contact:
  Name:                         David Pool, Spry Software, Inc.
  Email address:                dave@spry.com
  Telephone:                    +1-206-447-0300

  Client software available from:

  Location of more information:

  Latest version number:

  Brief Scope and Characteristics:

  General Comments:

  Future plans:
   Gopher+ support planned.

                     ------------------------------

  Date completed or updated:    14 March, 1994
  By: Name:                     Mark McCahill
      Email address:            mpm@boombox.micro.umn.edu

  Platform:                     Win Gopher

  Primary Contact:
  Name:                         Bill Easton, Notis, Inc.
  Telephone:                    +1-708-866-0159

  Client software available from:

  Location of more information:

  Latest version number:

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  Brief Scope and Characteristics:

  General Comments:
   Requires Winsock.  Supports gopher.

  Future plans:
   Gopher+ support planned.

                     ------------------------------

  Date completed or updated:    14 March, 1994

  By: Name:                     Mark McCahill
      Email address:            mpm@boombox.micro.umn.edu

  Platform:                     GINA

  Primary Contact:
  Name:                         Mark Resmer, California Technology
                                Project
  Email address:                resmer@eis.calstale.edu

  Client software available from:

  Location of more information:

  Latest version number:

  Brief Scope and Characteristics:

  General Comments:
   Macintosh and windows clients include netnews, email.

  Future plans:

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 Demonstration sites:

  List of sites which are willing to act as demonstration
  sites for this application.

          site name              ip address   login as   serving area
     ----------------------------------------------------------------
     consultant.micro.umn.edu  134.84.132.4    gopher    North America
     gopher.uiuc.edu           128.174.33.160  gopher    North America
     panda.uiowa.edu           128.255.40.201  panda     North America
     info.anu.edu.au           150.203.84.20   info      Australia

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     gopher.chalmers.se        129.16.221.40   gopher    Sweden
     tolten.puc.cl             146.155.1.16    gopher    South America

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 Documentation:

  Title:  (1) Gopher Protocol and
          (2) Gopher+ Proposed Extensions
  Location details:
       Via Gopher: U of M Gopher
                 Information About Gopher
                      Gopher Software Distribution
  Via FTP: boombox.micro.umn.edu
              /pub/gopher/

  Title: RFC 1436   The Internet Gopher Protocol
                    (a distributed document search and retrieval
                    protocol)
  Via FTP: nic.ddn.mil
              /rfc/rfc1436.txt

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 Bibliography:

  The Whole Internet, Ed Kroll, O'Reilly, 1992

  The Internet Gopher, "ConneXions", July 1992, Interop.

  Exploring Internet GopherSpace "The Internet Society News", v1n2 1992

  The Internet Gopher Protocol, Proceedings of the Twenty-Third
      IETF, CNRI, Section 5.3

  Internet Gopher, Proceedings of Canadian Networking '92

  The Internet Gopher, INTERNET: Getting Started, SRI
      International, Section 10.5.5

  Tools help Internet users discover on-line treasures, Computerworld,
      July 20, 1992

  TCP/IP Network Administration, O'Reilly.

  Balakrishan, B. (Oct 1992) "SPIGopher: Making SPIRES databases
     accessible through the Gopher protocol".  SPIRES Fall '92
     Workshop, Chapel Hill, North Carolina.

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 Other Information:

 =-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=

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 HYTELNET

 Date template updated or checked: 28 February, 1994
 By: Name:              Peter Scott
     Email address:     aa375@freenet.carleton.ca

 -----------------------------------------------------------------------

 NIR Tool Name: HYTELNET

 Brief Description of Tool:

   HYTELNET is a terminate-and-stay-resident hypertext browser, which
   gives a user full instructions for logging into telnet-accessible
   sites on the Internet i.e., library catalogs, campus-wide information
   systems, bulletin boards, directory services, gophers, etc.  The
   browser does not make remote connections.  A Unix/VMS version, which
   does make remote connections, has been written by Earl Fogel,
   Computing Services, University of Saskatchewan.  Macintosh and Amiga
   versions are also available (see ftp site information below).

 -----------------------------------------------------------------------

 Primary Contact(s):

  Name:                 Peter Scott

  Email address:        aa375@freenet.carleton.ca

  Postal Address:       324 8th Street East
                        Saskatoon, Sask, Canada S7H 0P5

  Telephone:            +1-306-966-5920

  Fax:                  +1-306-966-6040

 -----------------------------------------------------------------------

 Help Line:

  Name:                 Peter Scott

  Email address:        aa375@freenet.carleton.ca

  Telephone:            +1-306-966-5920

  Level of support offered:
                        o volunteer

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  Hours available:      8:00 a.m - 3:30 p.m CST

 -----------------------------------------------------------------------

 Related Working Groups:

  None

 -----------------------------------------------------------------------

 Sponsoring Organisation / Funding source:

  None

 -----------------------------------------------------------------------

 Mailing Lists:         HYTELNET Updates Distribution

  Address:              hytel-l@kentvm.kent.edu

  Administration:       By listowner Peter Scott
                        aa375@freenet.carleton.ca

  Description:

  To inform members of new versions of the software, and to keep users
  informed of new/changed/defunct Telnet-accessible sites
  To subscribe send e-mail message to listserv@kentvm.kent.edu with
  no subject, and    sub hytel-l firstname lastname  as the body of the
  message.

  Archive:              None

 -----------------------------------------------------------------------

 News groups:           bit.listserv.hytel-l

 -----------------------------------------------------------------------

 Protocols:

  What is supported:

  What it runs over:

  Other NIR tools this interworks with:

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  Future plans:         Possible translation into gopher format

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 Servers:

   None.

 -----------------------------------------------------------------------

 Clients:

  Date completed or updated: 21 December, 1993
  By: Name:                  Peter Scott
      Email address:         aa375@freenet.carleton.ca

  Platform:                  DOS

  Primary Contact
  Name:                      Peter Scott
  Email address:             aa375@freenet.carleton.ca
  Telephone:                 +1-306-966-5920

  Client software available from:

   ftp.usask.ca in
   pub/hytelnet/pc as hytelnXX.zip, where XX = latest version number.
   pub/hytelnet/{amiga,unix,vms,mac}/* for respective versions

  Location of more information: finger scottp@jester.usask.ca

  Latest version number:     6.6 (Issued October 23, 1993)

  Brief Scope and Characteristics:

  General comments:

  Future plans:
   To contine to produce updated versions in current form.

 -----------------------------------------------------------------------

 Demonstration sites:

  The Unix/VMS version can be accessed via telnet to access.usask.ca
  (login: hytelnet)

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 Documentation: None

 -----------------------------------------------------------------------

 Bibliography:

  HYTELNET as software for accessing the Internet: a personal
  perspective on the development of HYTELNET.
  Electronic Networking, Vol. 2, No. 1 Spring 1992 pp 38-44

  Hypertext...Information at your fingertips.
  In: Designing Information: new roles for librarians.
  Graduate School of Library and Information Science, University of
  Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 1993

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 Other Information:

 =-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=

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 NETFIND

 Date template updated or checked:  1 March, 1994
 By: Name:              Mike Schwartz
     Email address:     schwartz@cs.colorado.edu

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 NIR Tool Name: Netfind

 Brief Description of Tool:

   Given the name of a person on the Internet and a rough description of
   where the person works, Netfind attempts to locate information about
   the person.  People can be specified by first, last, or login name.
   Their place of work can be described by name and/or the
   city/state/country.

   Netfind provides textual information about people, when it is able to
   locate such information.  It is not a directory in the usual sense of
   the word.  Rather, it searches for people using a number of Internet
   services and heuristics about how to locate user information.
   Because of the techniques it uses, Netfind can locate information
   about more people than any other Internet user directory - over 5
   million people in over 9,000 domains worldwide when last measured.

   You can use the University of Colorado Netfind server by telnet to
   bruno.cs.colorado.edu: login as "netfind" (with no password).  Help
   screens providing more detailed instructions and technical
   information are available there.  There is currently no way for non-
   Internet users to access Netfind (e.g., using an email interface).

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 Primary Contact(s):

  Name:                 Mike Schwartz

  Email address:        netfind-dvl@cs.colorado.edu

  Postal Address:       Department of Computer Science
                        University of Colorado
                        Boulder, CO  80309-0430

  Telephone:            Declined.  (Note: Netfind is currently a
                        volunteer service.  We do not have staff
                        resources to support telephone inquiries.)

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  Fax:                  Declined.

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 Help Line:

  There are an increasing number of Netfind servers being set up at
  various Network Information Centers (including the U.S. Internic).
  However, since Netfind is provided as a volunteer service at this
  time, there is no help line.

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 Related Working Groups:

  Gopher, NIR, IIIR, IRTF-RD.

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 Sponsoring Organisation / Funding source:

  None.  Netfind was originally a research prototype.  It is offered
  as-is, on an unsupported basis.  From time to time the original
  developers make improvements, but it is not currently funded.

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 Mailing Lists:

  Address:              netfind-users@cs.colorado.edu

  Administration:       netfind-users-request@cs.colorado.edu

  Description:          mailing list for user changes and updates.

  Archive:              None.

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  Address:              netfind-servers@cs.colorado.edu

  Administration:       netfind-servers-request@cs.colorado.edu

  Description:          mailing list for sites running Netfind servers.

  Archive:              None.

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 News groups:

  None.

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 Protocols:

  What is supported:    NVT ASCII.  At present no formal protocol is
                        used. We are currently implementing a client/
                        server protocol, which will allow better clients
                        and more efficient servers.

  What it runs over:    TCP/IP.

  Other NIR tools this interworks with:
                        Finger, Gopher, PH, SMTP, USENET news, UUCP
                        maps, Various NIC databases, Various service
                        logs, WAIS, WHOIS, X.500, DNS

  Future plans:

   Many.  Telnet to the server and see the "Future Directions" menu
   under the "Frequently Asked Questions" help menu.

   In addition to the above list, we are currently exploring
   possibilities to integrate the Netfind seed database gathering
   mechanisms into the Fremont framework, to make the process more
   scalable, and to support other types of information (e.g., to help
   with mapping the Internet).

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 Servers:

  Date completed or updated:    October 12, 1993
  By: Name:                     Mike Schwartz
      Email address:            schwartz@cs.colorado.edu

  Platform:                     SunOS 4.1 or more recent.  Uncertain
                                whether Netfind will run on Solaris.

  Primary Contact:
  Name:                         Mike Schwartz
  Email address:                schwartz@cs.colorado.edu
  Telephone:                    (not supplied)

  Server software available from: ftp.cs.colorado.edu, in the

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          directory pub/cs/distribs/netfind.

  Location of more information: in above directory.

  Latest version number:        4.4.

  Brief Scope and Characteristics:

     This version of Netfind incorporates the ability for sites to
     register a set of URLs in their DNS server, pointing Netfind to a
     variety of different sources for information.  Netfind can now tap
     information from X.500, WHOIS, and PH, in addition to the previous
     sources it used (finger, etc.).  For more information see
     ftp://ftp.cs.colorado.edu/pub/cs/distribs/netfind/Netfind.WP.URLs

   Approximate number of such servers in use:

   17 public servers; hundreds or thousands of private stand-alone
   clients.

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 Clients:
  The Netfind client is available in the same release as the server.
  See above.

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 Demonstration sites:
  Site name: bruno.cs.colorado.edu
  The current list is:
     archie.au (AARNet, Melbourne, Australia)
     bruno.cs.colorado.edu (University of Colorado, Boulder)
     dino.conicit.ve (Nat. Council for Techn. & Scien. Research,
       Venezuela)
     ds.internic.net (InterNIC Directory and DB Services,
       S. Plainfield, NJ)
     eis.calstate.edu (California State University, Fullerton, CA)
     lincoln.technet.sg (Technet Unit, Singapore)
     malloco.ing.puc.cl (Catholic University of Chile, Santiago)
     monolith.cc.ic.ac.uk (Imperial College, London, England)
     mudhoney.micro.umn.edu (University of Minnesota, Minneapolis)
     netfind.anu.edu.au (Australian National University, Canberra)
     netfind.ee.mcgill.ca (McGill University, Montreal, Quebec, Canada)
     netfind.if.usp.br (University of Sao Paulo, Sao Paulo, Brazil)
     netfind.oc.com (OpenConnect Systems, Dallas, Texas)
     netfind.vslib.cz (Liberec University of Technology, Czech Republic)
     nic.nm.kr (Korea Network Information Center, Taejon, Korea)

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     nic.uakom.sk (Academy of Sciences, Banska Bystrica, Slovakia)
     redmont.cis.uab.edu (University of Alabama at Birmingham)

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 Documentation:

  There are three primary sets of information available about Netfind.
  The first is a set of help information, available in the FTP
  distribution as well as from the help screens available from any
  Netfind server.  This information includes a fairly complete set of
  Frequently Asked Questions, as well as user help information and
  pointers to other related information.  The second is a
  pre-publication version of a technical paper about Netfind, available
  in

  ftp://ftp.cs.colorado.edu/pub/cs/techreports/schwartz/PostScript/
      Netfind.Gathering.ps.Z  (compressed PostScript)

  or

  ftp://ftp.cs.colorado.edu/pub/cs/techreports/schwartz/ASCII/
      Netfind.Gathering.txt.Z (compressed ASCII).

  An earlier paper is also available in

  ftp://ftp.cs.colorado.edu/pub/cs/techreports/schwartz/PostScript/
      White.Pages.ps.Z
  or

  ftp://ftp.cs.colorado.edu/pub/cs/techreports/schwartz/ASCII/
      White.Pages.txt.Z,

  containing some of the original ideas in Netfind and measurements of
  the system.  The Netfind.Gathering paper contains an up-to-date
  description of the data gathering and integration algorithms.

  The third source of information focuses particularly on the URL-based
  remote site customization mechanism, and is available in
  ftp://ftp.cs.colorado.edu/pub/cs/distribs/netfind/Netfind.WP.URLs

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 Bibliography:

  Netfind is one prototype developed by the Networked Resource Discovery
  Project, at the University of Colorado - Boulder.  A bibliography and
  set of project papers is available by anonymous FTP from

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  ftp.cs.colorado.edu, in pub/cs/techreports/schwartz.  This directory
  contains a file called "README" that contains a project overview and
  bibliography.  The files in this directory are also available via an
  electronic mail interface.  For more information, send a mail message
  to infosrv@ftp.cs.colorado.edu, containing the message body (not
  subject line) "send HELP" (without quotes).

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 PROSPERO

 Date template updated or checked:  1 March, 1994
 By: Name:                          Steven Augart
     Email address:                 info-prospero@isi.edu

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 NIR Tool Name: Prospero

 Brief Description of Tool:

   The Prospero directory service supports a user centered view of files
   scattered across the Internet.  It can be used to organize references
   to files as if they were on your local system, without the need to
   physically move them.

   Prospero provides access to existing directories and indices that can
   be used to find files of interest that are available from Internet
   archive sites.  Among the indices available is the archie database
   and a gateway to all Gopher menus, files, and searches.  We hope to
   have WAIS indices and World Wide Web documents online in the near
   future.

   Prospero also provides a mechanism to make directories and indices
   available to end-users and applications in a format that allows
   information from different sources to be integrated into a coherent
   whole.

   Prospero does not interpret the data that it organizes.  It does
   provide mechanisms to retrieve the data, but the display and use of
   the data is up to the user's application.  Prospero is intended to
   serve as infrastructure that integrates information from a variety of
   sources and supports a variety of user applications.

   Prospero allows fine grained authorization of requests to all
   objects, including directories and indices.  Prospero supports the
   authentication of clients through four mechanisms: (a) simple client
   assertion of the user's identity; (b) a trusted port mechanism
   similar to that used by the Berkeley UNIX R commands; (c) a simple
   cleartext passwording mechanism; (d) Kerberos (version 5).  The
   maintainer of an ACL chooses which of these mechanisms he or she
   wishes to accept as proof of the client's identity.

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 Primary Contact(s):

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  Name:                 Info Prospero  (preferred contact address)

  Email address:        info-prospero@isi.edu

                       --------------------------

  Name:                 Clifford Neuman

  Email address:        bcn@isi.edu

  Postal Address:       U.S.C. Information Sciences Institute
                        4676 Admiralty Way
                        Marina del Rey, CA 90292-6695
                        U.S.A.

  Telephone:            +1-310-822-1511

                        ------------------------

  Name:                 Steven Augart

  Email address:        swa@isi.edu

  Postal Address:       U.S.C. Information Sciences Institute
                        4676 Admiralty Way
                        Marina del Rey, CA 90292-6695
                        U.S.A.

  Telephone:            +1-310-822-1511

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 Help Line:

  Name: Info Prospero

  Email address: info-prospero@isi.edu

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 Related Working Groups:

  IETF IAFA WG
  IETF IIIR WG
  IETF URI WG
  IETF NIR WG
  IRTF Resource Discovery WG

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 Sponsoring Organisation / Funding source:

  Information Sciences Institute, University of Southern California

  The design and implementation was supported in part by the National
  Science Foundation (Grant No. CCR-8619663), the Washington Technology
  Center, Digital Equipment Corporation, and the Advanced Research
  Projects Agency under NASA Cooperative Agreement NCC-2-539.

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 Mailing Lists:

  Address:              info-prospero@ISI.EDU

  Administration:       info-prospero-request@ISI.EDU

  Description:          This mailing list is really two one-way mailing
                        lists.  Send mail to INFO-PROSPERO to obtain
                        information about Prospero, papers, or the
                        release.  Mail to INFO-PROSPERO will not be
                        passed on to subscribers. INFO-PROSPERO is also
                        the list to which we will send status updates
                        and information on how to obtain new releases.

  Archive:              Via anonymous FTP to PROSPERO.ISI.EDU as
                        /pub/prospero/mail/info-prospero.arc

            Via Prospero in the "#/INET/EDU/ISI/GUEST/prototype" virtual
            system as /sites/isi.edu/pub/prospero/mail/info-prospero.arc

                       --------------------------

  Address:              prospero@ISI.EDU

  Administration:       prospero-request@ISI.EDU

  Description:          This mailing list is for general discussion of
                        Prospero, for announcements of new sites that
                        have come on board, and for announcements of
                        directories that people have created to organize
                        the information already accessible.

  Archive:              Via anonymous FTP to PROSPERO.ISI.EDU as
                        /pub/prospero/mail/prospero.arc

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            Via Prospero in the "#/INET/EDU/ISI/GUEST/prototype" virtual
            system as /sites/isi.edu/pub/prospero/mail/prospero.arc.

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 News groups:

  NONE

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 Protocols:

  What is supported:
       Prospero directory service requests are formatted
       according to the Prospero protocol.

       Prospero does not have its own file retrieval
       protocol.  Files may be automatically retrieved using
       FTP, NFS, AFS, and GOPHER.  Loginable services may also be
       accessed via TELNET.

  What it runs over:
       Directory service requests are layered on top of
       UDP, with our own (included) reliable message delivery
       layer.

  Other NIR tools this interworks with:
       Archie, Gopher, Wais, WWW

  Future plans:

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 Servers:

  Date completed or updated:    1 November, 1993

  Platform:                     UNIX

  Primary Contact:
  Name:                         Clifford Neuman and Steven Augart
  Email address:                info-prospero@isi.edu
  Telephone:                    +1-310-822-1511

  Server software available from:

   Via anonymous FTP: PROSPERO.ISI.EDU, /pub/prospero/prospero.tar.Z

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   Via Prospero: /releases/prospero/prospero.tar.Z, in the
       "#/INET/EDU/ISI/GUEST/prototype" virtual system.

   Note that the name prospero.tar.Z refers to the most stable release
   (currently Beta version 5.1).  If you want the latest version of
   the server (which includes the Gopher gateway), you should retrieve
   it by version number; the name for the latest version is
   prospero-alpha.5.2.tar.Z

  Location of more information:
   Contained within the release.

  Latest version number:
   Alpha Version 5.3

  Brief Scope and Characteristics:

   The server allows the maintainer to make directory information
   available about selected portions of the server's filesystem, such as
   anonymously FTPable files.  The server also is used to publish
   information from other databases, such as Archie.  The server also
   allows users and maintainers to store their own customized organizing
   views of the namespace.  Release Alpha.5.2 of the server includes a
   gateway feature which treats all Gopher servers as a Prospero
   database.

  Approximate number of such servers in use:

   50

  General comments:

  Future plans:

   We have a prototype NFS server that makes Prospero queries, but it is
   not yet ready to release.  We plan to develop a gateway similar to
   the existing Gopher gateway feature for World Wide Web.  There is
   also active work being done on exporting WAIS indices through
   Prospero in a way similar to the way the archie database is exported.

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 Clients:

  Date completed or updated:    1st November, 1993

  Platform:                     UNIX

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  Primary Contact
  Name:                         Clifford Neuman and Steven Augart
  Email address:                info-prospero@isi.edu
  Telephone:                    +1-310-822-1511

  Client software available from:
   Via anonymous FTP: PROSPERO.ISI.EDU, /pub/prospero/prospero.tar.Z

   Via Prospero: /releases/prospero/prospero.tar.Z, in the
       "#/INET/EDU/ISI/swa" virtual system.

   Note that the name prospero.tar.Z refers to the most stable release
   (currently Beta version 5.1).  If you want the latest version of
   the clients (which includes the Prospero menu browser), you should
   retrieve it by version number; the name for the latest version is
   prospero-alpha.5.2.tar.Z

  Latest Version number:
   Alpha Version 5.2

  Brief Scope and Characteristics:

   We provide two client interfaces.  The older one is a command-line
   client, which can be configured to use the same syntax to navigate
   through the Prospero namespace that a user uses to navigate through
   the UNIX filesystem.  ("cd", "ls", etc.) The newer one is a menu-
   based file and directory browser similar to the UNIX Gopher client.

  General comments:

   Archie clients also make queries in the Prospero namespace, so all
   Archie clients are Prospero clients too.  They are better described
   in the Archie report.

  Future plans:

   We are working on enhancing the menu browser client to allow users to
   remotely customize and update virtual systems.  We plan to develop a
   Prospero hypertext browser.

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 Demonstration sites:

  A guest virtual system is available on PROSPERO.ISI.EDU.  However, to
  use it, you must compile the Prospero command-line client on your own
  machine.  Instructions for using it come with the Prospero
  distribution.

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 Documentation:

  All of these papers are available via anonymous FTP from
  PROSPERO.ISI.EDU.  They may additionally be obtained through
  Prospero itself by preceding the 'Full file name:' given below with
  '/sites/isi.edu' and looking in the '#/INET/EDU/ISI/GUEST/prototype'
  virtual system.

  Document Title: The Prospero Protocol, version 5
  Location details:
       Site: PROSPERO.ISI.EDU
       Full file name: /pub/prospero/doc/prospero-protocol.PS.Z

  Document Title: Prospero User's Manual
  Location details:
       Site: PROSPERO.ISI.EDU
       Full file name: /pub/prospero/doc/prospero-user-manual.PS.Z

  Document Title: Prospero Library Manual
  Location details:
       Site: PROSPERO.ISI.EDU
       Full file name: /pub/prospero/doc/prospero-library-manual.PS.Z

  Document Title: Prospero Menu-based Browser API Manual
  Location details:
       Site: PROSPERO.ISI.EDU
       Full file name: /pub/prospero/doc/prospero-menu-api.PS.Z
  Document Title: Description of Prospero Documents and Papers
  Location details:
       Site: PROSPERO.ISI.EDU
       Full file name: /pub/prospero/papers/README-prospero-documents

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 Bibliography:

  A bibliography listing all publicly available Prospero documents and
  papers is available via anonymous FTP from PROSPERO.ISI.EDU as
  /pub/prospero/README-prospero-documents The following papers are also
  available via anonymous FTP from PROSPERO.ISI.EDU:


  Prospero:/papers/subjects/operating-systems/prospero/prospero-bii.ps.Z
  Anonymous FTP: /pub/papers/prospero/prospero-bii.ps.Z
  (POSTSCRIPT)
     @INPROCEEDINGS{prosperobii,


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