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There's Gold in them thar Networks! or Searching for Treasure in all the Wrong Places



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Network Working Group                                          J. Martin
Request for Comments: 1402                         Ohio State University
FYI: 10                                                     January 1993
Obsoletes: 1290


                  There's Gold in them thar Networks!
                                   or
             Searching for Treasure in all the Wrong Places

Status of this Memo

   This RFC provides information for the Internet community.  It does
   not specify an Internet standard.  Distribution of this memo is
   unlimited.

Abstract

   A wealth of information exists on the network.  In fact, there is so
   much information that you could spend your entire life browsing. This
   paper will present some of the "gold nuggets" of information and file
   repositories on the network that could be useful.

   The ultimate goal is to make the route to these sources of
   information invisible to you.  At present, this is not easy to do.  I
   will explain some of the techniques that can be used to make these
   nuggets easier to pick up so that we all can be richer.

Table of Contents

   1.0  Introduction................................................   2
   2.0  Lists and Indexes of Network Resources/Bibliographies/
        Information Available over the Network......................   7
   3.0  Libraries Available over the Network........................  14
   4.0  Anonymous FTP Sites.........................................  14
   5.0  Network Information Centers - NICs..........................  17
   6.0  Network Statistics..........................................  19
   7.0  Campuswide Information Systems - CWISes.....................  20
   8.0  Internet Bulletin Board System/Interactive
        Databases/Freenet...........................................  28
   9.0  WHOIS - E-mail white pages..................................  32
   10.0 Books.......................................................  35
   11.0 Free Periodicals/Tabloids/Magazines.........................  36
   12.0 Glossary....................................................  37
   Security Considerations..........................................  39
   Author's Address.................................................  39





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