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How to Get Information about Networks
Section - The Internet Network Information Center (InterNIC).

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The Internet Network Information Center (InterNIC) makes current
documentation on the NSFNET available via a mail server, by anonymous ftp,
gopher, WAIS and the World-Wide Web.  If all else fails, you can contact
them by phone.  The InterNIC has a wealth of documents on the Internet; by
the time you finish reading the introductory ones, you probably won't need
this posting any more!

+ Getting information via electronic mail. (some sort of E-mail access needed)

If you're on some sort of network that can send and receive electronic
mail from the Internet, you can get various documents from the InterNIC's
automated mail server.  Send mail to

	listserv@is.internic.net

and leave the "Subject" line blank.  Here's a suggested initial message:

	help
	index

Be sure your mailer puts out a valid "From:" line that the server can
respond to!  Ask your site's postmaster for help, if you need to.


+ Using Gopher (Internet access needed)

Use your "gopher" client program to connect to
	gopher.internic.net

eg. on a typical Unix machine, try
	gopher gopher.internic.net

or, if you do not have a gopher client installed, you can use a
"telnet" client program to connect to 
	gopher.internic.net 

eg.
	telnet gopher.internic.net

When you get the login: prompt, reply

	gopher

+ Using the anonymous File Transfer Protocol (FTP) (Internet access needed)

Use your FTP client program to connect to
	is.internic.net

eg.
	ftp is.internic.net

When you get the login: prompt, reply

	anonymous

and follow the instructions on your screen.


+ Using Wide Area Information Services (WAIS) (Internet access needed)

source name: internic-infoguide
server name: is.internic.net

+ World-Wide Web (WWW) (Internet access needed)

With your WWW client (eg. Lynx, Mosaic or WWW), give the reference

	http://www.internic.net/


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