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  The SGI FAQs are on the World Wide Web in hypertext form at
  http://www-viz.tamu.edu/~sgi-faq/.  The hypertext version (as well as
  the plain text) may be FTPed from ftp://viz.tamu.edu/pub/sgi/faq/ for
  offline reading. You can also get the FAQ source from the same place
  and build the hypertext yourself.

  There are several archives of FAQs from news.answers converted to
  hypertext, including the SGI FAQs, listed at
  http://www.jazzie.com/ii/internet/faqs.html, and some mirrors of
  just the SGI FAQs:

      http://reality.sgi.com/employees/jm/sgi-faq.html/
      http://www.sgi.com/Archive/FAQs/ (and at www.sgi.com's mirrors)

  Anyone is welcome to set up their own mirror, public or not.  Please
  note that the SGI FAQ group does not administer any of these sites, so
  we can't guarantee that any of them are complete or up-to-date.

  You can read the hypertext SGI FAQs with any WWW browser, e.g. Mosaic
  (which you can get from ftp://ftp.ncsa.uiuc.edu/Web/Mosaic/), Netscape
  (ftp://ftp.netscape.com/netscape/unix/ for the generic version or
  http://www.sgi.com/Products/Evaluation/netscape/page1.html for the
  custom SGI version) or, for text terminals, Lynx
  (ftp://ftp2.cc.ukans.edu/pub/WWW/lynx/). A Mosaic binary for IRIX
  4.0.x, including WAIS support, is in IBD's SGI collection; see below
  under "WWW pages".

  Some types of references in the SGI FAQs are formatted so that our
  hypertext conversion software (and perhaps others') recognizes them
  and turns them into links:

  - References to Internet services are written as URLs.
    ('protocol://site/path/file'). If you're reading the SGI FAQs as
    plain text, you can paste URLs into your browser. If you're not
    using a WWW browser and you want to access an FTP URL
    ('ftp://site/path/file'), just do 'ftp site', 'cd /path' and 'get
    file' as usual to get a file.  References to directories end with
    slashes so you know what you're getting into.  Some FTP servers are
    incompatible with some WWW browsers; use 'ftp' or another browser.
    At this writing viz.tamu.edu does not accept FTP connections from
    Netscape; use 'ftp', Mosaic or lynx.

  - Manpages are written 'foo(1)' in the traditional Unix manner and
    linked to the "uman" database of IRIX manpages at
    http://reality.sgi.com/cgi-bin/uman.

  - Internet RFCs ("Requests for Comment") are written 'RFC####' and
    linked to the collection of RFCs at http://ds.internic.net/rfc/.

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