Lets keep it brief.
1) Archie has been installed on NIC.FUNET.FI
You can telnet to nic.funet.fi and login with the username archie
and browse around to find the location of software at different
2) ~pub/cache now exists. These are special short term directories
which will keep the LATEST software from about 100 ftp sites.
The files get stored for 2 weeks and then are removed. Think
of it as the "special offer" shelf at your local maxi-market.
To get at the files do and anonymous ftp into nic.funet.fi and
cd to ~pub/cache
3) The Bioserver run by "Dan the man" from Houston is being mirrored
on nic.funet.fi which means that anything you find on MENUDO
you will also find on NIC. For instance you will find PIR in
I will also be looking for other interesting sites to mirror,
so that europeans can have easy access to files and data without
everyone going across the pond to ferrit out information.
And for our next performance, and coming edition of Biobit we will tell
to... Get Wise Get Wais...