FTP addresses

Rob Harper harper at nic.funet.fi
Tue Oct 29 10:40:57 EST 1991

In <88F63A0A8020053B at FRCGM51.BITNET> BIONET at FRCGM51.BITNET writes:

*RNIC>        Dan Jacobson has recently posted a list of available FTP sites for
*RNIC>MacPattern (thanks), as some other Gurus do periodically.
*RNIC>        I'm probably completely stupid, but I'm used to provide *NUMBERS*
*RNIC>and *NOT LETTERS* to reach a distant host. Thus, how can I FTP something
*RNIC>from mbio.med.upenn.edu (for example) if I don't know its address
*RNIC>(something like ?? Is there a table somewhere ?
*RNIC>risler at frcgm51.bitnet

On most Unix machines you will have nslookup which will give you the IP number
if you supply the IP node name, and to go the other way around you have host
to give you the IP nod name from a IP number.

I recently obtained a utility called nslook which will jump either way
give it a number and it will return a name... give it a name and it will
return a number.

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