In article <88F63A0A8020053B at FRCGM51.BITNET> BIONET at FRCGM51.BITNET writes:
>> Dan Jacobson has recently posted a list of available FTP sites for
>MacPattern (thanks), as some other Gurus do periodically.
> I'm probably completely stupid, but I'm used to provide *NUMBERS*
>and *NOT LETTERS* to reach a distant host. Thus, how can I FTP something
>from mbio.med.upenn.edu (for example) if I don't know its address
>(something like 184.108.40.206) ?? Is there a table somewhere ?
>>risler at frcgm51.bitnet
The problem with internet addresses are
(a) there are too many tables, not
one or a few. There is *software* that looks thru the tables at
some common network information sites, which will automatically move
on to other tables if not found at the first place. This software
is generally called "nslookup" on unix machines. The tables frequently
(b) numbers can, and do, change while the names rename the same.
For instance, the archive at ftp.bio.indiana.edu will move from
internet address 220.127.116.11 to address 18.104.22.168 in the near
So if possible, use the internet names, not numbers.
BTW, here are the addresses you asked for. Macpattern, prosite, and
prosearch files are also to be found on ftp.bio.indiana.edu. I don't
know why Archie doesn't list this site, as it used to be rummaging thru
the files here.
fly# nslookup menudo.uh.edu
fly# nslookup nic.funet.fi
fly# nslookup ra.nrl.navy.mil
fly# nslookup srawgw.sra.co.jp
fly# nslookup modl.unibas.ch
fly# nslookup genbank.bio.net
fly# nslookup cs.dal.ca
fly# nslookup mbio.med.upenn.edu
Don Gilbert gilbert at bio.indiana.edu
biocomputing office, biology dept., indiana univ., bloomington, in 47405