Archie... (Four ways to skin a cat)

Robert Harper harper at FINSUN.CSC.FI
Fri Sep 6 01:16:10 EST 1991

This article has been forwarded from SGI newsgroup. 

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In article <9109041826.aa12179 at VGR.BRL.MIL> SUTPHINWB at NPT.NUSC.NAVY.MIL 
>I would love to type in the whole CUG article (by Sydney S. Weinstein) but
>You will have to settle for a synopsis.
>"Access to Archie is via one of three methods.  Those with direct Internet
>connections should open a telnet session to quiche.cs.mcgill.ca and log in
>as "archie".  The program will start automatically."
>"Those who cannot directly connect to the Internet, but can send electronic
>mail, can access Archie using Archie's electronic mail access method.  This
>include those who use gateways ... (MCI, Compuserve).  The address is
>archie at cs.mcgill.ca.  For a current set of intructions, send the single-word
>"help" and Archie will reply [sic]."
>"If you just want to retrieve the data for local processing, use FTP and
>retrieve the raw files."
>I hope I didn't mangle things too badly.  Please review some of the previous
>mail messages for suggestions on access to Archie.

Method four (if you are directly connected to the internet) is through an
archie client program (a part of the Prospero system). The Prospero library
must be made, the archie client linked, then the Prospero source can be
tossed. Searchs are much **faster** using the client. Try it, you'll like
it. An "archie prospero" only took 13 seconds. The character echo alone takes
that long with telnet.

Host aix370.rrz.uni-koeln.de

    Location: /net/inet
      DIRECTORY drwxrwxr-x        384  Jul 22 19:39  prospero

Host cs.dal.ca

    Location: /pub/comp.archives
      DIRECTORY drwxrwxrwx        512  Jun 15 17:54  prospero

Host nic.funet.fi

    Location: /pub/unix/networking
      DIRECTORY drwxrwxr-x        512  Jun 13 13:46  prospero

Host pilot.njin.net

    Location: /pub/ftp-list
      FILE      -rw-r--r--       3408  Feb  6 00:00  prospero

Host quiche.cs.mcgill.ca

    Location: /archie/doc
      FILE      -rw-r--r--       3335  Aug 20 16:13  prospero

Host relay.cs.toronto.edu

    Location: /pub/emv
      DIRECTORY drwxr-xr-x        512  Aug 23 17:51  prospero

Host srawgw.sra.co.jp

    Location: /.a/sranha/arch/arch/comp.archives/ftp/research
      DIRECTORY drwxr-xr-x        512  Jun 15 21:45  prospero
    Location: /.a/sranha/arch/arch/comp.archives/sites
      DIRECTORY drwxr-xr-x        512  Jun 29 21:45  prospero

Host src.doc.ic.ac.uk

    Location: /Usenet/comp.archives/ftp/research
      DIRECTORY drwxr-xr-x        512  Jun 16 06:30  prospero
    Location: /Usenet/comp.archives/sites
      DIRECTORY drwxr-xr-x        512  Jun 30 06:30  prospero
    Location: /archiving
      DIRECTORY drwxr-xr-x        512  Aug 29 21:43  prospero

0.0u 0.1s 0:13.24 1.5% 0+78k 2+0io 6pf+0w

Original poster: Doug Boyce    dwboyce at acsu.buffalo.edu

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