New Web (WWW) Server for Biology

Dan Jacobson danj at dev.gdb.org
Wed Dec 15 14:55:45 EST 1993

I'm happy to announce the birth of The Johns Hopkins University
BioInformatics Web Server - a new Web server for biology. The URL is:


Here you will find some interesting biological databases (which have hot 
links to each other as well as to other databases around the world), 
electronic publications for biology, a section to help you with your 
software needs, and of course links to other Web servers.

If you've never heard of the Web (World Wide Web - WWW) or don't have a 
client yet - you can get good Web clients for a variety of machines by 
anonymous ftp.

NCSA Mosaic is an excellent client and is available for X-Windows, Macs, 
and PCs (MS-Windows).  You can obtain any or all of these by anonymous ftp 
from ftp.ncsa.uiuc.edu in the /Web directory (ftp://ftp.ncsa.uiuc.edu/Web).

There is also a nice Unix and VMS client called lynx for those who need 
a vt100 option - you can obtain it by anonymous ftp from ftp2.cc.ukans.edu 
in the /pub/lynx directory (ftp://ftp2.cc.ukans.edu/pub/lynx).   Of course 
with a vt100 client you loose some functionality - fancy text formatting and 
image display - that is available with the other clients.

Happy Searching,

Dan Jacobson

danj at gdb.org

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