Courtesy of the National Biomedical Research Foundation staff,
PIR Release 38 is available for anonymous FTP from ftp.bchs.uh.edu
22.214.171.124, in the directory
I have checked the ASCII version and it appears to be OK; I no
longer have the disk space to check the VMS version. Remember that
to use the VMS version with GCG 7.X you must run dbindex first!
The files are stored as compressed format, so you must transfer them
in FTP's "binary" mode, the use the Unix "uncompress" command.
There are decompress utilities for VMS: for example, see
~ftp/pub/gene-server/pir/decompress-vms.exe and the readme file.
The UH Gene-Server PIR Gopher (gopher to gopher.bchs.uh.edu) and PIR
e-mail service (send the command SEND PIR HELP to gene-server at bchs.uh.edu)
are serving the new release.
If you have any question, please contact Dan Davison at davison at uh.edu.