Get wise... Get WAIS...

"Robert Harper Finland", CSC HARPER%FINFUN at ICNUCEVM.CNUCE.CNR.IT
Tue Jun 25 04:37:00 EST 1991



Here is a clip from and ftp session to quake.think.com
and a rundown to get to the wais directory. The .sit.hqx files
are for Machintosh ( I have not tried them yet. ) the .tar.Z files
will work on a Sparcstation. ( I have been using Xvision running
under Windows v3.0 to hook up to nic.funet.fi where the Xwaistation
is installed and running Xwais from there)

There are two sources relating to biology on the connection machine
at the momment... NIH-guides and part of the Genbank database... the
annotated part of the database is present... the sequences seem to be
missing. Connect time is from 9AM to 9 PM EST

On NIC I processed the LIMB database to be a WAIS source, and there seems
to be unique opportunities for doing things with TOC's from BioSci
Software catalogues, Prosite, SEQANLREF, etc. If you have chucks of text
and want to sift through it then WAIS would seem to be an ideal solution.

If you have a MAC with MACtcp then why not download the files and try
WAIS out... the BYTE article is an excellent tutorial on how things work.

-=ROB=-

************************  CLIP  ****************************
sun4 /csc/harper 1> ftp quake.think.comn
Connected to quake.think.com.
220 quake.think.com FTP server (SunOS 4.1) ready.
Name (quake.think.com:harper): anonymous
331 Guest login ok, send ident as password.
Password:
230 Guest login ok, access restrictions apply.
ftp> dir
200 PORT command successful.
150 ASCII data connection for /bin/ls (128.214.46.40,1052) (0 bytes).
total 6
drwxrwxrwx  5 999      3             512 Jun 13 19:28 .NextTrash
-rw-rw-rw-  1 999      3             267 Jun 13 19:10 .dir.wmd
drwxrwxr-x  2 999      3             512 Mar 13 00:00 bin
drwxrwsr-x  2 999      3             512 Mar 13 00:09 dev
drwxr-Sr-x  6 999      3             512 Jun 14 19:05 pub
drwxrwsr-x  3 999      3             512 Mar 13 00:06 usr
cd226 ASCII Transfer complete.
375 bytes received in 0.05 seconds (7.3 Kbytes/s)
ftp> cd pub
250 CWD command successful.
ftp> dir
200 PORT command successful.
150 ASCII data connection for /bin/ls (128.214.46.40,1053) (0 bytes).
total 31
-rw-rw-rw-  1 999      3           16533 May 22 18:02 Symbols-Icons
-rw-rw-rw-  1 999      3           10112 May 10 20:50 beta-slides-macbinary
drwxrwxrwx  2 14       3             512 Jun 14 19:05 cni
drwxrwxrwx  3 14       3             512 Jun 13 19:29 etext
drwxr-xr-x  3 997      3             512 Jun 18 21:25 mids
drwxrwxrwx  3 14       3             512 Jun 21 21:51 wais
226 ASCII Transfer complete.
396 bytes received in 0.08 seconds (4.8 Kbytes/s)
ftp> cd wais
250 CWD command successful.
ftp> dir
200 PORT command successful.
150 ASCII data connection for /bin/ls (128.214.46.40,1054) (0 bytes).
total 5561
-rw-rw-rw-  1 14       10  1070714 Mar 23 01:24 WAIStation-0-61.sit.hqx
-rw-rw-rw-  1 1637     10  1094536 Mar 28 00:37 WAIStation-0-62-Sources.sit.hqx
-rw-rw-rw-  1 1637     10   635225 May 16 03:01 WAIStation-0-62.sit.hqx
-rw-rw-rw-  1 1637     10   635857 Jun 21 21:50 WAIStation-Canned-Demo.sit.hqx
-rw-rw-rw-  1 14       10   475815 Mar 23 01:19 wais-8-a10.tar.Z
-rw-rw-rw-  1 14       10   409388 Apr  5 00:44 wais-8-a11.tar.Z
-rw-rw-r--  1 1556     3    475161 May 21 18:43 wais-8-a12-3.tar.Z
-r--r--r--  1 14       10   463981 Jun 13 20:44 wais-8-b1.tar.Z
drwxrwxrwx  2 14       10     1024 Jun 25 00:07 wais-discussion
-rw-rw-rw-  1 999      31   321268 May 13 20:48 wais-ir12.ZU
226 ASCII Transfer complete.
******************  END *******************




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