FTP addresses

Don Gilbert gilbertd at sunflower.bio.indiana.edu
Tue Oct 29 10:04:36 EST 1991


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 12.1.8.10) ?? 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
change.

(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 129.79.224.50 to address 129.79.224.25 in the near
future.

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.
					-- Don

fly# nslookup menudo.uh.edu
Non-authoritative answer:
Name:    menudo.uh.edu
Address:  129.7.1.6

fly# nslookup nic.funet.fi
Non-authoritative answer:
Name:    nic.funet.fi
Address:  128.214.6.100

fly# nslookup ra.nrl.navy.mil
Non-authoritative answer:
Name:    ra.nrl.navy.mil
Address:  128.60.0.21

fly# nslookup srawgw.sra.co.jp
Non-authoritative answer:
Name:    srawgw.sra.co.jp
Address:  133.137.4.3

fly# nslookup  modl.unibas.ch
Non-authoritative answer:
Name:    modl.unibas.ch
Address:  131.152.1.2

fly# nslookup genbank.bio.net
Non-authoritative answer:
Name:    genbank.bio.net
Address:  134.172.1.160

fly# nslookup cs.dal.ca
Non-authoritative answer:
Name:    cs.dal.ca
Address:  129.173.4.5

fly# nslookup mbio.med.upenn.edu
Name:    mbio.med.upenn.edu
Address:  128.91.18.14

-- 
Don Gilbert                                     gilbert at bio.indiana.edu
biocomputing office, biology dept., indiana univ., bloomington, in 47405




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