Archie... (Four ways to skin a cat)
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
(SUTPHIN WILLIAM B) writes:
>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.
DIRECTORY drwxrwxr-x 384 Jul 22 19:39 prospero
DIRECTORY drwxrwxrwx 512 Jun 15 17:54 prospero
DIRECTORY drwxrwxr-x 512 Jun 13 13:46 prospero
FILE -rw-r--r-- 3408 Feb 6 00:00 prospero
FILE -rw-r--r-- 3335 Aug 20 16:13 prospero
DIRECTORY drwxr-xr-x 512 Aug 23 17:51 prospero
DIRECTORY drwxr-xr-x 512 Jun 15 21:45 prospero
DIRECTORY drwxr-xr-x 512 Jun 29 21:45 prospero
DIRECTORY drwxr-xr-x 512 Jun 16 06:30 prospero
DIRECTORY drwxr-xr-x 512 Jun 30 06:30 prospero
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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