SWAIS (Simple WAIS interface) at quake.think.com
harper at nic.funet.fi
Wed Oct 2 06:44:18 EST 1991
In <emu-ov07.1991.0930.215432.abd4 at uk.ac.ncl.mts>
Ethan.Hack at newcastle.ac.uk writes:
*RNIC>I'm not sure about "every known source"--they don't list any at
*RNIC>nic.funet.fi--but there are 80 accessible via telnet to
When you make up sources there is a chance to include a -register
option which will register your sources with Thinking Machines in
their "directory of servers". I have not done this so that is why
the "bionic" sources are not available when you telnet into
Brewster Kahle has been in contact with me and he would like to
include the bionic sources on CM's mother_of_all_sources.
At the moment there are 83 sources available for query via the
SWAIS (Simple Wais dumb terminal interface) from quake.think.com
If sources continue to expand then there needs to be some way for
biologists to zoom in on sources that are of particular interest
to them. The NIC toc.src does not say much to those not in the "know"
So we have been thinking of adding a prefix to all our sources...
some suggestions so far are:
nic=Finnish National Information Centre
emb=European molecular biology
Which would provide visual hooks so you can see at a glance that this
source might be of interest to you. Anyway it will take some
time to restructure and rename the sources... but once that is
done I will register them with Thinking machines.
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