Entomology WWW Server

Lou Bjostad lbjostad at lamar.colostate.edu
Tue Apr 26 16:15:11 EST 1994


**********************ANNOUNCING***************************

                Entomology World-Wide Web Server
                  at Colorado State University

The Entomology Department at Colorado State University in Fort Collins,
Colorado, has recently set up a World-Wide Web (WWW) server with Internet
resources that pertain to insects and related organisms.  The CSU
Entomology WWW Server is located at:

   http://www.colostate.edu/Depts/Entomology/ent.html

Current items on the CSU Entomology WWW Server include:
	- color photographs of a number of insect species that
           you can display on your computer
	- direct access to entomological databases around the
           world through Gopher
	- a catalog of color slides of insects that you can
           purchase
	- information about how to join entomological
           discussion groups on the Internet.
 - profiles and photographs of the Entomology faculty at
           Colorado State University

The archive is constantly changing as we receive new information.  The best
way to discover what is available is to connect to the server and start
looking around.  For a quick start:

HOW TO CONNECT

  1- Get a WWW client that works on your computer.  A detailed list of WWW
clients appears at the end of this announcement.  Most of these are free,
and can be obtained by anonymous ftp.  MOSAIC is an excellent WWW client
that is available for IBM, Macintosh, or Amiga computers.  If you can use
Xwindows, then Xmosaic is your client of choice.

  2- Load the page:

   http://www.colostate.edu/Depts/Entomology/ent.html

  3- Explore!

HOW CAN YOU GET INVOLVED?

Your comments and feedback on the server are always appreciated.  The
maintainers can be reached at:

    lbjostad at lamar.colostate.edu

The larger the server becomes, the more useful it will be.  If you have
information you would like to share with other entomologists, please
consider submitting it.  Credit is given to the authors of all information
on the archive.  Any contribution is appreciated!

DETAILED LIST OF WWW SERVERS

A list of the different programs are included below. Just get the program
and install it according to the instructions.

WWW Clients:

    Macintosh:
      NCSA Mosaic
        Where: ftp.ncsa.uiuc.edu:/Mac/Mosaic (or
          /Mosaic/Mac)
        Requirements:
          System 7 or higher
          MacTCP 2.0.2 or higher
          Network connection
        Additional Info:
      CERN MacBrowser (MacWWW)
        Where: info.cern.ch:/pub/www/bin/mac
        Requirements:
          System 6.0.5 or higher
          MacTCP 1.1.1 or higher
        Additional Info:

    IBM Windows:
      NCSA WinMosaic
        Where: tbone.biol.scarolina.edu:/pub/kit
See the file 00README.DOC in that directory for instructions on which files
to grab and how to unpack them onto floppy disks.  This is an excellent DOS
kit by Dean Pentcheff.

        Alternatively,

        Where: ftp.ncsa.uiuc.edu:/Mosaic/Windows (or
          /PC/Mosaic)
        Requirements: Winsock 1.1
        Additional Info:
--------excerpt from ftp.ncsa.uiuc.edu:/Mosaic/Windows/readme.now-----
NCSA Mosaic for MS Windows is a winsock1.1 compliant program.  This means
that it requires you to have a winsock.dll to provide the TCP/IP networking
under Windows.  If you are using a commercial TCP/IP stack such as PC-NFS
or running a local area network such as Novell in addition
to the TCP/IP, you need to contact your network vendor directly about
obtaining the Winsock DLL.  If you are using a stand-alone Windows box on
the Internet, you may use a shareware winsock called Trumpet.  The latest
copy can always be found via anonymous FTP at "biochemistry.bioc.cwru.edu"
in the "/pub/trumpwsk" directory.
--------excerpt ends--------------------------------------
      Cello
        Where: ftp.law.cornell.edu:/pub/LII/Cello
        Requirements:
        Additional Info:
          has bookmark facility
          all files are in .z format at ftp site
      Serweb
        Where:
        Requirements:
        Additional Info:
    X/Motif
      NCSA Mosaic for X
        Where: ftp.ncsa.uiuc.edu:/Mosaic/
          (Source is in /Mosaic/Mosaic-source, binaries for some platforms
are in /Mosaic/Mosaic-binaries, other useful stuff hangs around in nearby
directories.)
        Requirements:
        Additional Info:
    DOS:
      ???
    VT100:
      CERN linemode client
        Where: info.cern.ch:/pub/www/
          (Read the file /pub/www/README.txt to get an idea of what files
you need and where they are. This document is part of the WWW
documentation, and is readable on the Web.)
        Requirements:
        Additional Info:
      Lynx
        Where: ftp.wustl.edu:/systems/atari/umich.edu/lynx
        Requirements:
        Additional Info:


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Lou Bjostad    Fort Collins, Colorado  USA
lbjostad at lamar.colostate.edu
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