Changes at the GOPHER of bioftp.unibas.ch

Reinhard Doelz / Biocomputing / +41 61 267 2247 doelz at yogi.urz.unibas.ch
Fri Jan 21 00:04:59 EST 1994


We have adopted the gopher server at bioftp.unibas.ch to the changing 
environment in the biocomputing arena. If your gopher points to this
site you might want to review your links. 

* NEW FEATURES
	+ WAIS type searches append a line pointing to a help file
	+ EMBL daily updates include a GENBANK exclusion set which 
          is updated and recalculated on a weekly basis 
	+ NEWS gateway to the EMBnet newsgroups 
	+ the 'EMBnet Brochure' on GOPHER with WAIS type searching 
	+ synchronisation status of EMBL database can be viewed
	+ volume control of network traffic by built-in accounting
	+ Acceptable Use Policy and other datafiles updated
	+ GOPHER+ capability of most directories (Don Gilbert's code)
	+ WWW capability of the European Biology subject tree (runs under GN)

* CHANGED FEATURES 
	+ EMBL searchable as a whole, no subsections any longer. The 
	  effect is speedup. 
	+ EMBL updates searches and EMBL searches are now separated 
	+ FLYBASE is now mirrored from Indiana but restricted due to 
          copyright. This might change eventually. 

* DROPPED FEATURES 
	+ SWISSPROT and other databases are now links to other gophers
	+ GOPHER does no longer run several daemons but on several 
          machines; no mindexd functionality provided 
        + number of used internet ports is now 4 (instead of 14 before)

* ALTERNATIVE SERVERS OF INFORMATION 
	+ WWW server at beta.embnet.unibas.ch 
	+ FTP server at nic.switch.ch
	+ HASSLE servers for BLAST, FETCH and FASTA 

Please make sure to consult the Acceptable Use Policy statements of your
network provider and the servers you approach to assure proper operation.

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS 
The gopher+ code modified for Biology, as well as the w8b5 WAIS code, was 
obtained from Don Gilbert. Biocomputing Basel is part of the Biozentrum 
der Universitaet Basel. EMBnet Switzerland is a project funded by the 
University of Basel, the Swiss National Science Foundation, and industrial 
contributions from Digital Equipment and Silicon Graphics (in alphabetical 
order).

DISCLAIMER
Note that  the software  mentioned  resembles  Computer  Program(s)  which 
require a license in order to be run unless stated otherwise in  a  state-
ment  codistributed with the software. The use of the program(s) was  men-
tioned  within  a specific problem or example and must not be used to con-
clude that other  software products cannot possibly do a similar job. 


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      Biocomputing                *   DECNET  20579::48130::doelz
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