Internet Exploration -I-
WWW servers, gophers, WAISes, archie, and
There are many internet services set up for tracking down PEOPLE:
Gopher is a service that allows users to view and obtain all sorts of files, programs, and software. You can select the items you want from a menu.
- The music and lyrics archives holds lyrics, music, and guitar tablatures to hundreds of artists.
- The Boombox Gopher Server at the University of Minnesota contains all sorts of utility programs for email and network services.
- You can also access the U of M's main Gopher, get up-to-date computer information, tech specs, and prices, or access any other Gopher site in the world.
- The Notre Dame Gopher also has a large library of current computer and networking information, as well as a list of searchable electronic phone books.
- The Macintosh archives at Stanford contain megabytes of public domain or shareware Mac programs, Mac-compatible artwork, and information.
- The Macintosh archives at the University of Michigan also contain megabytes of public domain or shareware Mac programs, Mac-compatible artwork, and information. Here's an experimental hypertext interface to that archive.
- "Envirogopher" contains all sorts of environmental information, with current environmental issues, media, networks, and politics.
- Multimedia sound and image archives, as well as an architectural image archive, exist at Johns Hopkins and the U. of Michigan.
- Here's a warehouse of sounds from a Gopher at MIT.
- The National Computing Board of Singapore has its own Gopher, with a Usenet news feed, a list of libraries, and information about Singapore's nation-wide information technology plan.
- The InterNIC Gopher contains information about network protocols, hosts, and other information for network users, as well as information about...information.
- The Apple Higher Education Gopher holds technical notes and information, as well as information and newsletters concering higher education and (Apple) computing. Marketing statistics should also be obtainable there.
- The UN Gopher contains information about the United Nations, daily press releases, and more.
- Connect to the Library of Congress and get library, legislative, or copyright information.
- The Earth Sciences Gopher at the U. of Texas contains many network resources and information on geology and all aspects of earth sciences.
- The Eurogopher Subject Tree allows you to browse hundreds of gophers and services by subject.
Veronica allows you to search all of the Gopher sites in the world. Just enter a word or words, and all sorts of directories, programs, and articles with those words in them will show up in a menu for you to browse.
FTP stands for File Transfer Protocol. It allows you to transfer documents and programs from all over the place.
- You can FTP to any anonymous site in the world using this hypertext interface.
- Apple Computer's FTP archives contain full Macintosh operating system software packages, up to version 7.0.1, and Apple utility programs.
- The X Contribution archives at MIT contain megabytes of public domain or shareware graphic program that will run on UNIX computers running the graphical user interface, X.
- The CERT (Computer Emergency Response Team) archive contains items relating to computer security, warnings and announcements, security and network utility programs, and papers on viruses and computer security.
- The EFF (Electronic Frontier Foundation) archive contains underground computer newsletters and information on civil liberties, law, information, and government and privacy issues.
- Here you can get all sorts of Internet information, statistics, and maps.
Telnet allows you to remotely log in to other computers and can give one access to databases and many information services.
- You can search the full ERIC (Educational Resources Information Center) database from 1966 at this spot at Auburn University. Once you connect, tab to
APPLICATION and enter
01. To quit, enter
- This hytelnet (hypertelnet) interface will allow you to log in remotely to hundreds of world-wide libraries, campus-wide information services, or other information services.
News, Publications, and Electronic Texts
These sites primarily offer news-related services or on-line publications.
Government, Law and Legal Information
These sites offer legal documents, government database access, or other legislature-related information.
Connected to these places, you can get satellite maps, movies, and national forecasts updated hourly.
- You can get to US Weather Forecasts at the U. of Minnesota.
- This experimental Gopher at Michigan also contains forecasts, satellite images, and pointers to other weather information.
- The U. of Illinois Weather Archive contains up-to-date satellite pictures and weather surface maps from nearly every region of the globe.
- View satellite and US surface map movies of the last 48 hours or view customizable surface maps at Michigan State University.
- Here are lists of weather maps for the USA (temp/press chars, and geographically ordered
list) and Europe. Try the MSU/UCG server, especially their current weather maps and movies
(in particular a movie of satellite images over the last 48 hours).
There is another weather/environment server in australia
Actual European images are available as:
Press here for the current EPFL weather station report.
Using these services, you can enter a word or words and have a database search for information.
These services are specific to the World-Wide Web and usually contain multimedia information.
Other Lists of Services
Lists of network services that others have made exist in a few places: