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Archie and Finger: Finding Things


Allows you to search all sites that have public domain programs or documents available through the Internet for specific names (or substrings). You need to know the exact name, or at least an exact substring, of the name of the document you are trying to locate. There are gateways available on the Web for archie searches, but a program called WSARCHIE is an excellent seperate program for this.


Allows you to obtain information about another user of the Internet with an account on a Unix machine. You can, for example, find out the home phone number of a colleague of yours, or determine whether someone has any unread mail waiting in their mailbox, or check how many users are currently working on a particular network on the Internet. There are nice gateways for Finger searches available on the net. The nicest one can be found at the address http://www.cs.indiana.edu/finger


Bert G. Wachsmut
Last modified: 05/03/00