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Subject: I-D ACTION:draft-ietf-wnils-whois-mesh-00.txt
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A New Internet-Draft is available from the on-line Internet-Drafts directories. This draft is a work item of the Whois and Network Information Lookup Service Working Group of the IETF. Title : How to interact with a Whois++ mesh Author(s) : P. Faltstrom, R. Schoultz, C. Weider Filename : draft-ietf-wnils-whois-mesh-00.txt Pages : 4 Date : 08/02/1994 In the Whois++ architecture [Deutsch94],[Weider94], mesh traversal is done by the client, since each server 'refers' the client to the next appropriate server(s). The protocol is simple. The client opens a connection to a server, sends a query, receives a reply, closes the connection, and after parsing the response the client decides which server to contact next, if necessary. So, the client needs to have an algorithm to follow when it interacts with the Whois++ mesh so that referral loops can be detected, cost is minimised, and appropriate servers are rapidly and effectively contacted. Internet-Drafts are available by anonymous FTP. Login with the username "anonymous" and password "guest". After logging in, Type "cd internet-drafts". "get draft-ietf-wnils-whois-mesh-00.txt". Internet-Drafts directories are located at: o US East Coast Address: ds.internic.net (220.127.116.11) o US West Coast Address: ftp.isi.edu (18.104.22.168) o Pacific Rim Address: munnari.oz.au (22.214.171.124) o Europe Address: nic.nordu.net (126.96.36.199) Internet-Drafts are also available by mail. Send a message to: email@example.com. In the body type: "FILE /internet-drafts/draft-ietf-wnils-whois-mesh-00.txt". NOTE: The mail server at ds.internic.net can return the document in MIME-encoded form by using the "mpack" utility. To use this feature, insert the command "ENCODING mime" before the "FILE" command. To decode the response(s), you will need "munpack" or a MIME-compliant mail reader. Different MIME-compliant mail readers exhibit different behavior, especially when dealing with "multipart" MIME messages (i.e., documents which have been split up into multiple messages), so check your local documentation on how to manipulate these messages. For questions, please mail to Internet-Drafts@cnri.reston.va.us. Below is the data which will enable a MIME compliant Mail Reader implementation to automatically retrieve the ASCII version of the Internet-Draft.
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