Re: E-Scouting Newsletter
Bob Haar (rhaar@ALBERT.CS.GMR.COM)
Fri, 24 Jun 1994 10:20:06 EDT
> In your message of 23 Jun 1994 at 1559 MDT, you write:
> > Why not use the best there is - WWW hypermedia technology. Set up
> > a Web server and let people browse it with Mosaic. This could
> > include gopher, WAIS, ftp and email support as well as html
> > hypertext documents.
> One problem with handling mosaic, not everyone can access it. I have
> had trouble accessing this type of interface due to the fact that the
> base LAN i use to access the internect doesn't handle this kind of GUI
> (Graphical User Interface) very well. For those who understand, I have
> to be in the VT100 mode.
For those without a windowing environment, you can use lynx, a
text-based client for WWW. This will "talk" with the same
servers. But most people seem to have either a workstation
running X or a PC/Mac machine.
And I would suggest organizing the WWW server with an anonymous
ftp server for transferring various resource files. That way,
folks with just mail access can still get the files.
What might be more of a problem is that all these clients
require a TCP/IP protocol interface. There are shareware
and freeware implementations using SLIP over modem connections,
but you must have access to a host machine with SLIP service
that is also connected to the net.
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