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INTERNET-DRAFT E. Hoffman Network Working Group E. Hoffman
Merit Network, Inc. Request for Comments: 1463 Merit Network, Inc.
L. Jackson FYI: 19 L. Jackson
NASA NASA
October 1992 May 1993
Expires: April 1993
FYI on Introducing the Internet-- FYI on Introducing the Internet--
A Short Bibliography of Introductory Internetworking Readings A Short Bibliography of Introductory Internetworking Readings
for the Network Novice for the Network Novice
Status of this Memo Status of this Memo
This document is an Internet Draft. Internet Drafts are working This memo provides information for the Internet community. It does
documents of the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF), its Areas, not specify an Internet standard. Distribution of this memo is
and its Working Groups. Note that other groups may also distribute unlimited.
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Abstract Abstract
This bibliography offers a short list of recent information resources This bibliography offers a short list of recent information resources
that will help the network novice become familiar with the Internet, that will help the network novice become familiar with the Internet,
including its associated networks, resources, protocols, and history. including its associated networks, resources, protocols, and history.
This FYI RFC includes references to free sources of information This FYI RFC includes references to free sources of information
available on-line as well as more formal publications. A short available on-line as well as traditional publications. A short
section at the end includes information for accessing the on-line section at the end includes information for accessing the on-line
files. This FYI is intentionally brief so it can be easily used as a files. This FYI is intentionally brief so it can be easily used as a
handout by user services personnel. handout by user services personnel.
Acknowledgements Acknowledgments
This document is based upon the work of the the User Documents This document is based upon the work of the User Documents Working
Working Group in the User Services Area of the Internet Engineering Group in the User Services Area of the Internet Engineering Task
Task Force (IETF). Force (IETF).
Bibliography of Introductory Readings Bibliography of Introductory Readings
The following list includes a number of sources for learning about The following list includes a number of sources for learning about
the Internet. If you have more questions about the Internet, the the Internet. If you have more questions about the Internet, the
best source of information is your network service provider. For best source of information is your network service provider. For
those interested in finding out about getting Internet connectivity, those interested in finding out about getting Internet connectivity,
the books listed will help you locate a network service provider. the books listed will help you locate a network service provider.
Items with an asterisk (*) are available at no charge on-line on the * Items with an asterisk are available at no charge on-line on the
Internet--see the final section for information on how to obtain Internet--see the final section for information on how to obtain
these. these.
1a. Introductory Papers 1a. Introductory Papers
* Kehoe, Brendan P. (1992) "Zen and the Art of the Internet: * Kehoe, Brendan P. (1992) "Zen and the Art of the Internet:
A Beginner's Guide to the Internet," (first edition) 95 p. A Beginner's Guide to the Internet," (first edition) 95 p.
* Malkin, G. and A. Marine. (1992) "FYI on Questions and
Answers: Answers to Commonly Asked 'New Internet User'
Questions," 32 p. (RFC 1325/FYI 4).
1b. Introductory Books
Kehoe, Brendan P. (1993) Zen and the Art of the
Internet: A Beginner's Guide, (second edition) 112 p.
Prentice Hall, Englewood Cliffs, NJ.
Krol, Ed. (1992) The Whole Internet User's Guide and
Catalog, 400 p. O'Reilly & Assoc., Inc. Sebastopol, CA.
LaQuey, Tracy & Jeanne C. Ryer. (1992) The Internet Companion: * Krol, E. and E. Hoffman. (1993) "What is the Internet?" 11 p.
A Beginner's Guide to Global Networking. Addison-Wesley, (FYI 20, RFC 1462).
Reading, MA.
SRI International. (1992) Internet: Getting Started, * Malkin, G. and A. Marine. (1992) "FYI on Questions and Answers:
318 p. SRI International, 333 Ravenswood Ave., Rm. Answers to Commonly Asked 'New Internet User' Questions," 32 p.
EJ291, Menlo Park, CA 94025. (FYI 4, RFC 1325).
2. Internet services and resources * LaQuey, Tracy with Jeanne C. Ryer. (1992) "The.Internet.
Companion," 30 p. (on-line chapters from book published by
Addison-Wesley)
* Martin, J. (1991) "There's Gold in them thar Networks! 1b. Introductory Books: Basic User Guides
or Searching for Treasure in all the Wrong Places," 27 p.
(RFC 1290/FYI 10).
* Merit Network, Inc. (1992) "Cruise of the Internet" Kehoe, Brendan P. (1993) Zen and the Art of the Internet: A
(Macintosh based tutorial). Merit Network, Inc. Ann Beginner's Guide, (second edition) 112 p. Prentice Hall, Englewood
Arbor, MI. Cliffs, NJ.
Metz, Ray (1992) Directory of Directories on the Krol, Ed. (1992) The Whole Internet User's Guide and Catalog,
Internet, 175 p. Meckler, Westport, CT. 400 p. O'Reilly & Assoc., Inc. Sebastopol, CA.
* NSF Network Service Center. (1992) "Internet Resource LaQuey, Tracy with Jeanne C. Ryer. (1992) The Internet Companion:
Guide." NSF Network Service Center, Cambridge, MA. A Beginner's Guide to Global Networking, 208 p. Addison-Wesley,
Reading, MA.
3. Internet networks 1c. Introductory Books: Connection Starters
Frey, Donnalyn and Rick Adams. (1990) !%@:: A SRI International. (1992) Internet: Getting Started, 318 p. SRI
Directory of Electronic Mail Addressing and Networks, International, 333 Ravenswood Ave., Rm. EJ291, Menlo Park,
(second edition) 284 p. O'Reilly & Assoc. Inc. CA 94025.
Sebastopol, CA.
LaQuey, Tracy L. (1990) User's Directory of Computer 2. Internet services and resources
Networks, 653 p. Digital Press, Bedford, MA.
Quarterman, John S. (1990) The Matrix: Computer * Martin, J. (1993) "There's Gold in them thar Networks! or Searching
Networks and Conferencing Systems Worldwide, 746 p. for Treasure in all the Wrong Places," 39 p. (RFC 1402/FYI 10).
Digital Press, Bedford, MA.
4. Introducing the Internet Protocols * Merit Network, Inc. (1992) "Cruise of the Internet," Merit Network
Inc., Ann Arbor, MI. (Disk based tutorial available for Macintosh
or Windows).
Comer, Douglas E. (1991) Internetworking With TCP/IP: Metz, Ray (1992) Directory of Directories on the Internet, 175 p.
Volume I, Principles, Protocols, and Architecture, (second Meckler, Westport, CT.
edition). 547 p. Prentice Hall, Englewood Cliffs, NJ
* Hedrick, Charles L. (1987) "Introduction to the * NSF Network Service Center. (nd) "Internet Resource Guide," NSF
Internet Protocols," 34 p. Rutgers University Computer Network Service Center, Cambridge, MA.
Science Facilities Group, Piscataway, NJ.
5. Newsletters and journals 3. Internet networks
ConneXions--the Interoperability Report. Advanced Frey, Donnalyn and Rick Adams. (1991) !%@:: A Directory of
Computing Environments, 480 San Antonio Rd., Suite Electronic Mail Addressing and Networks, (second edition) 436 p.
100, Mountain View, CA 94040. O'Reilly & Assoc. Inc. Sebastopol, CA.
Electronic Networking: Research, Applications and LaQuey, Tracy L. (1990) User's Directory of Computer Networks,
Policy. Meckler, Westport, CT. 653 p. Digital Press, Bedford, MA.
Internet Society News. Internet Society, 1895 Preston Quarterman, John S. (1990) The Matrix: Computer Networks and
White Dr. Suite 100, Reston, VA 22091. Conferencing Systems Worldwide, 746 p. Digital Press, Bedford, MA.
Research and Education Networking. Meckler, Westport, 4. Introducing the Internet Protocols
CT.
* Link Letter. Merit Network, Inc., 2901 Hubbard, Pod-G, Comer, Douglas E. (1991) Internetworking With TCP/IP: Volume I,
Ann Arbor, MI 48109 (bimonthly: electronic and hard-copy, Principles, Protocols, and Architecture, (second edition). 547 p.
no charge). Prentice Hall, Englewood Cliffs, NJ
Matrix News. Matrix Information and Directory * Hedrick, Charles L. (1987) "Introduction to the Internet
Services, 120 S. Capitol of Texas Highway, Bldg. 2, Protocols," 34 p. Rutgers University Computer Science Facilities
Suite 300, Austin, TX 78746 (monthly). Group, Piscataway, NJ.
NSF News. NSF Network Service Center, BBN Systems and Lynch, Daniel C. & Marshall T. Rose (eds). (1993) The Internet
Technologies, 10 Moulton St., Cambridge, MA 02138 System Handbook, 822 p. Addison-Wesley, Reading, MA.
(quarterly, no charge).
6. Further Reading 6. Further Reading
* Bowers, K. L. et al. (1990) "FYI on Where to Start: A * Bowers, K. L. et al. (1990) "FYI on Where to Start: A Bibliography
Bibliography of Internetworking Information," 42 p. of Internetworking Information," 42 p. (RFC 1175/FYI 3).
(RFC 1175/FYI 3).
Stoll, Clifford. (1989) The Cuckoo's Egg. Doubleday: * Malkin, G. & T. LaQuey Parker. (1993) "Internet Users' Glossary,"
New York. 53 p. (RFC 1392/FYI 18).
Getting Articles On-Line Getting Articles On-Line
All the documents marked with an asterisk (*) in this bibliography All the documents marked with an asterisk (*) in this bibliography
are available on-line at no charge if you have access to the are available on-line at no charge if you have access to the
Internet. To find out more about accessing documents in Internet. To find out more about accessing documents in
introducing.the.internet, send electronic mail to nis- introducing.the.internet, send electronic mail to:
info@nic.merit.edu with the text: send access.guide. If you know how nis-info@nic.merit.edu, with the text: send access.guide.
to use Anonymous FTP, you can get the Access Guide from one of
several sites, including nic.merit.edu, nic.mr.net, ftp.nisc.sri.com, If you know how to use Anonymous FTP, you can get the Access Guide
or ftp.hawaii.edu. Check the directory introducing.the.internet for from one of several sites, including nic.merit.edu, nic.mr.net,
the file titled access.guide. The Access Guide includes information ftp.nisc.sri.com, or ftp.hawaii.edu. Check the directory
about obtaining documents through dial-up service using a modem for introducing.the.internet for the file titled access.guide. The Access
those who do not have direct Internet access. Guide includes information about obtaining documents through dial-up
service using a modem for those who do not have direct Internet
access.
In addition to the listed publications, many network providers In addition to the listed publications, many network providers
publish excellent user guides and newsletters which cover Internet publish excellent user guides and newsletters which cover Internet
topics. Contact your Internet network service provider for more topics. Contact your Internet network service provider for more
information. Several new commercial books are scheduled for release information. A longer bibliography with more comprehensive
which are aimed at new users of the Internet. A longer bibliography references and abstracts, FYI 3, RFC 1175 is listed above for those
with more comprehensive references and abstracts, FYI 3, is listed who may need more detailed materials.
above for those who may need more detailed materials.
Security Considerations Security Considerations
Security issues are not discussed in this memo. Security issues are not discussed in this memo.
Authors' Addresses Authors' Addresses
Ellen S. Hoffman Ellen S. Hoffman
Merit Network, Inc. Merit Network, Inc.
2901 Hubbard, Pod G 2901 Hubbard, Pod G
Ann Arbor, MI 48109 Ann Arbor, MI 48109
Phone: (313) 936-3000 Phone: (313) 936-3000
E-mail: ellen@merit.edu E-mail: ellen@merit.edu
Lenore Jackson Lenore Jackson
NASA Ames Research Center NASA Ames Research Center
m/s 233-8 T-1191
Moffett Field, CA 94035
Phone: (202) 434-8954 Phone: (415) 604-0455
E-mail: jackson@nsipo.arc.nasa.gov E-mail: jackson@nsipo.arc.nasa.gov
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