The Scout Report - May 5, 1995

May 5, 1995

A Service to the Internet Community Provided by the InterNIC

The Scout Report is a weekly publication offering a selection of new and newly discovered Internet resources of interest to researchers and educators, the InterNIC's primary audience. However everyone is welcome to subscribe to one of the mailing lists (plain text or HTML) or visit the Web version of the Scout Report on the InterNIC server:

Additional information and detailed access and subscription instructions are included at the end of each Scout Report.

Highlights In This Week's Report:

World Wide Web


  • Education Technology at Far West Laboratory maintains this gopher to disseminate educational information. We offer an array of services & resources to assist educators, educational agencies, policy makers in the development, implementation, and evaluation of educational technology. gopher to:
    [Note: Orginally reviewed as a gopher site; gopher may no longer be current.]
  • International Union Against Cancer is devoted exclusively to all aspects of the worldwide fight against cancer. Its objectives are to advance scientific and medical knowledge in research, diagnosis, treatment and prevention of cancer and to promote all other aspects of the campaign against cancer throughout the world. Particular emphasis is placed on professional and public education. gopher to:
    [Note: Originally reviewed as a gopher site; gopher may no longer be available.]
  • Harvard University On-Line Course Catalogs gopher to:
  • Pan American Health Organization/World Health Org (PAHO) is the World Health Organization's regional office for Latin America and the Caribbean. The PAHO Gopher offers a wealth of information specific to health in the 37 member nations of PAHO. Currently, the gopher contains data files on PAHO publications, news and press releases, emergency preparedness and disaster relief, and human resources development, as well as pointers to a variety of health resources. gopher to: gopher://
    [Note: Orginally reviewed as a gopher site; gopher may no longer be current.]
  • The Utah Education Network Gopher server contains information pertaining to Networking the Schools of the State of Utah gopher to:

New Lists

  • WIN95-L is an open, unmoderated give-and-take forum relating to Microsoft's Windows 95 operating system. (WIN95-L is running on L-Soft's LISTSERV TCP-IP Version 1.8b for Windows 95.) To subscribe, send the following command in the BODY of mail to LISTSERV@WIN95.DC.LSOFT.COM SUB WIN95-L yourfirstname yourlastname Owners: Nathan Brindle < > Scott Ross < >
  • WINNT-L is an open, unmoderated give-and-take forum relating to Microsoft's Windows NT operating system. (WINNT-L is running on L-Soft's LISTSERV TCP-IP Version 1.8b for Windows NT.) The list will cover both the Workstation and Advanced Server versions. To subscribe, send the following command in the BODY of mail to LISTSERV@PEACH.EASE.LSOFT.COM SUB WINNT-L yourfirstname yourlastname Owner: Nathan Brindle < > < >


  • SBC Communications, Inc., formerly known as Pacific Telesis, provides a Web site. Telesis executives discuss initiatives in PCS, the broadband communications superhighway, and industry alliances. Visitors can access recent news releases with a topic search index and order a paper copy of Pacific Telesis' new 1994 summary of the annual report to shareowners.
    [Site formerly known as "Pacific Telesis."]

Weekend Scouting

About the Scout Report

The Scout Report is a weekly publication offered by the InterNIC to the Internet community as a fast, convenient way to stay informed about network activities. Its purpose is to combine in one place selected new (and newly-discovered) Internet resources.

A wide range of topics are included in the Report with an emphasis on resources thought to be of interest to the InterNIC's primary audience, the research and education community. Each resource has been verified for substantial content and accessibility within a day of the release of the Report.

The Scout Report is provided in multiple formats -- mailing lists for both a plain text and HTML version; gopher; and World Wide Web. The gopher and World Wide Web versions of the Report include links to all listed resources. The report is released every weekend.

In addition to the plain text version, the Scout Report is distributed in HTML format allowing sites to post the Scout Report on local WorldWideWeb servers each week. The result is faster access for local users. You are welcome and encouraged to re-post and re-distribute the report. Note that copyright statements appear on all versions of the Scout Report, and we ask that these be included when re-posting or re-distributing.

If you haven't yet subscribed or told your friends and colleagues, now is the time. Spread the news by word-of-net. Join 20,000 of your colleagues already using the Scout Report as a painless tool for tracking what's new on the 'Net!

Comments and contributions to the Scout Report are encouraged and can be sent to

-- Susan Calcari
InterNIC Info Scout

Scout Report Access Methods

  • To receive the electronic mail version of the Scout Report each Friday, join the scout-report mailing list. You will receive one message a week -- the Scout Report every weekend.

    Send email to: in the body of the message, type:

    subscribe scout-report
    to unsubscribe to the list, repeat this procedure substituting the word "unsubscribe" for subscribe.
    • To receive the Scout Report in HTML format for local posting, subscribe to the scout-report-html mailing list, used exclusively to distribute the Scout Report in HTML format once a week.

      Send mail to: in the body of the message, type:

      subscribe scout-report-html

      Resource Addressing Conventions

      After each resource in the Scout Report one or more network addresses are listed. Every attempt is made to use the same convention in each listing for the network address of each resource. It is assumed that users recognize the type of address and know how to use it. However, for those users unfamiliar with the Internet we provide here the order in which addresses are listed (by network tool) and instructions for accessing additional information in the InterNIC InfoGuide about each network tool. A brief explanation of one tool, WWW is included below.

      The four network tools referenced most often in the Scout Report are World Wide Web, gopher, email, and FTP. Occasionally WAIS and Telnet addresses are also listed.

      After each resource at least one address is listed, and sometimes more. This is because some resources are available using multiple network tools. The network tool addresses are always listed in the same order after each resource:

      • World Wide Web (WWW)
      • Gopher
      • FTP
      • Email
      • Telnet
      • WAIS
      A WWW address is called a URL (Uniform Resource Locator) and always begins with a string of characters followed by a colon and two forward slashes. For example:

      To access the resource through the WWW you can use a WWW browser installed on your desktop computer, or a "command-line" WWW client on your local Internet host computer. Web browsers are available for all major computer platforms, including Macintosh, PC, and UNIX. Check with your local support center or your Internet Service Provider for more information about Web browsers installed on the Internet host computer or for your desktop computer.

      Copyright Susan Calcari, 1995.

      Permission is granted to make and distribute verbatim copies of the Scout Report provided the copyright notice, this permission notice, and the two paragraphs below are preserved on all copies.

      The InterNIC provides information about the Internet and the resources on the Internet to the US research and education community under the National Science Foundation Cooperative Agreement No. NCR-9218742. The Government has certain rights in this material.

      Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this publication are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation, AT&T, or Network Solutions, Inc.