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                             FYI INDEX

This file contains citations for all FYIs in numeric order.

FYI citations appear in this format:

####  Title of FYI.  Author 1, Author 2, Author 3.  Issue date.
      (Format: ASCII) (Obsoletes xxx) (Obsoleted by xxx) (Updates xxx)
      (Updated by xxx) (Also RFC ####)

Key to citations:

#### is the FYI number.

Following the number are the title (terminated with a period), the
author, or list of authors (terminated with a period), and the date
(terminated with a period).

The format and byte information follows in parenthesis.  The format,
either ASCII text (TXT) or PostScript (PS) or both, is noted, followed
by an equals sign and the number of bytes for that version.  For
example (Format: TXT=aaaaa, PS=bbbbbb bytes) shows that the ASCII text
version is aaaaa bytes, and the PostScript version of the FYI is
bbbbbb bytes.  The (Also RFC ##) phrase gives the equivalent RFC.

    For example:

    0004    FYI on Questions and Answers: Answers to Commonly asked
            New Internet User Questions. G. Malkin, A. Marine.
            May 1992. (Format: TXT 91884 bytes) (Also RFC1325)

Details on obtaining FYIs via FTP or EMAIL may be obtained by sending
an EMAIL message to:  rfc-info@ISI.EDU 
with the message body help: ways_to_get_fyis.  

For example:

        To: rfc-info@ISI.EDU
        Subject: getting fyi's

        help: ways_to_get_fyis


                                FYI INDEX

0001 F.Y.I. on F.Y.I.: Introduction to the F.Y.I. notes. G.S. Malkin,
     J.K. Reynolds. Mar-01-1990. (Format: TXT=7867 bytes) (Updates
     FYI0001) (Updated by FYI0001) (Also RFC1150)

0002 FYI on a network management tool catalog: Tools for monitoring
     and debugging TCP/IP internets and interconnected devices. R. Enger &
     J. Reynolds. June 1993. (Format: TXT=308528 bytes) (Updates RFC1147)
     (Also RFC1470)

0003 FYI on where to start: A bibliography of internetworking
     information. K.L. Bowers, T.L. LaQuey, J.K. Reynolds, K. Roubicek,
     M.K. Stahl, A. Yuan. Aug-01-1991. (Format: TXT=67330 bytes) (Updates
     FYI0003) (Updated by FYI0003) (Also RFC1175)

0004 FYI on Questions and Answers: Answers to commonly asked "new
     Internet user" questions. G.S. Malkin, A.N. Marine. May 1992.
     (Format: TXT=91884 bytes) (Obsoletes RFC1177, RFC1206) (Also RFC1325)

0005 Choosing a name for your computer. D. Libes. Aug-01-1991.
     (Format: TXT=18472 bytes) (Updates FYI0005) (Updated by FYI0005)
     (Also RFC1178)

0006 FYI on the X window system. R.W. Scheifler. Jan-01-1991. (Format:
     TXT=3629 bytes) (Updates FYI0006) (Updated by FYI0006) (Also RFC1198)

0007 FYI on Questions and Answers: Answers to commonly asked
     "experienced Internet user" questions. G.S. Malkin, A.N. Marine, J.K.
     Reynolds. Feb-01-1991. (Format: TXT=33385 bytes) (Updates FYI0007)
     (Updated by FYI0007) (Also RFC1207)

0008 Site Security Handbook. J.P. Holbrook, J.K. Reynolds.
     Jul-01-1991. (Format: TXT=259129 bytes) (Updates FYI0008) (Updated by
     FYI0008) (Also RFC1244)

0009 Who's Who in the Internet: Biographies of IAB, IESG and IRSG
     Members. G. Malkin. Aug-01-1991. (Format: TXT=70383 bytes) (Also

0010 There's Gold in them thar Networks! or Searching for Treasure in
     all the Wrong Places. J. Martin. January 1993. (Format: TXT=71176

0011 A Catalog of Available X.500 Implementations. R. Lang, R. Wright.
     January 1992. (Format: TXT=129468 bytes)

0012 Building a Network Information Services Infrastructure. D.
     Sitzler, P. Smith, A Marine. February 1992. (Format: TXT=29135 bytes)
     (Also RFC1302)

0013 Executive Introduction to Directory Services Using the X.500
     Protocol. C. Weider, J. Reynolds. March 1992. (Format: TXT=9392

0014 Technical Overview of Directory Services Using the X.500
     Protocol. C. Weider, J. Reynolds, S. Heker. March 1992. (Format:
     TXT=35694 bytes)

0015 Privacy and Accuracy Issues in Network Information Center
     Databases. J. Curran, A. Marine. August 1992. (Format: TXT=8858
     bytes) (Also RFC1355)

0016 Connecting to the Internet - What Connecting Institutions Should
     Anticipate. ACM SIGUCCS. August 1992. (Format: TXT=53449 bytes) (Also

0017 The Tao of the IETF: A Guide for New Attendees of the Internet
     Engineering Task Force. G. Malkin. January 1993. (Format: TXT=41892

0018 Internet Users' Glossary. G. Malkin, T. LaQuey Parker. January
     1993. (Format: TXT=104624 bytes) (Also RFC1392)

0019 FYI on Introducing the Internet-- A Short Bibliography of
     Introductory Internetworking Readings. E. Hoffman & L. Jackson. May
     1993. (Format: TXT=7116 bytes) (Also RFC1463)

0020 FYI on "What is the Internet?". E. Krol & E. Hoffman. May 1993.
     (Format: TXT=27811 bytes) (Also RFC1462)

0021 A Survey of Advanced Usages of X.500. C. Weider & R. Wright. July
     1993. (Format: TXT=34883 bytes) (Also RFC1491)
----- Index of /pub/internet/fyi -----:

/File           Description
---------       ------------------------------------------------------
fyi-01.txt:     FYI 01: Introduction to the FYI's (3/90) [8kb]
fyi-02:         FYI 02: Network Management Tool Catalog (11/92) [335kb]
fyi-03.txt:     FYI 03: Where to Start-Bibliography of Internet Info (8/90) [95kb]
fyi-04.txt:     FYI 04: Beginning Internet Questions and Answers (5/92) [92kb]
fyi-05.txt:     FYI 05: Choosing a Name for Your Computer (8/90) [18kb]
fyi-06.txt:     FYI 06: X Window System (1/91) [4kb]
fyi-07.txt:     FYI 07: Advanced Internet Questions and Answers (2/91) [33kb]
fyi-08:         FYI 08: Site Security Handbook (7/91) [254kb]
fyi-09.txt:     FYI 09: Who's Who in the Internet (5/92) [92kb]
fyi-10.txt:     FYI 10: Searching for Treasure (1/93) [71kb]
fyi-11.txt:     FYI 11: Catalog of Available X.500 Implementations (1/92) [132kb]
fyi-12.txt:     FYI 12: Building a Network Info. Service Infrastructure (2/92) [29kb]
fyi-13.txt:     FYI 13: Introduction to Using the X.500 Protocol (3/92) [9kb]
fyi-14.txt:     FYI 14: Technical Overview of Directory Services (3/92) [36kb]
fyi-15.txt:     FYI 15: Privacy/Accuracy Issues in NIS Databases (8/92) [9kb]
fyi-16.txt:     FYI 16: Connecting to the Internet (8/92) [53kb]
fyi-17.txt:     FYI 17: The Tao of IETF (Internet Engineering Task Force) 1/93 [42kb]
fyi-18.txt:     FYI 18: Internet Users' Glossary (1/93) [105kb]
fyi-19.txt:     FYI 19: Short Bibliography for Network Novices (5/93) [7kb]
fyi-20.txt:     FYI 20: What is the Internet? (5/93) [27kb]
fyi-21.txt:     FYI 21: A Survey of Advanced Usages of X.500 (7/93) [35kb]
fyi-index.txt:  FYI: Index of FYI's
fyi-search.src: Search the FYI Informational RFC's

                   Where and how to get FYIs

The Internet For Your Information memos are documented in a small
subset of the RFCs.  Once you know the RFC number of the document
describing an FYI you may obtain that document by getting the RFC
(see ways_to_get_rfcs).

For convenience these documents are also grouped and listed by their
FYI numbers.

The FYIs may be obtained via EMAIL or FTP from FYI Repositories.


FYIs are available via anonymous FTP from VENERA.ISI.EDU, with the
pathname: in-notes/fyi/fyiNN.txt (where "NN" is the number of the FYI.
For example FYI2.TXT is the current Assigned Numbers document.  Login
with FTP username "anonymous" and password "ftp".

FYIs can also be obtained via electronic mail from VENERA.ISI.EDU by
using the RFC-INFO service.  Address the request to ""
with a message body of:

         Retrieve: FYI
           Doc-ID: FYInnnn

(Where "nnnn" refers to the number of the FYI (always use 4 digits, so
FYI 2 is FYI0002 in the RFC-INFO service).  The RFC-INFO@ISI.EDU
server provides other ways of selecting FYIs based on date ranges and
such; for more information send a message to "" with
the message body "help: help".

Note that FYIs may be very large (greater than 100,000 characters), the
RFC-INFO service will return large documents in sections of less than
50,000 characters each.

contact: RFC-Manager@ISI.EDU

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Created: 1997
Last Updated: May 28, 2000