This page is a bit of a rag-bag of possibly useful links - gathered
from here and there. Some have not yet been checked out. Please email
with any links you feel might be appropriate.
Excellent source of explanations: Whatis.com
Paper by Krol & Hoffman: FYI
on "What is the Internet?" (26 Jan 1999)
World-Wide Web Virtual Library (See also)
The Electronic Frontier Foundation's Extended Guide to the Internet
Answers to Commonly Asked New Internet User Questions
The Future of the Web
Hotlinks.com - (used to be) an Alternative - as yet uncontrolled - Web.
Janet and SuperJanet 1
Janet and SuperJanet 2
Janet and SuperJanet 3
SONET (Synchronous Optical Network) can be found at the Nortel home page
Deja News - a searchable
archive of postings to Usenet (See
The Gopher Menu at the University of Minnesota - explore a Gopher information hierarchy.
FIDONET Web site.
The Directory of
Internet Service Providers
Another long list of ISPs
AT&T WorldNet is an example of a large ISP (OSP?)
Charting the Data VPN Movement
DigiCash offers 'eCash.'
eCash is CyberCash
First Virtual is an e-transaction company
Some companies (other than those supplying computer and network products) which are reported to be doing well online: books (Amazon.com), gardening (Garden Escape), music (CDNow), and office supplies (SuppliesOnline) - (See also)
CommerceNet is the
leading industry consortium on e-commerce.
ec.com an ecommerce magazine.
Area Networks (PANs)A view of the near future - ubiquitous computing
- from an article in
www.mobilexplorer.com - mobileXplorer.com is the first in a series of Xplorer.com Web sites that will spotlight groundbreaking technologies.
European Telework Online
Mid-Atlantic Telecommuting page.
Find/SVP's Telecommuting data'
the Mining Co. - telecommuting
America's Job Bank - Self-Employment, Home-Based, and Telecommuting Opportunities
Telecommuting Job Opportunities Available
Net-Temps, "A world of Jobs neatly Packaged" where people can "create a Free Desktop for
their Job Hunt." (They sent me their URL when they discovered this page!)
Data Interchange Standards
The ANSI ASC X12/XML Frequently Asked Questions
UN-EDIFACT database, EDICORE.
Netscape's Overview of Extranet Standards .
Kerstin Forsberg's Extranet - a reference page
OneSoft Corporation, offers a white paper, The Extranet Solution
Network Questions and Answers.
A conceptual overview of Ethernet
The Frame Relay Forum
is an industry resource center.
A tutorial on frame relay from AT&T
Network Client .
to Cryptography discusses eg. digital certificates. - (See
(Encryption) RSA Labs FAQ.
Netscape's Secure Sockets Layer.
Keeping Your Site Comfortably Secure: An Introduction to Internet Firewalls
Marcus J. Ranum's Internet Firewalls Frequently Asked Questions
Tom Sheldon's General Firewall White Paper
official Transmission Control Protocol
Transmission Control Protocol - DARPA Internet Program Protocol Specification
RFC 793, and Internet Protocol - DARPA Internet Program Protocol Specification
A TCP/IP Tutorial
Bay Networks' illustrated explanation of the Internet Protocol
Howard Gilbert's Introduction to TCP/IP
News Transfer Protocol.
Point-to-Point Tunneling Protocol (PPTP) Specification.
NTS offers a product called TunnelBuilder
X.400 Frequently Asked Questions
X Windows System.
A brief overview of The X Window System.
WebTerm X (product) lets you view X Windows applications from a Web browser on Windows 95, 98, and NT systems.
- phonecalls from your PC to any telephone in the world.
ICQ - 'I seek you' - free - more than 8 million subscribers so far (Jan 1999)
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