DDN Reference (NIC@SRI-NIC.ARPA)
Sat, 18 Jun 88 10:01:08 PDT
RFCs are available via electronic mail from the NIC. To get RFC 877 from the
NIC send a message to SERVICE@SRI-NIC.ARPA with the command RFC 877 in the
subject line of your message. Here is some information about using SERVICE.
NIC Mail Services June 1988
This is an automated service provided by the DDN Network Information
Center. It allows access to NIC documents and information via ordinary
electronic mail. This is especially useful for people who do not have
access to the NIC via a direct Internet link, such as BITNET, CSNET
and UUCP sites.
To use the mail service, send a mail message to To use the mail service, send a mail message to SERVICE@SRI-NIC.ARPA.
In the SUBJECT field, request the type of service you wish followed by
any needed arguments. The message body is normally ignored. Large files
will be broken into smaller separate messages. The information you
request will be sent back to you as soon as possible.
The following services are currently available:
HELP This message; a list of current services.
RFC nnn nnn is the RFC number or the word INDEX.
IEN nnn nnn is the IEN number or the word INDEX.
NETINFO xxx xxx is a file name or the word INDEX.
SEND xxx xxx is a fully specified file name.
HOST xxx Returns information about host xxx.
WHOIS xxx Returns information about xxx from the WHOIS service.
Use "WHOIS HELP" for information on how to use WHOIS.
Example SUBJECT lines:
WHOIS LOTTOR, MARK
Send comments or suggestions to Send comments or suggestions to SUGGESTIONS@SRI-NIC.ARPA.
Send questions and bug reports to Send questions and bug reports to NIC@SRI-NIC.ARPA.
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