Introduction to telnet, FTP, & gopher

Prepared by Julie Still (still@crab.rutgers.edu)

Table of Contents

telnet | FTP | gopher

Telnet

-- allows you to connect to other computers and use materials (library catalogs, databases, etc) on their system.

Syntax: telnet [computername]

Examples:
CARL
site: pac.carl.org
to exit, type //exit
Fedworld
site: fedworld.gov
Dialog
site: dialog.com
NB You have to have a Dialog account
Music Store
site: cdnow.com
New Jersey Union List of Serials
site:
login: njuls
Princeton
site: library.princeton.edu
Rutgers OPAC
site: library.rutgers.edu
Tips:

FTP (file transfer protocol)

-- allows you to retrieve files from other computers

Syntax:

ftp [computername]
login: anonymous
password: [your email address]
cd [directoryname]
get filename localname

Examples:
Smileys
site: ftp.temple.edu
path: pub/info/funstuff/smiley
Internet FAQ
site: rtfm.mit.edu
path: pub/usenet/news.answers/internet-services

Gopher

-- menu access to remote computer materials

Syntax: gopher [computername]

Examples:
Gopher Jewels
site: cwis.usc.edu
path: Other Gophers ...
Hytelnet
site: liberty.uc.wlu.edu
path: Explore Internet Resources
Internet Jewels
site: shadow.scs.unr.edu
Library of Congress
site: marvel.loc.gov
PENpages
site: penpages.psu.edu

Outline * Definitions * E-mail * Discussion Groups * Telnet, FTP, gopher * Other Resources
Questions? Comments? Ka-Neng Au (au@andromeda.rutgers.edu)
http://www.rci.rutgers.edu/~au/workshop/telnet.htm
Updated April 14, 1997