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INTERNET-DRAFT                                               E. Hoffman
                                                    Merit Network, Inc.
                                                             L. Jackson
                                                           October 1992
                                                    Expires: April 1993

                   FYI on Introducing the Internet--
     A Short Bibliography of Introductory Internetworking Readings
                        for the Network Novice

Status of this Memo

   This document is an Internet Draft.  Internet Drafts are working
   documents of the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF), its Areas,
   and its Working Groups. Note that other groups may also distribute
   working documents as Internet Drafts).

   Internet Drafts are draft documents valid for a maximum of six
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   Drafts as reference material or to cite them other than as a "working
   draft" or "work in progress."

   Please check the Internet Draft abstract listing contained in the
   IETF Shadow Directories (cd internet-drafts) to learn the current
   status of this or any other Internet Draft.

   This INTERNET-DRAFT provides information for the Internet community.
   It does not specify an Internet standard.  It will expire before
   March 1993.


   This bibliography offers a short list of recent information resources
   that will help the network novice become familiar with the Internet,
   including its associated networks, resources, protocols, and history.
   This FYI RFC includes references to free sources of information
   available on-line as well as more formal publications.  A short
   section at the end includes information for accessing the on-line
   files.  This FYI is intentionally brief so it can be easily used as a
   handout by user services personnel.


   This document is based upon the work of the the User Documents
   Working Group in the User Services Area of the Internet Engineering
   Task Force (IETF).

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Bibliography of Introductory Readings

   The following list includes a number of sources for learning about
   the Internet.  If you have more questions about the Internet, the
   best source of information is your network service provider.  For
   those interested in finding out about getting Internet connectivity,
   the books listed will help you locate a network service provider.

   Items with an asterisk (*) are available at no charge on-line on the
   Internet--see the final section for information on how to obtain

1a. Introductory Papers

 * Kehoe, Brendan P. (1992) "Zen and the Art of the Internet:
   A Beginner's Guide to the Internet," (first edition) 95 p.

 * Malkin, G. and A. Marine. (1992) "FYI on Questions and
   Answers: Answers to Commonly Asked 'New Internet User'
   Questions," 32 p. (RFC 1325/FYI 4).

1b. Introductory Books

   Kehoe, Brendan P. (1993) Zen and the Art of the
   Internet: A Beginner's Guide, (second edition) 112 p.
   Prentice Hall, Englewood Cliffs, NJ.

   Krol, Ed. (1992) The Whole Internet User's Guide and
   Catalog, 400 p. O'Reilly & Assoc., Inc. Sebastopol, CA.

   LaQuey, Tracy & Jeanne C. Ryer. (1992) The Internet Companion:
   A Beginner's Guide to Global Networking. Addison-Wesley,
   Reading, MA.

   SRI International. (1992) Internet: Getting Started,
   318 p. SRI International, 333 Ravenswood Ave., Rm.
   EJ291, Menlo Park, CA 94025.

2. Internet services and resources

 * Martin, J. (1991) "There's Gold in them thar Networks!
   or Searching for Treasure in all the Wrong Places," 27 p.
   (RFC 1290/FYI 10).

 * Merit Network, Inc. (1992) "Cruise of the Internet"
   (Macintosh based tutorial). Merit Network, Inc. Ann
   Arbor, MI.

   Metz, Ray (1992) Directory of Directories on the
   Internet, 175 p. Meckler, Westport, CT.

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 * NSF Network Service Center. (1992) "Internet Resource
   Guide."  NSF Network Service Center, Cambridge, MA.

3. Internet networks

   Frey, Donnalyn and Rick Adams. (1990) !%@:: A
   Directory of Electronic Mail Addressing and Networks,
   (second edition) 284 p. O'Reilly & Assoc. Inc.
   Sebastopol, CA.

   LaQuey, Tracy L. (1990) User's Directory of Computer
   Networks, 653 p. Digital Press, Bedford, MA.

   Quarterman, John S. (1990) The Matrix: Computer
   Networks and Conferencing Systems Worldwide, 746 p.
   Digital Press, Bedford, MA.

4. Introducing the Internet Protocols

   Comer, Douglas E. (1991) Internetworking With TCP/IP:
   Volume I, Principles, Protocols, and Architecture, (second
   edition). 547 p. Prentice Hall, Englewood Cliffs, NJ

 * Hedrick, Charles L. (1987) "Introduction to the
   Internet Protocols," 34 p. Rutgers University Computer
   Science Facilities Group, Piscataway, NJ.

5. Newsletters and journals

   ConneXions--the Interoperability Report. Advanced
   Computing Environments, 480 San Antonio Rd., Suite
   100, Mountain View, CA 94040.

   Electronic Networking: Research, Applications and
   Policy. Meckler, Westport, CT.

   Internet Society News. Internet Society, 1895 Preston
   White Dr. Suite 100, Reston, VA 22091.

   Research and Education Networking. Meckler, Westport,

 * Link Letter. Merit Network, Inc., 2901 Hubbard, Pod-G,
   Ann Arbor, MI 48109 (bimonthly: electronic and hard-copy,
   no charge).

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   Matrix News. Matrix Information and Directory
   Services, 120 S. Capitol of Texas Highway, Bldg. 2,
   Suite 300, Austin, TX 78746 (monthly).

   NSF News. NSF Network Service Center, BBN Systems and
   Technologies, 10 Moulton St., Cambridge, MA 02138
   (quarterly, no charge).

6. Further Reading

 * Bowers, K. L. et al. (1990) "FYI on Where to Start: A
   Bibliography of Internetworking Information," 42 p.
   (RFC 1175/FYI 3).

   Stoll, Clifford. (1989) The Cuckoo's Egg. Doubleday:
   New York.

Getting Articles On-Line

   All the documents marked with an asterisk (*) in this bibliography
   are available on-line at no charge if you have access to the
   Internet.  To find out more about accessing documents in
   introducing.the.internet, send electronic mail to nis-
   info@nic.merit.edu with the text: send access.guide.  If you know how
   to use Anonymous FTP, you can get the Access Guide from one of
   several sites, including nic.merit.edu, nic.mr.net, ftp.nisc.sri.com,
   or ftp.hawaii.edu.  Check the directory introducing.the.internet for
   the file titled access.guide.  The Access Guide includes information
   about obtaining documents through dial-up service using a modem for
   those who do not have direct Internet access.

   In addition to the listed publications, many network providers
   publish excellent user guides and newsletters which cover Internet
   topics.  Contact your Internet network service provider for more
   information.  Several new commercial books are scheduled for release
   which are aimed at new users of the Internet.  A longer bibliography
   with more comprehensive references and abstracts, FYI 3, is listed
   above for those who may need more detailed materials.

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Security Considerations

   Security issues are not discussed in this memo.

Authors' Addresses

   Ellen S. Hoffman
   Merit Network, Inc.
   2901 Hubbard, Pod G
   Ann Arbor, MI 48109

   Phone: (313) 936-3000
   E-mail: ellen@merit.edu

   Lenore Jackson
   NASA Ames Research Center

   Phone: (202) 434-8954
   E-mail: jackson@nsipo.arc.nasa.gov

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