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HYTELNET guide to OPACs via Internet

Date: Thu, 30 Jul 1992 11:21:08 CDT
Reply-To: Public-Access Computer Systems Forum
Sender: Public-Access Computer Systems Forum
From: "Peter Scott/Manager,
Small Systems/U Sask Lib/5920"
Subject: HYTELNET version 6.2 now available

----------------------------Original message----------------------------
July 27, 1992

HYTELNET version 6.2, the utility which gives an IBM-PC user
instant-access to all Internet-accessible library catalogs, FREE-NETS,
CWISs, BBSs, Gophers, WAIS, etc. is now available. You can get it via
anonymous ftp from:

in the pub/hytelnet/pc subdirectory. It is listed as HYTELN62.ZIP.

Version 6.2 is a major upgrade. Much redundant information has been
deleted, and errors have been corrected. New subdirectories have been
added, which has meant that many files now have a more meaningful home.
Also all the new/updated files created since Version 6.1 have been

Note: the UNZIPPED files total over 600,000 bytes...but remember, you
can always edit out any information you do not need, in order to save

Information from Roy Tennant follows, slightly edited, describing how to
obtain HYTELNET 6.2 from the ftp site (thanks Roy)::

At your system prompt, enter: ftp
or ftp
When you receive the Name prompt, enter: anonymous
When you receive the password prompt, enter your Internet address.
When you are at the ftp> prompt, enter: binary
At the next ftp> prompt, enter: cd pub/hytelnet/pc
Then enter: get
After the transfer has occurred, either
proceed with the instructions below to
retrieve the UNZIP utility (which you
need unless you already have it) or enter: quit

The Hytelnet program is archived using a ZIP utility. To unarchive it,
you must be able to "unzip" the file. If you have the file PKUNZIP.EXE,
it will unarchive the HYTELN62.ZIP file (see below for instructions). If
you do not have it, you may retrieve it with by following these

Use the above instructions for connecting to
At the ftp> prompt, enter: binary
Then enter: cd pub/hytelnet/pc
Then enter: get pkunzip.exe
After the transfer has occurred, enter: quit

Because of the plethora of PC communications programs, I will not
attempt to give step-by-step instructions here. You should check the
instructions for your software for downloading a *binary* file from your
Internet account to your PC.

Make a new directory on your hard disk (e.g., mkdir hytelnet)
Copy PKUNZIP.EXE and HYTELN62.ZIP into the new directory
Make sure you are in that directory, then enter: pkunzip HYTELN62
It will then unarchive HYTELN62.ZIP, which contains the following files:


The file READNOW.!!! gives full instructions for un-archiving
HYTELNET.ZIP. Simply put, you **MUST** unZIP the file with the -d
parameter so that all the subdirectories will be recursed.

To use HYTELNET, you should refer to the instructions in the release
announcement by Peter Scott, or to the README file included with the

PLEASE NOTE that I offer the above instructions as a service for those
who are unfamiliar with the steps required to download and use files
from network sources. I cannot be responsible for any local variations
in these procedures which may exist. Please contact your local computer
support staff if you have difficulty performing these tasks.

The UNIX/VMS version, created by Earl Fogel, is available for browsing
by telnet to login with hytelnet (lower case). For
more information on this version contact Earl at:
[email protected]

Peter Scott [] Phone: 306-966-5920
University of Saskatchewan [] FAX: 306-966-6040
Saskatoon [] Internet: [email protected]
Saskatchewan, Canada S7N OWO [] Envoy: pa.scott

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