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TCP/IP Archie client for WinSock.
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TCP/IP Archie client for WinSock.
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This is the second ALPHA version of a windows based archie client. The
code has changed completely from the previous release, although the interface
is largely the same.

New features:

1. The domain field is used to limit the search at the server rather than at the
client.

2. Directories can be expanded, ie the list of files within the directory
can be retrieved.

3. The program can be set up to use WS_FTP to retrieve files listed.

This program executable, help file and related text files may be distributed
freely and may be used without fee by any individual.

Finally I would like to make it clear that the use of this program is at your
own risk.

The Archie client is based upon the archie client that is part of the Prospero
v5.2a release.

It was written by Clifford Neuman ([email protected]) with changes by Brendan Kehoe
([email protected]dener.edu) and George Ferguson ([email protected]).

The code comes with the following copyright notices, reproduced in full
here:

/*
Copyright (c) 1991, 1992, 1993 by the University of Southern California
All rights reserved.

Permission to use, copy, modify, and distribute this software and its
documentation in source and binary forms for non-commercial purposes
and without fee is hereby granted, provided that the above copyright
notice appear in all copies and that both the copyright notice and
this permission notice appear in supporting documentation. and that
any documentation, advertising materials, and other materials related
to such distribution and use acknowledge that the software was
developed by the University of Southern California, Information
Sciences Institute. The name of the University may not be used to
endorse or promote products derived from this software without
specific prior written permission.

THE UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA makes no representations about
the suitability of this software for any purpose. THIS SOFTWARE IS
PROVIDED "AS IS" AND WITHOUT ANY EXPRESS OR IMPLIED WARRANTIES,
INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF
MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE.

Other copyrights might apply to parts of the Prospero distribution
and are so noted when applicable.

Prospero was originally written by Clifford Neuman ([email protected]).
Contributors include Steven Seger Augart ([email protected]), Benjamin Britt
([email protected]) and others identified in individual modules.

Questions concerning this software should be directed to
[email protected]

*/
/*
Copyright (c) 1989, 1990, 1991 by the University of Washington

Permission to use, copy, modify, and distribute this software and its
documentation for non-commercial purposes and without fee is hereby
granted, provided that the above copyright notice appear in all copies
and that both the copyright notice and this permission notice appear in
supporting documentation, and that the name of the University of
Washington not be used in advertising or publicity pertaining to
distribution of the software without specific, written prior
permission. The University of Washington makes no representations
about the suitability of this software for any purpose. It is
provided "as is" without express or implied warranty.

Prospero was written by Clifford Neuman ([email protected]).

Questions concerning this software should be directed to
[email protected]

*/

Installation.
=============

This instructions assume that you have some form of WINSOCK installed and
working and that you are using Windows 3.1.

I use Peter Tattam's Trumpet Winsock. It's shareware and has SLIP built in
and can be found at the follwing sites:

ftp.demon.co.uk:/pub/ibmpc/winsock/stacks/trumpwsk/twsk10a.zip
ftp.sunet.se:/pub/pc/news/trumpet/winsock/twsk10a.zip
tasman.cc.utas.edu.au:/pub/pc/news/trumpet/winsock/twsk10a.zip

I mention this winsock as it is the only one that I've tried this with and
it might not work with others, although theorectically it should.

1. Unzip wsarchie.zip in a directory by itself. There should be three files
altogether:

wsarchie.exe - this is the program itself.
wsarchie.ini - contains the list of archie servers, and user preference
settings.
wsarchie.txt - this file

2. Use the FTP Setup command in the Options menu to setup the command line
for the FTP client. This is a non essential step, but is useful.

That's it. As long as wsarchie.ini is in wsarchie.exe's working directory
everything should go swimmingly. You can add an icon in a program manager
group in the usual fashion (ie drag wsarchie.exe from the file manager to
the desired group, or use {file, new} from the program manager menu).
The icon is derived from the Winsock icon.

To use, enter your search term in the "Search for" field, and then press
return, or select the Search button. If things go successfully then you
should see the title bar change informing you of packets being recieved.
When complete the results will be displayed in the host, directories and
files list boxes. Full details of the selected file will be displayed below.
Note some archie servers seem to give fewer details than others.

To change the default Archie server use the Option Menu command User
Preferences. A dialog will be displayed, currently this allows default
archie client and default search type to be set.

The domain box can be used to limit the sites that the Archie Server will
consider during it's search.

Good Luck

David Woakes ([email protected]).


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