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                      Informix-Related Internet Resources

Last Changed:  August 31, 1996

This is a listing of some of the more popular Informix-related sites and
resources on the Internet.  Many of these are maintained by the International
Informix Users Group (IIUG).

The listing portion of this document is available as a Web page and may be
found at " http://www.***.com/ ;.

Sites and Resources:

  www.iiug.org                  IIUG Web site

    /iiug/membership_app.html   On-Line IIUG membership application
    /local/grps_world.html      Worldwide listing of Informix user groups
    /other_sites.html           List of other Informix-related sites
    /software/                  IIUG software repository
    /techinfo/faq/              The Informix FAQ Listing
    /usenet/cdi_archive.html    comp.databases.informix/informix-list archive

  ftp.iiug.org                  IIUG FTP Archive site
  ftp.mathcs.emory.edu          Mirror site

    /pub/informix/              Top directory for IIUG anonymous FTP archive
    /pub/informix/README        File explaining archive organization
    /pub/informix/ls-lR         Modified "ls -lR" output for entire archive
    /pub/informix/faq/          The Informix FAQ Listing (see also
                                  ftp://kcbbs.gen.nz/pub/informix/)

  www.informix.com              Informix corporate Web site

    /catalog                    Informix Solutions Guide

    /informix/corpinfo/         Worldwide listing of Informix user groups
     usrgrups/usrgrups.htm

    /informix/dbweb/dbweb.htm   Web/database information and free software

    /informix/services/         InformixLink Techinfo Center (login with
     ilink/ilink.htm              password required)

  www.illustra.com              Illustra Web Site

The above listings are but a brief summary of what is available.  To learn
more, visit each of the sites mentioned and do a little investigating.

The remainder of this message contains information primarily for people just
learning about IIUG or the Internet.

INTERNATIONAL INFORMIX USERS GROUP - IIUG

The International Informix Users Group (IIUG) maintains publicly available
archives of user-contributed documentation, shareware files, and articles from
the Usenet newsgroup comp.databases.informix and its companion e-mail mailing
list, Informix-List.  You can access the archives either via a Web browser or
anonymous FTP.

The Web archives are maintained at the IIUG Web site, which may be reached
by linking to the URL " http://www.***.com/ ".  All archive files and c.d.i
articles are kept there in plain text, so you can search, view or download
any of them.  If you have problems reaching the IIUG Web site, contact

There are two systems that maintain versions of the archives that are
accessible via Anonymous FTP.  "FTP" stands for File Transfer Protocol, and
is designed primarily for moving files between systems.

The "Anonymous" part refers to a convention that allows anyone to log into
a special area of a system that the administrator has made publicly available.
When you ftp to a system, it will ask you for your login-ID.  To access the
public area, enter an ID of "anonymous".  When asked for a password, enter
your full e-mail address.  This is also convention, though some sites now
force the entry of a string that looks like an e-mail address.

The primary IIUG ftp site is ftp.iiug.org (IP 204.167.252.80).  It is mirrored
at ftp.mathcs.emory.edu (IP 199.76.28.1).  The Informix archives on these two
system are synchronized each night.  All archive files on the IIUG Web site
are also in the FTP archives, though many of the FTP files are compressed.

There are a number of other Informix-related archive sites around the Net that
are dedicated to specific software, local user group archives, or other special
purposes.  You may obtain a listing of these by linking to the URL
" http://www.***.com/ ; on the Web or downloading the file
"ftp://ftp.iiug.org/pub/informix/doc/archive_sites" via FTP.

If you only have e-mail access to the Net, you can still retrieve FTP files
via e-mail using a service called "ftpmail".

Listed below are both an example of an interactive anonymous ftp session, and
a sample message that would be sent to an ftpmail server site.  If you have
problems accessing either of the sites mentioned here, please send e-mail to

USING ANONYMOUS FTP

If you've never used anonymous FTP, here is a quick primer, in the form of a
sample session on ftp.iiug.org with comments in {}.  Lines where you type
something are marked with "<<<":

  $ ftp ftp.iiug.org                          {or: ftp 204.167.252.80}  <<<
  Connected to ftp.iiug.org
  220 iiug FTP server ((UNIX(r) System V Release 4.0) ready.
  Name (ftp.iiug.org:walt): anonymous                                   <<<
  331 Guest login ok, send ident as password.

  230 Guest login ok, access restrictions apply.
  ftp> cd pub/informix                                                  <<<
  250 CWD command successful.
  ftp> get README                                                       <<<
  200 PORT command successful.
  226 ASCII Transfer complete.
  ftp> get ls-lR                                                        <<<
  200 PORT command successful.
  226 ASCII Transfer complete.
          .
          .       {repeat this step for each file you want}
          .
  ftp> quit                                                             <<<
  221 Goodbye.
  %

USING AN FTP MAIL SERVER TO DO ANONYMOUS FTP VIA E-MAIL

There are sites connected to the Internet that provide mail servers for use
by anyone who doesn't have access to FTP.  Such a server acts as an
intermediary that takes your request by e-mail, gets the files you want from
the FTP site you specify, then e-mails those files back to you.

One of the best known sites is located at the DEC Western Research Lab in
Palo Alto, CA, USA.  You communicate with the retrieval utility by sending

send an e-mail message to that address consisting of the word "help".  The
instructions for that server will be returned to you in an e-mail message.

As an example, to get the files "README" and "ls-lR" from /pub/informix on

  reply <your domain-style e-mail address or bang-path from decwrl goes here>
  connect ftp.iiug.org
  chdir /pub/informix
  get README
  get ls-lR
  quit

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