Publisher: O'Reilly, 1989
These days, it's a rare person who hasn't heard of the Internet, the global network based on the TCP/IP networking protocols. The Internet offers worldwide services such as electronic mail, Usenet news, file transfer via ftp, remote login to thousands of databases and collections of data, and innovative search services like WAIS, Gopher and the World Wide Web.
Unlike other networks, though, the Internet is not managed by a single organization, with a single access point and a single set of rules. It is truly a "network of networks" made up of hundreds of cooperating organizations. This is the only up-to-date directory that charts the networks that make up the Internet, provides contact names and addresses, and describes the services each network provides.
A book about the good ole days", when e-mail adresses weren't standardised and the Internet as such was a diverse collection of networks that sometimes had trouble communicating. This is only for us "ole" people that remembers this time, that is now clouded in legend…