Publisher: O'Reilly, 1994, 630 pages
Keywords: System Administration
This comprehensive guide describes how to create information services for the millions of Internet users. By setting up Internet servers for World Wide Web, Gopher, FTP, Finger, Telnet, WAIS (Wide Area Information Services), or email services, anyone with a suitable computer and Internet connection can become an "Internet Publisher".
You can provide services to employees of your own company solving the information distribution problems of spread-out companies. Perhaps you'd like to create an Internet equivalent to the telephone company's directory-assistance service (and make some of that 65 cents per call). Or maybe you're the Species Survival Commission; this book describes a prototype service the authors created to make SSC's endangered species Action Plans viewable worldwide.
Creating a service can be a big job, involving more than one person. This book separates the setup and maintenance of servers software from the data management, so that a team can divide responsibilities.
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One of the first practical books about the Word-Wide Web. So early, that you can forget Netscape, Microsoft and AOL: they weren't playing yet.