Suggestion for a new URL type

Rob Raisch <>
Date: Sat, 26 Jun 1993 14:15:28 -0400 (EDT)
From: Rob Raisch <>
Subject: Suggestion for a new URL type
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I'd like to suggest the following form for a new type of URL.  This would
answer the need of a 'finger' URL type, as well as others, in a simple,
generic interface.

	A Generic TCP URL Type - 

		ex. tcp://host.domain:port/data_for_tcp_port

		-	port would be numeric as well as symbolic,
				79 or finger
		-	data_for_tcp_port would allow escaped chars,

	Possible uses:

	Finger 		- 	"tcp://" or

	Webster 	-	"tcp:// server\nQUIT"

	Whois		-	"tcp://"

	Time		-	"tcp://localhost:daytime"

	NNTP		-	"tcp://"

Any comments?