Integration of Internet Information Resources (iiir)

Status: Concluded April, 1995 
 A. Anantha 
 Kevin Gamiel 
Description of Working Group:
The Integration of Internet Information Resources Working Group (IIIR)
is chartered to facilitate interoperability between Internet
information services, and to develop, specify, and align protocols
designed to integrate the plethora of Internet information services
(WAIS, ARCHIE, Prospero, etc.) into a single ``virtually unified
information service'' (VUIS). Such protocols would include, but are not
limited to, update protocols for distributed servers, a ``query routing
protocol'' to pass queries between existing services, protocols for
gateways between existing and future services, and standard exchange
formats (perhaps based on Z39.50) for cross-listing specific
Also, where necessary, IIIR will create technical documentation for
protocols used for information services in the Internet.

Request for Comments:

  • RFC1625 WAIS over Z39.50-1988 (Informational)
  • RFC1727 A Vision of an Integrated Internet Information Service (Informational)
  • RFC1728 Resource Transponders (Informational)
  • RFC1729 Using the Z39.50 Information Retrieval Protocol in the Internet Environment (Informational)