Suggestion for a new URL type

Rob Raisch (
Sat, 26 Jun 1993 14:15:28 -0400 (EDT)

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?