This is documentation of the Prospero system.
Technical papers are also available on Prospero.
This is a description of version 5 of the Prospero protocol
and of the Reliable Delivery Protocol that we use. It includes lots
of information that was elided in the version 1 protocol
specification. It also has a lot of information in it about how the
Prospero Protocol Version 1.0
This is a description of version 1 of the Prospero protocol.
(It's identical to appendices D and E of B.
Clifford Neuman's Ph.D. Dissertation.) It is now obsoleted by
version 5 protocol. However,
we are still making it available since a number of older servers are running
version 1 protocol, and since most of the current ARCHIE clients use the
older Version 1 protocol.
- HTML version no longer supported.:
- Anonymous FTP:
Prospero User's Manual
This is the Prospero User's manual. It is slightly out of
date, and we'll be revising it shortly.
Prospero Library Manual
Prospero library manual. Somewhat sketchy and not
comprehensive, but far better than nothing. This is mainly useful for
applications writers. This is slowly being updated.