Making Friends Will Get Easier
Microsoft and more than 40 vendors said last week they are joining to
create a standard protocol for creating "buddy lists" on the Internet.
The lists are a popular feature on America Online for tracking who is
online and sending quick messages. Microsoft has submitted a
proposed specification called Rendezvous Protocol (RVP) to the
Internet Engineering Task Force. Last month, Netscape
Communications partnered with AOL to offer a buddy list service
through Communicator and Navigator, but the technology is
proprietary. RVP uses an open, distributed model for a variety of
online communications, including sending instant text messages, files
and pictures, conducting audio- and videoconferences,
and issuing invitations to chat rooms.
Does anyone remember Fido? As the saying goes, dogs are
a good way to meet women...
FIDO(P) MISC. REFERENCE MANUAL PAGES FIDO(P)
fido - a watchdog for users and machines
Fido periodically scans the files created by rwhod(8c) and
reports the commings and goings of people and machines.
Fido reads a .fido init file to determine what to watch.
.fido is first checked for in the current directory, and
then in the directory contained in the HOME environment
The .fido file consists of a list of commands from the list
below. Lines starting with a hash-mark (#) are discarded as