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5.JPNIC Information Japanese Page

5.1 Usage of information services

 1 Usage via e-mail (mail-server)

  At present file transfer (anonymous ftp) and information retrieval
 (whois) service are offered through e-mail.  By using these services,
 documents offered and maintained by JPNIC could be searched and
 retrieved even if there is no IP connection.

  If an e-mail with the following command is send to mail-server@nic.ad.jp
 then the requested file or search status will be returned to the sender
 (defined by From: or Reply-to: field) of the e-mail.  In case of a large
 file (more than 50k bytes) the file will be send part by part.


        send help         This document will be send
        send index        List of files
        send [filename]   Send the file defined by filename
        whois [keyword]   Search with the term keyword and send the result
        end               End

  Commands should be written from the first line of the body of the e-mail.
 There should be one command on each line and the command "end" should be
 written in the last line to mean that there are no more commands.
 For example, this document and the list of files can be retrieved by
 executing the following.

           % mail mail-server@nic.ad.jp
           send help
           send index

  Some systems will not ask the subject. But it is not necessary to enter
 a subject to use this service. The mark "." at the end of the command
 may be different by each system. Please confirm documents of your systems.

  In case of PC networks, as the number of e-mails, amount of data that
 can be stored in the mailbox depends on the network system, please check
 the details before using this service.

 2 Service that can be availed through the machines that have
   direct Internet connectivity.

 2.1 Use of whois
   This service can be used to retrieve information about a person, address
  or organization that is involved in network projects. The related
  information about the key-word can be retrieved by executing the following

        whois -h whois.nic.ad.jp key-word

   The help regarding how to use whois can be obtained in Japanese by
  executing whois -h whois.nic.ad.jp help. The English version can be
  obtained by executing the command in the following way.

        whois -h whois.nic.ad.jp key-word/e

   Note: There should not be any space between the key-word and the /.
   In case of using * or other symbols, the key-word should be double

 2.2 Use of anonymous ftp
   Files stored in ftp.nic.ad.jp can be obtained by using this service.

   If the command ftp ftp.nic.ad.jp is executed, the user will be asked for
  user id and password. In that case files can be accessed, by specifying
  anonymous for user id and e-mail address for password.  An example for
  anonymous ftp is given below. IP address ( can also be used.
  Care should be taken, for this IP address may be changed in future.

        % ftp ftp.nic.ad.jp
        Connected to ns.nic.ad.jp.
        Name (ftp.nic.ad.jp:tatsumi): anonymous  <- specify user id as
        331 Guest login ok, send ident as password.
        Password:                                <- key-in complete
                                                    e-mail address
        230 Guest login ok, access restrictions apply.
        ftp>                                     <- ftp commands can be used.
                                                    The list of commands can
                                                    be found by executing ?.

   The necessary files can be accessed with the help of the commands "ls"
  and "get".  List of files/directories can be displayed by executing "ls".
  As the file ls-lR contains the list of files under the directory pub,
  it may be convenient to get this file first.  An example is given below.

        ftp> ls
        ftp> get ls-lR

   The contents of ftp:/pub is shown below. (As of June 12, 1995)

        HELP            infosphere/             orions/
        INDEX           infoweb/                psi/
        aaa/            internet/               rfc@
        apnic/          internet-drafts@        ric-tsukuba/
        asinc/          internetkdd/            rim/
        avisnet/        jain/                   sinet/
        bitnet/         jcrn/                   sinfony/
        bitnetjp/       jepg-ip/                spin/
        cbi/            join/                   star-internet/
        crnet/          jpnic/                  tcp/
        csi/            jpnic-pub/              tisn/
        cyber-net/      jtnet/                  tohoku-inet
        gdbnetjp/       junet/                  tokai/
        gol/            karrn/                  tokyonet/
        hits/           mesh/                   topic/
        ietf@           n-net/                  train/
        iij/            netspace/               wide/
        imnet/          nis/                    winc/
        inetclub/       north/                  yacc/
        inforyukyu/     ntt-mm-p/

 2.3 Use of gopher (whois and ftp functions are included)
   The gopher service menu can be displayed by executing the command
  gopher gopher.nic.ad.jp.  The directions for using gopher can be
  displayed by executing ?.  The ? command can be used by preparing
  a help file in the local machine.  Required information can be obtained
  either by inputting the number given in the menu or by moving the cursor
  to the proper position and keying-in return. Key-in u, m and, q for
  returning to the previous menu, main menu and quitting the program.
  For retrieving the present information, execute m and then key-in
  the e-mail address.  Normally, a simple help menu is always displayed
  at the bottom.

 2.4 Use of www (World Wide Web)
   For using www, the client program (mosaic,chimera etc.) should be
  installed on the local machine, the machine must be IP connected, and
  capable of using window systems.  The www server can be accessed by
  specifying http://www.nic.ad.jp through Open URL.  More detailed
  information can be obtained or a menu containing ftp, gopher, search
  etc. can be displayed by cliquing the mouse on the underlined/colored
  places of the menu.  Graphic data can also be displayed, but in that
  case, the local machine must have the necessary viewers previously
  installed.  Although lynx can display only text data, it can also be
  used on vt100 terminals.

 2.5 Code of Japanese characters
   Japanese information provided with JPNIC mail server, whois, ftp, www
  and gopher server is written in JIS 7bit code. To use whois, you set up
  Japanese character code of your machine to JIS 7bit or use a program
  that changes characters code. Particularly in the case of www browser
  recently used well on Windows, Macintosh, NeXT etc.(ex. Mosaic, Netscape,
  OmniWeb), a proxy server such as delegate must be specified to http, ftp
  and gopher. It's better to specify the server to your network provider's
  one as you can.

 3 E-mail address

        mail-server:    mail-server@nic.ad.jp
        whois:          whois.nic.ad.jp
        ftp:            ftp.nic.ad.jp
        gopher:         gopher.nic.ad.jp
        www:            www.nic.ad.jp

5.2 E-mail address for applications and questions

 JPNIC accepts every kinds of applications and questions through e-mail
with the following addresses. Please use a e-mail as you can.

  General Questions:            query@nic.ad.jp

  Questions to JPNIC:           secretariat@nic.ad.jp

  JP domain name:
   application form, documents: info@domain.nic.ad.jp
   queries:                     query@domain.nic.ad.jp
   applications:                apply@domain.nic.ad.jp

  IP address:
   application form, documents: info@ip.nic.ad.jp
   queries:                     query@ip.nic.ad.jp
   applications:                apply@ip.nic.ad.jp

  Data base:
   documents:                   info@db.nic.ad.jp
   queries:                     query@db.nic.ad.jp
   applications:                apply@db.nic.ad.jp

  DNS(domain name server):
   documents:                   info@dns.nic.ad.jp
   queries:                     query@dns.nic.ad.jp

  Suggestions:                  goiken@nic.ad.jp

  Complaints:                   kujo@nic.ad.jp


 This file is the answers for the questions that were sent to JPNIC
secretariat(secretariat@nic.ad.jp). You can get this file to use anonymous ftp
/mail server system as "ftp.nic.ad.jp:/pub/jpnic/QandA.txt". This answers and
questions will add as the need arises.

                                        June 19, 1995   JPNIC Secretariat

Q0. Is JPNIC different from JNIC?
A0. JNIC is the forerunner name of JPNIC. It will be difficult to distinguish
   JAPAN from the other countries if we only use "J"NIC. So, it added "JP",
   ISO code of JAPAN, to represent JAPAN from April 1993.

[Questions for General Organization]

Q1. Can you tell me how to request for a new domain name, and request for
   change of a domain name and IP address, elimination of a domain name and
   IP address and return IP address and Domain Name, and how to get the
   JPNIC documents.
A1. JPNIC distributes various explanation through anonymous ftp and e-mail.
   The applications can be sent to JPNIC either e-mail or by postal service
   (for the people who can not use "ftp" or "e-mail" only). In order to
   reduce the work-load of the JPNIC secretariat, the applications are
   requested to send by e-mail if possible.

    You can use "ftp.nic.ad.jp" address to get the documents by anonymous ftp.
   Use"/pub/INDEX" file to research and get the documents you need.

    You can use "mail-server@nic.ad.jp"address to get the documents by e-mail.

    If you use UNIX machine, you will receive the explanation of this service
   by sending an e-mail ,

     % mail mail-server@nic.ad.jp
       send help

    This service can use by another personal computer network.
   (Nifty-serve, PC-VAN,etc.)

    To get the application for JP Domain Name and IP address, you send an
   empty e-mail to the following address.

        Domain Name   : info@domain.nic.ad.jp
        IP address    : info@ip.nic.ad.jp

    Furthermore, when you apply JP domain name and IP addresses, some networks
   of JPNIC member act for you. So if there is a JPNIC member network that
   you will join, then you should confirm whether the network act for you or
   not and take necessary procedure.

    In case of using postal service, you have to send the envelop write down
   your request form and an envelop to return (If you want to get the form
   of JP Domain Name or IP address application, you have to use an envelop,
   size A4, with 270 Yen postage stamp) to the following address.

        Japan Network Information Center
        c/o Computer Centre, University of Tokyo
        2-11-16,Yayoi,Bunkyo-ku,Tokyo 113 Japan

    But, this address may change, please get the newest information.

Q2. Is it possible to get an allocation of IP addresses even in the case of
   a UUCP connection site?
A2. JPNIC allocates IP address in spite of you access to IP access or not.
   You can get the information about how to get with sending an empty e-mail
   to info@ip.nic.ad.jp.

Q3. As we were registered JPNIC Domain Name and allocated IP address, can we
    use Internet?
A3. JPNIC divide "to be allocated IP address" and "to access". JPNIC does not
   guaranty about "to access". IP address can be allocated whether you will
   access or not.

Q4. Then, how can we access to the Internet?
A4. You will join some JPNIC Members Network, and then you can access to
   the Internet. Please refer section 7, JPNIC Members Network List.

Q5. Which JPNIC Members network should I join?
A5. JPNIC emphasize on fairness ,so JPNIC can not recommend a special JPNIC
   Members Network. Every JPNIC Members Network has their own character,
   purpose, qualification for participation, service, access form and
   membership fee. You should choose one that you think the best.

Q6. Will you tell me full details about each JPNIC Members Network?
   (e.g. purpose, qualification for participation, how to go through the
   procedure, how to access, fees, etc.)
A6. We open the information about each JPNIC Members Network's rules and
   participation organizations in , "ftp.nic.ad.jp:/pub/an abbreviation for
   Members". If you want to know more details, you inquire to each JPNIC
   Members Network.

Q7. Will you tell me about the JPNIC Members Network that can attend the
   general organization?
A7. You can see each JPNIC Members Network's administrative rules or the
   information about participating organization(refer to Q6,A6). If you want
   to know more details, you can inquire each JPNIC Members Network.

Q8. If we go through the procedure to JPNIC Members Network, we need not
   to go through the procedure to JPNIC?
A8. If you have JP Domain Name or IP address, you need to register your
   information (manager name, address etc.). But some of JPNIC Members Network
   act for you. You have to inquire to your JPNIC Members Network ,whether
   act for you, or not.

Q9. Please tell us the method of checking the content registered in the
   JPNIC database and the method of altering them.
A9. At first, the followings is the way of confirmation.
    1)If you have IP connection, you can use "whois" command.

                whois -h whois.nic.ad.jp <THE information you want>/e

      You can see the usage in detail to use

                whois -h whois.nic.ad.jp help/e

    2)If you confirm by e-mail, you send an e-mail to "mail-server@nic.ad.jp",

                whois <THE information you want>

      The information will send you.

    Next, the way to change the registered information is different by the
   content. You see the Document "JPNIC Registration form entry method
   (For general organization)" or Q10,A10. You can get the Document
   to send an empty e-mail to "info@db.nic.ad.jp".

Q10. Our organization name was changed after we obtained a domain name
    from JPNIC. What should we do?
A10. At first, you go through procedure to JPNIC Members Network that you
    join. In that case, you inquire to your JPNIC Members Network.
    The following is the explanation how to go through procedure to JPNIC.
    But some of JPNIC Members Network will act for the procedure, so you
    ask them about it.

     If you change domain name, organization name or organization outline
    after you are registered domain name, you have to go through procedure
    to JPNIC. You can receive the detail to send an e-mail to
    "info@domain.nic.ad.jp". When your organization name changes, you are
    allocated IP address, too, you also have to go through procedure as IP
    address. The detail about the change of contents of IP address, you send
    to an e-mail to"info@ip.nic.ad.jp" and you can get the information.

     JPNIC go through carefully about this procedure to protect
    allocation/registration duplicate, transfer of domain name and IP
    address. So, it is troublesome to you, but please understand the reason.

Q11. What is "JPNIC Handle" and "NIC Handle" in the personal information
    of JPNIC Data Base?
A11. JPNIC Handle is the Handle of yours when you register to JPNIC Data
    Base, and NIC Handle is the Handle of yours when you register to InterNIC
    Data Base. This is the key to show your personal information in the Data
    Base. If you got domain name or IP address in the past, you may have
    already registered in JPNIC Data Base. Whether your data have already
    registered or not, and in case that you have already registered you can
    see from IP reachable machine what your JPNIC Handle is.

      "whois -h whois.nic.ad.jp <YOUR family name(in Latin alphabet)>"/e

    or, you can check it to send an e-mail to "mail-server@nic.ad.jp" with
    the following contents.

     "whois <YOUR family name(in Latin alphabet)>"/e

    or, you can check whether you have already registered to Internic or not
    to do from IP reachable machine,

      "whois -h whois.internic.net<YOUR family name(in Latin alphabet)>"/e

Q12. We want to stop connecting to the InterNet. What should we do?
A12. At first, you complete the procedure to JPNIC Members Network that you
    join. For details of this, inquire with the JPNIC Members Network to
    which you join. It is the explanation that how to complete the procedure
    to JPNIC. Some of JPNIC Members Network will act for you. Please ask
    your Members Network about this.

     For JPNIC, you have to complete a delete procedure of your domain name
    server. You register an empty data for the name server field in the
    domain information for your organization that you registered on JPNIC data
    base. If you need not your domain name or IP address as you stop
    connecting to Internet, you have to complete a delate procedure for this.
    The former procedure, you can get the information to send an e-mail to
    "info@domain.nic.ad.jp", and the latter procedure, you send to an e-mail
    to "info@ip.nic.ad.jp". Please use this system.
     As domain name, in case that you do not complete the procedure after
    you delate name server you do not register your name server (to Internet)
    within a year, it will delate automatically.

Q13. Do you have any statistics of "ac","go" or "ad" domain name?
A13. We have only the statistics from April 1993. This data can see as
    a data of JPNIC Steering committee that it will hold twice a month.

     ftp.nic.ad.jp: /pub/jpnic-pub/committee/
        930529-shiryou5-4.txt, 930720-shiryou2-1.txt
        930917-shiryou2-1.txt, 931116-shiryou2-1.txt
        940121-shiryou2-1.txt, 940318-shiryou2-1.txt
        940510-shiryou2-1.txt, etc.

Q14. Can we get "DDN Protocol Handbook" by InterNIC now? And is there
     Japanese version of this?
A14. Please ask to InterNIC. And there is no Japanese version of DDN
    Protocol Handbook.

Q15. Is it possible to register e-mail address of our organization to
    the ip-connection mailing list which is a contact point between the
    administrators of domestic IP connected organization.
A15. Only the e-mail addresses of JPNIC members' network can be registered
    to the mailing list. So you should inquire your joining network of JPNIC
    member whether the network is registered to ip-connection or not.
    Furthermore, in the case that JPNIC members' network hope to register to
    the ip-connection, please send a e-mail to secretariat@nic.ad.jp and
    tell an address that should be registered.

[For organization joinning to the JPNIC member]

Q1. Where can we get the information of JPNIC rules and an admission form?
A1. There are files about the related documents in the directory of
   "ftp.nic.ad.jp". You can get by "anonymous ftp" or "mail server".

   file name: jpnic-rule.txt
     content: -regulations for Japan Network Information Center

   file name: jpnic-saisoku.txt
     content: -bylaws for this center membership and membership fees
              -bylaws for participate organization of regular members and
               how to count the membership
              -bylaws for the election

   file name: jpnic-info-application.txt
     content: -the information of Japan Network Information Center admission
              -the information of Japan Network Information Center
               application form

Q2. We are considering whether to become a member of JPNIC. If I join the
   JPNIC after 1st October, how much we have to pay as Membership fees?
A2. If you join after 1st October, Membership fee is half of the annual fee.
   The annual fee is calculated as the unit fee times the number of units
   defined by the category and type of the member.

Q3. Is it possible to pay the annual membership dues of JPNIC at places
    other than the project?
A3. This is a problem that where to send the receipts. If you want to pay
   by different organization name, please write down to application form
   about this problem when you join a membership. If you need more
   information, you can ask the secretariat.

Q4. Will you tell us what to submit to join JPNIC?
A4. Please send the followings documents.

    1) Japan Network Information Center application form.
    2) Administrative rules of Network (or the same as this one)
    3) The list of Network participate organization (If you use personally,
       you need not submit this documents)

    These documents can be accepted by postal service and e-mail. But in
   case that you send by e-mail, you have to send by postal service the
   "1) application form" that put the manager's seal.

Q5. Which should we seal to application form, personal seal or organization
A5. We need the personal seal.

Q6. We want to join as type A Membership. What should we do?
A6. If you are recognized as JCRN, it is no problem. You need to be recognized
   by JCRN to join JPNIC type A Membership as article 6 of bylaws for this
   center membership and membership fees .

Q7. How should we count the participate member to write down JPNIC
   application form?
A7. You should read "bylaws for participate organization of regular members
   and how to count the membership".

Q8. What should we write down for a column of Administrative Domain Name?
A8. If you get domain name for a management of Network, you have to write
   down that Domain Name.(If you are "AD.JP Domain", you need not to write
   it down.) And, If you don't have Administrative Domain Name, you have to
   get it after you are admitted to join JPNIC.

Q9. What should we submit as administractive rules of Network?
A9. For example, you submit the Network rules and regulations that you use
   for general organization or general user.

Q10. Will you tell me another attention to join JPNIC?
A10. After JPNIC receive the all application, JPNIC starts to examine. The
    result will send you as soon as possible (it takes about one month in
    case of long). After your application pass, you have to register the
    following information.

    [Project information]
      You have to register "Project information" in JPNIC Data base.
      This information is referred when we register each Domain or IP
      Network Address in Name server. So, you need to register the newest
      information. Is this case ,you can refer to
      "ftp.nic.ad.jp: /pub/jpnic/projform.txt".

Q11. We want to apply CIDR block allocation of IP address. What should we do?
A11. You have to answer the following questions to discuss CIDR block
    allocation for your Network. In case that you pass the CIDR block
    application, this information will be opened as another members network.

    1) The term that you need IP address
    2) Expectation of the accumulated numbers of IP addresses in use
       every half year for two years from the date
    3) IP address number that you want(64,128 or 256)

     Furthermore, when CIDR block was allotted, JPNIC asks you to have works
    instead of JPNIC such as IP address allocation, collection of a fee.
     Please refer the document "Domain name, IP address application fee
    -for the JPNIC member". (ftp.nic.ad.jp: /pub/jpnic/fee-announce.txt)

Q12. Will you tell me the way to get "AS Number" that need in BGP4 Protocol.
    Because we will serve to access to international Internet by BGP4 Protocol.
A12. You can refer the following document and take a necessary procedure.

        AS numbers in JAPAN
         (ftp.nic.ad.jp: /pub/jepg-ip/as-number.txt)

Q13. We want to leave JPNIC. How to go through the withdraw procedure?
A13. You have to send to secretariat the form in
    "ftp.nic.ad.jp: /pub/jpnic-pub/jpnic-info-leave.txt".

5.4 Publication of magazines

 JPNIC exhibited on the following magazines to introduce JPNIC work.
Please refer to the following magazines to know the detail.

  UNIX magazine (ASCII)
  1994  1.Geographic Domain Name Introduction Plan           Kazue Kamiyama
        2.JPNIC information services                        Masaya Nakayama
        3.Relation between international NIC work and JPNIC
                                               Masaya Nakayama,Akiko Aizawa
        4.IP address allocation by service provider          Shin Yoshimura
        5.JPNIC WHOIS service                               Masaya Nakayama
        6.IP address for the closed Internet                 Shin Yoshimura
        7.The 2nd General Meeting                            Nobuhiro Sakai
        8.Reconsideration of membership fees         Susumu Sano,Kunio Goto
        9.Joint of WHOIS database               Ikuo Kojima,Masaya Nakayama
       12.Reconsideration  of membership fees                   Susumu Sano
  1995  4.The first APNIC Meeting report            Atsuko Oka,Shigeki Goto


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