This article is from the Fusion FAQ, by Robert F. Heeter firstname.lastname@example.org with numerous contributions by others.
[ Information on the sunsite.unc.edu WAIS database provided
by Chuck Harrison, email@example.com ]
* sunsite.unc.edu has a searchable WAIS archive of all postings
on sci.physics.fusion (1989-present). According to Chuck
Harrison (firstname.lastname@example.org), "WAIS access means it is
*searchable* on free-text keywords, which means alot when
you're trying to find old vaguely-recollected postings from
the 30MB or so of archive. I created the thing because I
found that hunting through the vm1.nodak.edu [anonymous FTP
site, see below ] archives by ftp was prohibitively
time-consuming, so I suspect anyone who *wants* to look in
the newsgroup history (who knows why? ;-) ) should try
the WAIS database first if they have access (e.g. swais,
WWW, gopher, or telnet to sunsite)."
* Accessing the sunsite archives - directions:
[ The information below is straight from Chuck Harrison ]
1. If you are directly connected to Internet, you can
log onto a public WAIS server at the University of North
%telnet sunsite.unc.edu ... login: swais ... TERM = (unknown) vt100 It takes a minute to load ...