Server Types

Some other types of servers that can also be accessed using a Web Browser are:

mailto
This allows the reader to send mail to the electronic mail address specified. For example: mailto:rodica@eelab.usyd.edu.au would send mail to the address rodica@eelab.usyd.edu.au. This is often used in an <ADDRESS> tag to allow the reader to quickly send mail to the author of a document.
news
Uses the Network News Transport Protocol to access an NNTP (Usenet News) Server. The format of the NEWS URL is different from other URLs. For example: news:usyd.courses.eng.U1.511 allows the reader to access the newsgroup usyd.courses.eng.U1.511. The reader's browser, not the URL, determines the NNTP server to use.
telnet
Uses the telnet protocol to login to a host on the Internet. For example: telnet://eelab.usyd.edu.au/ will create a TELNET session on DIESEL at Sydney University. The reader can then login (assuming they have an account on that system).

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