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Seeking for a good RFC database

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There are lots of very nice hyperlinked RFC databases around. I love the hyperlinked feature for its easy navigation between RFCs.

Now when I do tranings I want the same level of comfort, but rarely the classrooms have an active Internet connection.

Right now I have downloaded all RFCs in text format, but this is not very comfortable to work with.

I tried to steal a hyperlinked RFC database using Frontpage, set the depth level to 2 and tried to grab the start Page and all subpages. Even with a 2Mbits wire I have here it took eons to load the whole thing, and the download never got finished because after a while I always got disconnected by the remote servers. Frontpage does not have a feature to resume a failed download, so I had to start all over again. Always failed after hours of downloading. Probably they do this to prevent people like me from stealing their database :-).

So who can guide me to a RFC database I can download that meets my requirements? May not be web based (though I'd prefer such a solution because IE is available everywhere) but may also come in any database format with reader software. Should be regularily updated as well.

And, yes, I want it for free ....

...Armin

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There are plenty of tools to "grab" sites much better than front page. Look in www.winfiles.com (will re-route you to their new owner). I've used Site Grabber but there's bound to be something better by now.

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There are tons of downloads on this site. No hits when specifying keywords like "grab" or "grabber". Is there any software you can recommend?

...Armin
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While those two seem not to work (one doesn't return anything but empty directories and comes with no usable documentaion, the other requires a java package I do not have) I found another program named "webcopier" that seems to do the job, at least it is still downloading right now :-)

Your comment put me into the right direction, thanks.

Armin
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