Latest Revision: 2012 Nov 6
NED now considers it's Server Mode (also called "nedsrv", a telnet style service at port 10011, supporting primarily legacy automated processing) to be at the end of its operational life. We will soon be shutting down this service permanently. All the routinely used services provided by "nedsrv" are provided more reliably by the NED web services using http queries and xml output. NED will also be collecting and hosting a directory of resources for those that are building or maintaining automated services that use NED.
NED will be augmenting it's web-based services to include several light-weight services to access the most frequently queried information - this includes presently, the NED Name Resolver, and Near-Position (also called 'Cone Search').
NED is committed to providing services to the best benefit of our users, both individual and institutional, within available resources. Very unlike the situation when NED created these services, over 20 years ago, the internet and our community is now flush with frameworks, protocols, conventions and even standards. Coordination and collaboration with other data providers and centers of excellence in applicable technologies is one of the best ways to do this, but NED is also requesting direct input from the community of users.
Please also see the NED General Guidelines for Automated Queries. The best way to provide input to NED, on any of our services or plans, is to contact us via the NED Helpdesk Website or direct email to firstname.lastname@example.org