httpd3.0pre4 and newer can do direct WAIS lookups when it's running as a proxy server for
wais:URL's, if it has been compiled with the freeWAIS-0.3 library.
freeWAIS-0.3distribution (or newer) from
httpddistribution (so that the
freeWAISdirectory goes into the same directory as
freeWAISlibrary by going to
XXXis your machine architecture.
make cleanThen rebuild everything:
wais_proxyenvironment variable for your client software, and off you go!