Info Needed on EMBL-connection status ...

Francis Ouellette francis at monod.Biol.McGill.CA
Fri Oct 9 15:16:48 EST 1992


HYUNERHO at KRSNUCC1.BITNET writes:

>I am wondering about EMBL-Netserv connection status via e-mail
>recent days . Is anybody out there who knows and are willing to
>let me know the connection status or opration status of EMBL ?
>One of my colleague is trying to register his sequence to EMBL
>data library . And any comments would be very helpful to us .
>Thanks for reading me and in advance .

>Sincerely Rhee Hwan-Seok
>Dept. Mol.Biol
>Seoul National Univ.
>e-mail : hyunerho at krsnucc1.BITNET

Well someone at EMBL was telling me (unnamed for the protection of the
innocent) that some over-zealous person had requested 8000 (yes, 8
thousands) seperate files from the email server, and when these were not
comming in (???) had put in the request a second time! (yes, another 8000
files!)

No wonder email to and from Germany has been a bit slow of late!

It is quite an irresponsible thing to do, and the people who did this
should be "reprimended" (like being told that what they did was *very* bad
...  I do not want to suggest that "big brother" should cut anybody off
the net ) and hopefully we can all learn from this and try to make sure it
does not happen again.  

kindest regards to all,

francis



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| B.F. Francis Ouellette  
| manager, yeast chromosome I project
| dept of biology, McGill university, Montreal, Qc, Canada
| francis at monod.biol.mcgill.ca




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