WWW setup, again [Re: mosaic]

Reinhard Doelz doelz at comp.bioz.unibas.ch
Thu Oct 6 11:07:41 EST 1994


Karl-Heinz Worm (worm at dsa.mpi-muelheim.mpg.de) wrote:

: Sorry about the following question but how/where can I watch
: bionet.software.www? Hope its not too stupid.


bionet.software.www is like any other newsgroup in the bionet system. 
As WWW is slightly advanced in terms of being a different communication 
technology, the newsgroup, additionally, keys contributions in 'html'
documents so that links are resolved in the 'hypertext' system, and may 
point to the contribution of the originators, or the subject of the message,
respectively. This server runs at the Biocomputing Facility of Basel 
University. The URL for this server is 

http://www.ch.embnet.org/bio-www/info.html

and has the following structure: 

   Contributions to the Group [this is a chronological, marked-up page] 
      Servers [for services affecting retrieval or search engines, both
               announcements and updates] 
      Archives [for archives of data and any kind of massive information] 
               Descriptions [for site descriptions who update or announce 
               a site running a server] 
      Training/Services [specific services offered via WWW]
      Discussion [any discussion on topics above, as well as implementation
               or systematic issues. ] 
   Keith Robison's WWW Server Index page [Link to the site where all
               bio-www servers are registered]. 
   User-contributed Link Page [you may add your own links in WWW here, or 
               have a message sent to the newsgroup from Mosaic (forms 
               required)]

To access the information provided by this and remote WWW sites you need a
program (called WWW client or browser) that allows to communicate with the
remote WWW server. The browser may either be locally installed or on a remote
computer. If you are directly connected to the Internet it is recommended 
to install the client software locally. The disadvantage of accessing the 
Web by a remotely running client is a lack of full functionality and poorer 
performance. 

If your computer is directly connected to the Internet and you want to 
use WWW, you should install a browser. The advantages of a locally running 
browser are full functionality and better performance. WWW browsers are 
available for most environments including: 

* AIX
* HP-UX
* IRIX
* MacOS 7.x
* MS Windows 3.x
* NeXTStep
* OSF/1
* Ultrix
* VMS
* X11/Motif
WWW browser software is copyrighted but usually free for academic use. 
Specifically, WWW browser software is available from FTP.NCSA.UIUC.EDU
in the /Mosaic directory, or VMS versions possibly on info.cern.ch.


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All this, and more, will be presented in the information teaching series 
as announced by Florian Eggenberger and the information will start flowing 
at October 10, 1994. We are well aware of a 'catch22' situation which 
implies that the information on WWW is not suitable to be viewed by WWW
itself. Therefore, the Newsgroup bionet.software.www is used. The following
information is true for all bionet groups as far as the principle goes, 
and has been adapted to be valid for bionet.software.www specifically.


Subject: BIOSCI:EMAIL/USENET INSTRUCTIONS 
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The BIO-WWW/bionet.software.www newsgroup is ready for operation. 
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Subscribing to this group:
**************************

IF YOU USE USENET NEWS: you need do nothing other than participate in
bionet.software.www when it appears in your newsreader. Depending upon your
news software, this may entail you having to answer a prompt indicating that 
you want to subscribe. You might also try the command "g bionet.software.www" 
in rn-like newsreaders. 

IF YOU ARE LOCATED IN EUROPE, AFRICA, OR CENTRAL ASIA: 
please send the word 

help

in the body of your message to MXT at dl.ac.uk to retrieve general server usage
instructions. To subscribe to the BIO-WWW list, first be sure that you are 
sending mail from the address at which you wish to receive news postings, 
and then send the command 

SUB bionet-news.bionet.software.www

to MXT at dl.ac.uk. This message will be automatically read by the computer and
your e-mail address will be extracted from the mail header and added to the 
list. 

IF YOU ARE LOCATED IN THE AMERICAS OR THE PACIFIC RIM: 
log in to the computer account in which you would like to receive mail 
(not an account that you use infrequently) and send a mail message to the 
Internet address 

biosci-server at net.bio.net

Leave the Subject: line of the message blank and enter the following line 
into the body of the mail message: 

subscribe bio-www

This message will be automatically read by our computer and your e-mail address
will be extracted from the mail header and added to the list. 

Canceling your subscription:
****************************

IF YOU ARE LOCATED IN EUROPE, AFRICA, OR CENTRAL ASIA: first be
sure that you are sending mail from the address at which you signed up to 
receive news postings, and then send the command (in the body of your mail 
message) 

UNSUB bionet-news.bionet.software.www

to MXT at dl.ac.uk. This message will be automatically read by the computer and
your e-mail address will be extracted from the mail header and removed from the
list. 

IF YOU ARE LOCATED IN THE AMERICAS OR THE PACIFIC RIM: send a
message to biosci-server at net.bio.net exactly as described above for subscribing
except include the text 

unsubscribe bio-www

in the body of the message. Please be sure to send the message from the account
whose address matches the one on the list. If your address differs, we will 
be notified automatically and will remove you manually from the list if we 
can determine what was your old address. Please contact 
biosci-help at net.bio.net if you have problems. 

IF YOU HAVE A PROBLEM:
**********************

Please send a message to one of the following addresses depending upon your
location 

Address                              Location
-------                              --------
biosci at daresbury.ac.uk               Europe, Africa, and Central Asia
biosci-help at net.bio.net              Americas and the Pacific Rim

and someone on the staff will help you. PLEASE DO NOT send mail to our personal
e-mail addresses as this will delay a response to your request for help. 

How to post a message to the group:
***********************************

If you use news, simply post a message into bionet.software.www. Be sure to 
set your "distribution" to either bionet or world or else the message might 
not leave your site!! 

NOTE - this group is moderated and posts will not appear automatically until 
the moderator receives and approves them. 

To post by e-mail, mail your message to one of the following addresses 
depending upon your location: 

Posting Address                      Location
---------------                      --------
bio-www at daresbury.ac.uk              Europe, Africa, and Central Asia
bio-www at net.bio.net                  Americas and the Pacific Rim

PLEASE DO NOT SEND SUBSCRIPTION REQUESTS TO THE POSTING
+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
ADDRESSES as you will bother everyone on the newsgroup!!!
+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

How to reply to a message on the group:
***************************************

If you are using a newsreader, simply use the reply or follow-up command on 
your newsreader (these vary from program to program) to send either private 
or public replies. 

If you are using e-mail, replies to messages that you receive will *NOT* be
automatically returned to the group. This is the standard for Internet mailing
lists as opposed to BITNET LISTSERVs which often send all replies back to 
everyone. You must be certain that your reply contains either of the two 
newsgroup posting addresses above in your message header if you want to share 
it with everyone on the group. Otherwise in most cases your reply may go back 
to only the original poster of the message to which you are replying. 

ALWAYS be certain that you examine the address on your messages before you send
them!!! Once a message is sent there is no way to cancel it or bring it back!!!
Some non-Internet compliant mail systems may attempt to send replies to our
error-trapping address called BIOSCI-REQUEST. If yours does this, please be 
sure to readdress your message to bio-www at net.bio.net or 
bio-www at daresbury.ac.uk if you want to send it to the newsgroup. 






Regards
Reinhard Doelz

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