European GOPHER has BIONET news... [Re: USENET via GOPHER ]

Reinhard Doelz doelz at comp.bioz.unibas.ch
Sun Jul 19 13:48:34 EST 1992


In article <1992Jul19.155737.16512 at gserv1.dl.ac.uk>, ajt at uk.ac.sari.rri (Tony Travis) writes:
|> In article <Tue.14Jul92.1041.bionet-news at uk.ac.daresbury> you write:
|> : [...]
|> : addicts.  Part of the difficulty lies in reaching those people
|> : who are most in need of the special subscription services.
|> 
|> I'm one of the many people who don't have a newsfeed Una.

Though having admittedly experienced the weakness of GOPHER in NEWS reading,
it can server as a short-living archive to browse through.  On the 
bioftp gopher on Basel, 
   -->    3.  EMBNet BioInformation Resource Switzerland/
   -->    3.  Hints/
gets you
          5.  GOPHER: How to use it to read USENET NEWS.
          6.  SEARCHING: What is the mechanism used here in GOPHER (WAIS).
          7.  Usenet NEWS: EMBnet, bionet, ch, news /
          8.  Usenet NEWS: Search a keyword in the EMBnet hierarchy  <?>
          9.  Usenet NEWS: Search a keyword in the bionet hierarchy (exp.)  <?>
          10. Usenet NEWS: Search a keyword in the news.announce hierarchy  <?>

which means that you can read bionet news, but also look at it   via 
a WAIS server. In order to remember what Ryou already read, my gopher
doesn't sort alphabetically but uses a digital number. The display 
looks like: 
          235. 00569| Foreign elections .
          236. 00570| Re: human hermaphrodite .
          237. 00571| Politics, Foreign Elections, etc. .
          238. 00572| Stellar Electromagnetic Fields .
          239. 00573| Re: Foreign elections .
          240. 00574| Re: The 92 Election... .
          241. 00575| Re: The 92 Election... .
          242. 00576| Re: The 92 Election... .
          243. 00577| politix on the net .
          244. 00578| Re: politix on the net .
          245. 00579| Re: The 92 Election... .
          246. 00580| Re: U.S. readership .
          246. 00580| Re: U.S. readership .
          247. 00581| K.E._Rudd_address- .
          248. 00582| A book on lasers in medicine .
          249. 00583| FTP-site addresses for documents on DENTISTRY- .
          250. 00584| apologies on last forwarding .
   -->    251. 00585| Organ Transplant Questionnaire .


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Then, you might want to ask your name in the wais server via gopher, 
and  this gets you more detailed information on specific subjects. 
Both news-gopher and wais database are rebuilt each night (european time).
Expiration is currently 2 weeks. 

Regards
Reinhard 

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