USENET via GOPHER; WAIS mail server
Bill Melchior, NCTR/FDA
WMELCHIOR at NTET.NCTR.FDA.GOV
Thu Jul 9 14:36:57 EST 1992
I. GOPHER & USENET:
Dan Jacobson writes:
>the "USENET client" exists - it's good old GOPHER. There is now a gopher
>site(s?) which carrys the full USENET distribution.
>gopher.msu.edu, port 70
>could still post to the newsgroups via e-mail if they were reading by gopher.
I assume you mean send mail messages to eg biosci at genbank. Is there any way
to post to OTHER usenet groups without having a usenet feed? I've been using
the msu gopher hole for a couple of weeks, but I have two problems: I can't
always remember which messages I read the day before (the index doesn't date
or number them); and I'm not aware of any way to post to anything but the
bionet groups, via mail. Having a gopher is better than nothing, but I'm
still looking forward to getting a local feed.
On a related topic, I asked a few months ago about ftp or similar access to
files found with the SWAIS client at QUAKE.THINK.COM. I have discovered
that a mail facility has been added (at least I don't think it was there
when I first started using it). The "m" command will send selected files
by email. It gets better and better.
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