BIOSCI/bionet Frequently Asked Questions

Rob Harper harper at
Mon Jan 4 05:30:49 EST 1993

You can now read  BIOSCI FAQ I and BIOSCI FAQ II on the Finnish EMBnet gopher
Both files have been slightly modified so that you can read individual
questions and answers rather than having to scroll through the whole text
to get to what you want. You will find them in the FAQ FILES directory.

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                          The BIOSCI FAQ II

      1.  BIOSCI FAQ II (Contents).
      2.  What is BIOSCI and bionet?.
      3.  What newsgroups are available on BIOSCI/bionet?.
 -->  4.  What is USENET?.
      5.  How can I get news software at my site?.
      6.  Requesting or canceling e-mail subscriptions to BIOSCI newsgroups?.
      7.  Why are BIOSCI e-mail subscription requests not processed by machi...      8.  Why are there two BIOSCI sites?.
      9.  How does one know to which newsgroup a message was posted?.
      10. What is the "BIOSCI-REQUEST" address?.
      11. How does one post a message?.
      12. How can I get a list of newsgroups or my subscriptions?.
      13. Why have I stopped getting messages?.
      14. I posted a message and got back an error message from a daemon!!.
      15. Where (and how many times) should I post my messages?.
      16. How do I find back issues of BIOSCI postings?.
      17. Is there a summary of METHODS-AND-REAGENTS postings?.
      18. How does one start a new BIOSCI newsgroup/mailing list?.
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