Bionet.genome.gene-structure UP AND RUNNING (HOW TO JOIN)

Graham Dellaire dellaire at ODYSSEE.NET
Sat Feb 8 23:10:58 EST 1997


All information found below can be found in the GenStructure FAQ at: 

http://www.medcor.mcgill.ca/EXPMED/GENSTRUCTURE/genstructure.html


GenStructure Subscription Information


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How to look at archives of the list:



The BIOSCI archives and other BIOSCI information can be found on our
Bionet
WWW home
page. Easy access from the WWW home page to our FTP/gopher area is
available for information
retrieval.

Past Articles can be obtained in one of three ways:

1.Archives for GENSTRUCTURE/bionet.genome.gene-structure are kept in
the
anonymous FTP account at net.bio.net [204.31.212.2]. Look in the
directory
pub/BIOSCI/GENSTRUCTURE for posting archives. Each file is assigned a
date such as
9312 for December 1993. Please note that ours is a UNIX system and
all
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names are case-sensitive, i.e., upper case file names are different
from lower case names.

2.You can also access these same files via Gopher if you start a gopher
session using net.bio.net
as your gopher server. Gopher also allows you to view the individual
messages within each
monthly archive file. The files are in the RECOMBINATION directory.

3.Postings to bionet.genome.gene-structrure are also WAIS indexed and
can be searched via
either gopher or WAIS at our site. In gopher the option at
net.bio.net
is "Search Bionet
USENET Articles" and in WAIS one should use the WAIS source
biosci.src. This is a WAIS
index of all BIOSCI/bionet messages including this newsgroup. Please
see the BIOSCI FAQ
for details.



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