Those uk addresses...
tph at mrc-lmb.cam.ac.uk
Fri Oct 29 03:56:26 EST 1993
Subject: Those uk addresses...
From: Ingrid Jakobsen, ingrid at helios.anu.edu.au
Date: 28 Oct 1993 23:22:51 GMT
In article <2apk8b$4v1 at manuel.anu.edu.au> Ingrid Jakobsen,
ingrid at helios.anu.edu.au writes:
>Since nobody else seems to want to reveal the big secret, here
> uk email addresses are backwards.
>eg the uk address scientist at uk.ac.uni.machine
>must be turned into scientist at machine.uni.ac.uk
>if you are mailing from outside the uk. Similarly, people
>inside the uk have to reverse the rest of the world's email
>addresses before they can send to them, as far as I understand.
>Why is it so? I have no idea.
No conspiracy, as I understand it the former is a JANET address and
the latter is an INTERNET address. With our VAX-VMS system we must
use the former on JANET and with our Alliant Concentrix using UNIX
and INTERNET we use the latter.
Tony P Hodge
Structural Studies Division
Medical Research Council Laboratory of Molecular Biology
Phone (0223) 402260
Fax (0223) 213556
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