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Cornelius Krasel krasel at alf.biochem.mpg.de
Sat Jan 8 12:49:32 EST 1994


Lachlan Cranswick (lachlan at dmp.csiro.au) wrote:
: I have had some queries from people via email how to subscribe to
: this newsgroup via email (I read it via Usenet news).

: Would someone be able to post or email information
: on how to subscribe and any other related services -
: like how to access the archive of articles to this newsgroup.

Looks like a question for Dave K. or Alan B. The following is an excerpt
from Dave's monthly (?) Bionet posting:

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      THE BIOSCI ELECTRONIC NEWSGROUP NETWORK INFORMATION SHEET
                       (last revised 8-DEC-93)
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New users of BIOSCI/bionet may want to read the "Frequently Asked
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net.bio.net [134.172.2.69] in pub/BIOSCI/doc/biosci.FAQ.  It may also be
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English for your request).  The FAQ is also posted on the first of
each month to the newsgroup BIONEWS/bionet.announce immediately
following the posting of the BIOSCI information sheet.
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[...]

Participating in BIOSCI by E-mail
---------------------------------
PLEASE NOTE THAT IF YOU HAVE ACCESS TO USENET NEWS YOU DO NOT NEED AN
E-MAIL SUBSCRIPTION!!  Simply read and post to the newsgroups in the
"bionet" newsgroup hierarchy using your USENET news software.


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--------------------------------------------------
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                                NOTE!!

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courtesy to the rest of the user community.


Interruption of E-mail Service
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This might happen to you if your local computer or network fails for a
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Posting Messages to Newsgroups by E-mail
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DO NOT, REPEAT, DO NOT POST SUBSCRIPTION OR CANCELLATION REQUESTS
DIRECTLY TO ANY OF THE NEWSGROUP E-MAIL POSTING ADDRESSES.  PLEASE USE
ONLY THE ADDRESS

                      biosci at daresbury.ac.uk

for subscription or cancellation requests as explained above.  Your
posting could go to several thousand people.  Supposing that each
person spends a couple of seconds to figure out that you did this,
before they go on to the next message.  You will have wasted the
equivalent of several hours of one person's time, not to mention
wasted computer time and disk storage.
**********************************************************************

MAILING LIST NAME           Mailing Address 
-----------------           ----------------      
ACEDB-SOFT                  acedb at daresbury.ac.uk
AGEING                      ageing at daresbury.ac.uk
AGROFORESTRY                ag-forst at daresbury.ac.uk
ARABIDOPSIS                 arab-gen at daresbury.ac.uk
BIOFORUM                    bioforum at daresbury.ac.uk
BIO-INFORMATION-THEORY +    bio-info at daresbury.ac.uk
BIONAUTS                    bio-naut at daresbury.ac.uk
BIONEWS **                  bionews at daresbury.ac.uk 
BIO-JOURNALS **             bio-jrnl at daresbury.ac.uk
BIO-MATRIX                  biomatrx at daresbury.ac.uk
BIO-SOFTWARE                bio-soft at daresbury.ac.uk
BIOTHERMOKINETICS           btk-mca at daresbury.ac.uk
CELL-BIOLOGY                cellbiol at daresbury.ac.uk
CHLAMYDOMONAS               chlamy at daresbury.ac.uk
CHROMOSOMES                 biochrom at daresbury.ac.uk
COMPUTATIONAL-BIOLOGY **    comp-bio at daresbury.ac.uk
DROSOPHILA                  dros at daresbury.ac.uk
EMBL-DATABANK               embl-db at daresbury.ac.uk 
EMPLOYMENT                  biojobs at daresbury.ac.uk 
GDB                         gdb at daresbury.ac.uk
GENBANK-BB                  genbankb at daresbury.ac.uk
GENETIC-LINKAGE             gen-link at daresbury.ac.uk
HIV-MOLECULAR-BIOLOGY       hiv-biol at daresbury.ac.uk
HUMAN-GENOME-PROGRAM        gnome-pr at daresbury.ac.uk
IMMUNOLOGY                  immuno at daresbury.ac.uk
INFO-GCG                    info-gcg at daresbury.ac.uk
JOURNAL-NOTES               jrnlnote at daresbury.ac.uk
METHODS-AND-REAGENTS        methods at daresbury.ac.uk 
MOLECULAR-EVOLUTION         mol-evol at daresbury.ac.uk
MYCOLOGY                    mycology at daresbury.ac.uk
NEUROSCIENCE                neur-sci at daresbury.ac.uk
N2-FIXATION                 n2fix at daresbury.ac.uk
PHOTOSYNTHESIS              photosyn at daresbury.ac.uk
PLANT-BIOLOGY               plantbio at daresbury.ac.uk
POPULATION-BIOLOGY          pop-bio at daresbury.ac.uk 
PROTEIN-ANALYSIS            proteins at daresbury.ac.uk
PROTEIN-CRYSTALLOGRAPHY     xtal-log at daresbury.ac.uk
RAPD                        rapd at daresbury.ac.uk
SCIENCE-RESOURCES **        sci-res at daresbury.ac.uk
TROPICAL-BIOLOGY            trop-bio at daresbury.ac.uk
VIROLOGY                    virology at daresbury.ac.uk
WOMEN-IN-BIOLOGY            womenbio at daresbury.ac.uk
YEAST                       yeast at daresbury.ac.uk

+ full name is BIOLOGICAL-INFORMATION-THEORY-AND-CHOWDER-SOCIETY

** Note that newsgroups flagged with ** are moderated, i.e., postings
are directed to a moderator (editor) who later forwards messages
(possibly edited or condensed) to the newsgroup.



Retrieval of old postings from the BIOSCI archives
--------------------------------------------------
Users with Internet access can use either the WAIS or gopher software
to search the BIOSCI archives located at net.bio.net as described in
the BIOSCI FAQ.  E-mail users can retrieve messages from our waismail
e-mail server.  For waismail instructions, send the word

help

in a message to waismail at net.bio.net.  Please leave the Subject: line
of your message blank.

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It should be added that the BIOSCI archives can also be searched by
gopher at fly.bio.indiana.edu. Kudos to Don Gilbert who provides
this service.

: Also, who would be the contact/caretaker person to email about 
: the possibility of providing feeds of bionet.xtallography to 
: local news systems if feasable.

Ask your friendly local system administrator :-)

--Cornelius.

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