3.1072 ListServ's literalmindedness; conference call (93)

Willard McCarty (MCCARTY@vm.epas.utoronto.ca)
Mon, 19 Feb 90 17:40:18 EST

Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 3, No. 1072. Monday, 19 Feb 1990.

(1) Date: 19 February 1990 (25 lines)
From: Willard McCarty <MCCARTY@vm.epas.utoronto.ca>
Subject: communicating with ListServ

(2) Date: Mon, 19 Feb 90 07:55:49 EST (49 lines)
From: "Michael E. Walsh" <WALSH@IRLEARN>
Subject: Conference announcement

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Date: 19 February 1990
From: Willard McCarty <MCCARTY@vm.epas.utoronto.ca>
Subject: communicating with ListServ

Several Humanists have recently been having trouble communicating with
ListServ, e.g., to order a list of members successfully. Apparently the
trouble lies with a nicety of ListServ: your message with the ListServ
command (such as REVIEW HUMANIST) or your interactive command must match
the address ListServ has for you *exactly* -- both with respect to form
and content. Thus, if you are listed with ListServ as
"REALMNSH@UTORONTO", you won't be given anything if you communicate as
"realmnsh@UTORONTO" or "RealMnsh@UTORONTO", nor if you use an equivalent
address, such as "REALMNSH@VM.UTCS.UTORONTO.CA", and certainly not if
you use an entirely different address.

So, look at the address ListServ uses to mail Humanist to you and make
sure the address you use for ordering material is the same as

I hope this helps.

Yours, Willard McCarty

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Date: Mon, 19 Feb 90 07:55:49 EST
From: "Michael E. Walsh" <WALSH@IRLEARN>
Subject: Conference announcement




MAY 15TH/17TH 1990

The EARN (European Academic and Research Network)
Association - providers of the EARN Network, the general
purpose computer network supporting academic research in
Europe, the Middle East and Africa, and

The RARE (Reseaux Associes pour la Recherche Europeenne)
Association - the Association representing all European
national and international research networks, and
coordinating the development of research networking in

have come together to organise the most important conference
on computer networking for research in Europe - the


To be held on 15-17 May, 1990 in Killarney, Ireland.

[A complete version of this announcement is now available on
the file-server, s.v. EARNRARE CONFRNCE. A copy may be obtained
by issuing the command -- GET filename filetype HUMANIST -- either
interactively or as a batch-job, addressed to ListServ@UToronto and
*not* to Humanist. Thus on a VM/CMS system, you say interactively:
TELL LISTSERV AT UTORONTO GET filename filetype HUMANIST; to submit
a batch-job, send mail to ListServ@UToronto with the GET command as
the first and only line. For more details see your "Guide to Humanist".
Problems should be reported to David Sitman, A79@TAUNIVM, after you
have consulted the Guide and tried all appropriate alternatives.]