4.0985 New List: Soviet Networks (1/63)

Elaine Brennan & Allen Renear (EDITORS@BROWNVM.BITNET)
Tue, 5 Feb 91 16:17:19 EST

Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 4, No. 0985. Tuesday, 5 Feb 1991.

Date: Mon, 4 Feb 91 08:20:19 EST
From: C. Perry Willett <PWILLETT@BINGVAXC>
Subject: New list: SUEARN-L


The SUEARN-L consists of news items, articles, and how-to questions
about the ongoing work on connecting the U.S.S.R. to international
computer networks (the internet) contributed by its readers,
cross-posted from other mailing lists, and retyped (usually without
permission) from the "real" press.

Topics often discussed include directions on reaching Soviet sites by
e-mail, discussions of how modems and other equipment work over
Soviet phone lines, technology export restrictions, and prospects for
connecting more sites to the net.

Submissions for the digest should be mailed to
SUEARN-L@UBVM.CC.BUFFALO.EDU. They will be automatically forwarded
by the LISTSERV to the editor, who puts together the digest and mails
one out every week or so. Questions of the type "Is Soviet site S
reachable by e-mail?" may be answered by private e-mail if the editor
knows the answer.

The digest is distributed by a LISTSERV mailing list. As with other
such lists, one subscribes by sending a NJE interactive message or
mail saying in its body

SUB SUEARN-L Your name

to LISTSERV@UBVM.CC.BUFFALO.EDU (or any other LISTSERV). If you try
this and fail, ask one of the list owners to help you with your
subscription. Many sites channel SUEARN-L digests into NOTES, NEWS,
RN, or similar systems that let many users read a single copy of the
digest. If you're at such a site, you can save some network
bandwidth by reading such a "public" copy, instead of having your
personal copy e-mailed to you.

List Editor/Owner: Mike Meystel MEYSTMA@DUVM.BITNET
List Owner: Dimitri Vulis DLV@CUNYVMS1.BITNET

Additional Information:

Like most good things on Internet, SUEARN-L free, unless you use a
commercial e-mail system, gatewayed to Internet, that charges you for
incoming mail. The digest is sent out about once a week, and is
typically several hundred lines long.

Please note that the Baltic states aren't considered to be part of
USSR by the editors of this digest, and the discussion of e-mail
connection to these countires should be sent to BALT-L, not to
SUEARN-L; but the discussion of computer network situation in
Eastern and Central Europe as a whole (including, but not limited to
the USSR) have been posted in the past.

HISTORY: SUEARN-L was split off RusTeX-L in the summer of 1990.
(RusTeX-L dealt originally with both quietions of Cyrillic (Russian
and other) text processing and Soviet e-mail (the people interested
in one are usually interested in the other)). By that time, RusTeX-L
traffic dealing with e-mail increased sufficiently to annoy those
RusTeX-L readers not interested in the technical aspects of
exchanging e-mail with the USSR, so SUEARN-L was born (leaving
RusTeX-L for Cyrillic text processing discussions only), and reached
its present form (a moderated weekly digest) after months of trial
and error.