ADMIN: List FAQ/Monthly Post.
NANOG Mail List Committee
simon at darkmere.gen.nz
Mon Jan 19 14:52:34 CST 2009
This 100-line document contains 62% of what you need to know to avoid
annoying 10,000 people in your email to the NANOG list. It also contains
pointers to another 23%. Please take 5 minutes to read it before
you post [again].
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