INTRO TO NSFNET-CERT
Steven J. Richardson
sjr at merit.edu
Fri Jul 1 20:55:13 UTC 1994
PLEASE DO NOT SEND UNSUBSCRIBE MESSAGES TO "nsfnet-cert at merit.edu".
MESSAGES WILL BE SENT TO SOME SUBLISTS WITH THE SUBJECT "HOW TO UNSUBSCRIBE"...
Please bear with me; it seems that my earlier communication was not as
clear as it could have been.
WHAT IS THIS LIST ANYWAY?
First, nsfnet-cert was set up a while ago in order to give the NSFNET
community a quick means of distributing CERT-related information (CERT =
Computer Emergency Response Team = security/hacker/bugfix task force,
essentially). Due to the nature of this sort of information, moderating
the list (to remove "unsubscribe" messages) doesn't seem to be the
answer. For the same reason, setting the "from" field to
nsfnet-cert-request at merit.edu doesn't seem to be as attractive an option
as it would normally be.
Second, the list on merit.edu is a list of other lists, some of which
are at other sites:
BRENDAN at otago.ac.nz,
ken at VNET.IBM.COM (Ken Paquette),
n.brownlee at aukuni.ac.nz,
mhageman at empros.com (Mary Hageman),
dar at cadcentre.co.uk (D.Ashton-Reader),
mckee at sunbelt.net (Tim McKee),
cert at ncar.ucar.edu, << You are probably
ops at noc.sura.net, << on one of these lists
nsfnet-cert-ml at ux1.cso.uiuc.edu, << if the list name
nwnet-cert at nwnet.net, << doesn't seem familiar.
nsfnet-cert at spot.colorado.edu, << These lists are
nsfnet-cert at rice.edu, << NOT located on merit.edu
cert at cic.net, << so I can't take you off.
merit-cert, # some local Merit people
regional-techs, # Regional/Midlevel Technicians
ntc, # NSFNET technical committee
nsfnet-mgmt # NSFNET managers; NSF-types, etc.
If you are a "regional tech" (a technical person who works in one of
the adjacent ASs of AS 690, the NSFNET/ANSnet backbone), then you
probably understand that this list could be useful.
If you are not, then you are probably on one of the exploders
indicated by the "<<" in the above listing.
NOTE: I cannot take you off of the lists indicated by "<<" above.
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