Requests to be added or dropped from the
S-news list should be
sent to the electronic mail address
firstname.lastname@example.org. Sending a one line message saying
unsubscribe will suffice.
Please do not send mail to
since any mail sent to this address is automatically forwarded to
thousands of other users.
Your local site may have many subscribers to
S-news. In that
case, it may have a local mailing list, so that a single message from
utstat.toronto.edu is sent to the site and propagated to the
local list. In this case please contact your system administrator to be
added to or dropped from the local
Due to the existence of these local lists,
administrated manually. Hence subscribe and unsubscribe requests are
not fulfilled instantaneously. They will be handled in a timely manner,
so please be patient.
Before you ask a question of the mailing list check with your local
S expert. If you don't have any luck there, read through this FAQ.
If you still don't have an answer to your question go ahead and send
When asking questions please specify (if relevant):
uname -afor Unix enthusiasts).
When answers are sent to you individually and not to the mailing list, it is considered good etiquette to summarize the answers and mail them to the newsgroup.
Try to make your answer broad enough that people other than the original poster may benefit from it. If you consider your answer to have broad interest, you may want to post it to the newsgroup instead of replying directly to the individual who asked. In this case, please make sure that your answer is not a duplication of a previous answer. Because of the manner in which the newsgroup is distributed, messages arrive in different orders at different sites, so don't assume that the message you are answering will arrive before yours. Try to summarize the essential point of the question before your reply, but don't feel obliged to quote the whole question.
Go to the first, previous, next, last section, table of contents.