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Archive-name: bit-pns-l-faq Last-modified: 1996/01/10 Version: 1.6 Organization: Caltech Alumni Association, Pasadena, California. X-URL: http://alumni.caltech.edu/~mughal/pns-l/pns-l.html
Copyright 1993,1994,1995,1996 Pakistan News Service Discussions (PNS-L@Psuvm.bitnet) & Asim Mughal (mughal@caltech.edu) Redistribution for profit, or in altered content /format prohibited without permission of the authors. Any other redistribution must include this copyright notice and attribution. ***** ANSWERS TO FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS ********* READ THIS BEFORE YOU POST A QUERY. This message is automatically posted once a month to provide answers to commonly asked questions on this forum. If you have any contributions or changes to this document please send me an email message. If you never wish you see this document again, please add the above subject in your KILL file. Sincerely, Asim Mughal (mughal@alumni.caltech.edu) bit.listserv.pns-l FAQ Maintainer [Standard Disclaimer] ================================================================= NOTE: This FAQ posting is now in USENET digest format. If you are using "rn" (or it derivatives) to read news ^G (Ctrl- G) will take you to the next question. If you are using any other news reader search for the next line that begins with "Subject:". ================================================================= ***************************************************************** This periodic posting is now archived. It is available via anonymous ftp from rtfm.mit.edu (18.70.0.209) OR by sending email to 'mail-server@rtfm.mit.edu' with the body of the message as send usenet/news.answers/bit-pns-l-faq quit ****************************************************************** ****************************************************************** Contents: 1) About bit.listserv.pns-l 2) Introduction to Pakistan News Service Discussions (PNS-L) 3) Editorial Policies for PNS-L 4) History/Data on PNS-L 5) Auto DIGEST setup for PNS-L 6) Where to Send Contributions? 7) PNS-L Staff & how to contact them 8) How to subscribe to PNS-L 9) For Information on Pakistan 10) Archived Digests 11) WWW Home Page 12) This FAQ- Archive Info, History & Credits. ************************************************************************ ************************************************************************ ------- Subject: 1) About bit.listserv.pns-l The newsgroup 'bit.listserv.pns-l' is distribution of BITnet LISTs "PNS-L@PSUVM" (Pakistan News Service Discussions) The gateway established at American Univ. is bi-directioal. This allows digest/newsletter posted by the editors on LISTSERV to appear on USENET 'bit.listserv.pns-l.' Any submission sent to 'bit.listserv.pns-l' is routed to the editors of PNS-L automatically. ************************************************************************ ************************************************************************ ------- Subject: 2) Introduction to Pakistan News Service Discussions. ___ | | | ___ | | /| | | | | | | _| | | | _| | /_| | | | | | | | o_|__|____| | | | o |_o____| | | |__|__| | o_|__|__|___| ___/ oo ___| |___| ___| ___/ o In the name of ALLAH, the Beneficent, the Merciful P N S - L Pakistan News Service Discussion Vol. 1 No. INAUG 15 Rabbi-us-sani 1414 Hijri Saturday October 02, 1993 ________________________________________________________________________________ Editor: Asim Mughal Pakistan@psuvm.psu.edu ________________________________________________________________________________ Asaalaam O Alaikum (Greetings) The Pakistan News Service (PNS) is proud to open a discussion forum. PNS-L Pakistan News Service Discussion We will like to open this discussion for a variety of services, including: o Info on PNS Activities o Info on retrieving archived PNS files o Coordination among PNS Representatives o Feedback (Comments & Suggestions) from Readers o On-line discussions with PNS Board o Spin-off debates from "Letter to the Editor" Column o Answer any questions from readers o Special Events Mailing List PNS-L is open for subscription for anyone interested. We have several options in running this forum, it will be minimally moderated. We will appreciate academic language & respect for others in debates. If you are Pakistan News Service Representative, you are already on PNS-L & will be receiving this message twice - once thru PAKISTAN & the second one thru PNS-L. On special events, for example, election night or for crucial events we will keep you up-to-date every few hours on this forum. The complete news will continue to be posted on Pakistan News Service Newsletters. We solicit your cooperation on making PNS-L a success! Pakistan Zindabad! Asim Mughal for PNS Exec Board ************************************************************************ ************************************************************************ ------- Subject: 3) Editorial Policies of PNS-L Editorial Policy of this Forum 1. Minimum Moderation 2. Academic Language 3. No Insults, name calling etc 4. Directly or Indirectly Related to Pakistan ************************************************************************ ************************************************************************ ------- Subject: 4) History Data on PNS-L PNS-L DATA : Statistics & Info as of 6/10/94 Name : Pakistan News Service Discussions Founded: 15 Rabbi-us-sani 1414 Hirji, October 02, 1993 Founders: Nauman Kassim Mysorewala, Syed Irfan Ashraf Syed Asim Ali & Asim Mughal Membership: 1000+ direct subscribers as of 1/1/95 Editors: Asim Mughal Addresses: PNS-L @ PSUVM.BITnet or pns-l@psuvm.psu.edu -USENET: bit.listserv.pns-l [Since Oct 1, '93] Subscription fee: FREE Publication Frequency: Weekly Volume numbers change every: March 23 & August 14. ************************************************************************ ************************************************************************ ------- Subject: 5) Auto DIGEST setup for PNS-L As of November 1, 1994, the default distribution for PNS-L has been changed to DIGEST. The options for DIGEST have been set to: a) 500+ lines. b) weekly. c) 11:30 pm In simple words, it means, all the incoming articles for PNS-L are saved in a file. Everyday at 11:30pm, it checks to see if either of the two situations are met, specifically, the saved file is more than 500 lines long or if it has been one week since last publication. If any of the criterion is met, a publication is generated in 'digest' form and distributed. The benefit of this setup include less overhead on parts of the PNS-L staff and consistency of at least one publication a week. Subscribers are free to change their distribution options at any time by sending an email message to: listserv@psuvm.bitnet, the syntax of command sent as text of the email message should be: SET PNS-L <OPTION> ************************************************************************ ************************************************************************ ------- Subject: 6) Where to Send Contributions? Please send your contributions to any of the following addresses: A- PNS-L @ PSUVM.BITNET PNS-L@ PSUVM.PSU.EDU B- bit-listserv-pns-l@uunet.uu.net D- USENET: % Pnews bit.listserv.pns-l E- USENET: Simply followup. ************************************************************************ ************************************************************************ ------- Subject: 7) PNS-L Staff & how to contact them? PNS-L is managed and run by: Pakistan News Service STAFF Listing: _______________________________________________________________________ | | | Pakistan News Service - Executive Board (Active) | | ------------------------------------------------ | | Nauman Kassim Mysorewala, Asim Mughal | | Syed Irfan Ashraf, Syed Asim Ali | |_______________________________________________________________________| DISCLAIMER: _______________________________________________________________________ | | | Subscriptions accepted by server "LISTSERV@PSUVM.BITNET" | | or "LISTSERV@PSUVM.PSU.EDU" with command: | | "SUB PNS-L Your_Full_Name" | | | | Editors reserve the right to delete, edit or trim any | | submission and/or parts thereof without prior notice. | | | |______________________________________________________________________ | ************************************************************************ ************************************************************************ ------- Subject: 8) How to subscribe to PNS-L _____________________________________________________________________ SUBSCRIPTION INFO FOR PNS-L: Send an email to: listserv@psuvm.psu.edu No subject needed. Text of the message should be: SUB PNS-L firstname lastname You will receive a message from LISTSERV to authenticate your request. Please respond by "OK xxxxx" [xxxxx will be code sent to you]. ______________________________________________________________________ For help: email to: PNS-L@psuvm.bitnet or Pakistan@psuvm.bitnet ************************************************************************ ************************************************************************ ------- Subject: 9) For Information on Pakistan Newsgroups: soc.culture.pakistan (Unmoderated) bit.listserv.pakistan -Pakistan News Service Documents: FAQ: soc.culture.pakistan FAQ: bit.listserv.pakistan Write to: Pakistan@asuacad.Bitnet -Pakistan News Service ************************************************************************ ************************************************************************ ------- Subject: 10) Archived Digests Archived Digests of PNS-L are automatically created & stored on listserv@psuvm.psu.edu. To retrieve a full listing of archived digests (filelist), send an email message to "listserv@psuvm.psu.edu", the text of the message must be: INDEX PNS-L A file similar to the one below will be mailed back. Select the Digest archive desired. To retrieve a copy of the digest, again write an email message to "listserv@psuvm.psu.edu" with the following format for your text message: GET PNS-L LOGyymm Note: yy == year (e.g. 94) mm == month (e.g. 08 for August) Hence the command would have been. GET PNS-L LOG9408 ARCHIVED DIGESTS ARE AVAILABLE FOR LAST 12 MONTHS ONLY. For older copies write to: pns-l@psuvm.psu.edu A copy of Filelist retreived as of January 10, 1996 is attached. * PNS-L FILELIST for LISTSERV@PSUVM. * * Pakistan News Service Filelist * * This file lists the programs that are stored on LISTSERV and can be * retrieved by network users. Certain programs are not intended for * common use and their retrieval is restricted. * * If an entry shows nrecs=0 the file is not available. * * This filelist may be sorted in columns 47 to 63 to get a list of * files in the order of their updates. Sorting in descending order * shows the most recently updated files at the top. * * ::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::: * * The GET/PUT authorization codes shown with each file entry describe * who is authorized to GET or PUT the file: * * ALL = Everybody * PRV = List members * OWN = List owners * * ::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::: * ::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::: * * The GET/PUT authorization codes shown with each file entry describe * who is authorized to GET or PUT the file: * * ALL = Everybody * OWN = List owners * PRV = Private, ie list members * * ::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::: ************************************************************************* * * * FILELIST declarations * * * * Those filelists which have a PUT code of N/A are either maintained * * automatically by LISTSERV or come in as part of the LISTSERV software * * package and can therefore not be changed by the installation. * * * ************************************************************************* * rec last - change * filename filetype GET PUT -fm lrecl nrecs date time File description * -------- -------- --- --- --- ----- ----- -------- -------- ------------------------------- PNS-L WELCOME PRV OWN V 80 454 95/08/15 08:50:53 FAQ & Welcome PNS-L PNSFAQ ALL OWN V 80 922 95/10/16 23:38:27 Pakistan News Service FAQ PNS-L IINNFAQ ALL OWN V 80 1434 95/10/16 23:38:50 Islamic Information & News Network FAQ PNS-L PNS-LFAQ ALL OWN V 80 450 95/10/16 23:40:52 Pakistan News Service Discussions FAQ * * NOTEBOOK archives for the list * (Monthly notebook) * rec last - change * filename filetype GET PUT -fm lrecl nrecs date time Remarks * -------- -------- --- --- --- ----- ----- -------- -------- ------------------------------- PNS-L LOG9501 PRV OWN V 80 2260 95/01/31 11:40:28 Started on Thu, 5 Jan 1995 18:08:57 PST PNS-L LOG9502 PRV OWN V 80 3523 95/02/28 05:26:42 Started on Thu, 2 Feb 1995 22:35:23 -0800 PNS-L LOG9503 PRV OWN V 80 1249 95/03/30 16:24:58 Started on Wed, 1 Mar 1995 11:17:39 PST PNS-L LOG9504 PRV OWN V 80 4569 95/04/25 04:36:41 Started on Tue, 4 Apr 1995 19:36:37 -0700 PNS-L LOG9505 PRV OWN V 80 4066 95/05/27 19:47:30 Started on Mon, 1 May 1995 21:48:07 -0700 PNS-L LOG9506 PRV OWN V 80 3393 95/06/29 15:08:57 Started on Thu, 1 Jun 1995 11:22:42 -0700 PNS-L LOG9507 PRV OWN V 80 3081 95/07/30 06:17:16 Started on Sat, 1 Jul 1995 03:07:58 -0700 PNS-L LOG9508 PRV OWN V 83 3582 95/08/30 08:47:00 Started on Tue, 1 Aug 1995 00:59:02 -0700 PNS-L LOG9509 PRV OWN V 80 3514 95/09/29 03:19:01 Started on Fri, 1 Sep 1995 00:09:46 -0700 PNS-L LOG9510 PRV OWN V 80 3342 95/10/31 07:39:32 Started on Mon, 2 Oct 1995 01:36:46 -0700 PNS-L LOG9511 PRV OWN V 109 3327 95/11/22 03:34:39 Started on Wed, 1 Nov 1995 12:06:00 -0800 PNS-L LOG9512 PRV OWN V 80 2183 95/12/24 12:59:11 Started on Wed, 6 Dec 1995 06:21:51 -0800 PNS-L LOG9601 PRV OWN V 80 1736 96/01/09 19:42:51 Started on Mon, 1 Jan 1996 15:15:10 -0800 ************************************************************************ ************************************************************************ ------- Subject: 11) WWW Home Page PNS-L HOME PAGE: http://alumni.caltech.edu/~mughal/pns-l/pns-l.html PNS HOME PAGE: http://alumni.caltech.edu/~mughal/pns/pns.html ************************************************************************ ************************************************************************ ------- Subject: 12) This FAQ: Archive Info, History & Credits ARCHIVE: This FAQ is archived & availble thru anonymous FTP & world-wide web. Anonymous FTP: 1. SITE: rtfm.mit.edu Directory: /pub/usenet/news.answers/bit-pns-l-faq.Z 2. SITE: ftp.uu.net Directory: /pub/usenet/news.answers/bit-pns-l-faq.Z Word-Wide Web: ------------- URL for USENET FAQs: http://www.cis.ohio-state.edu/hypertext/faq/usenet/top.html URL for this FAQ: http://www.cis.ohio-state.edu/hypertext/faq/usenet/bit-pns-l-faq/faq.html HISTORY: Version 1.0 Released June 10, '94 Version 1.2 Released Aug 14, '94 Copyright Info Added Version 1.3 Released Feb 12, '95 Item #5 new. Total 10 items. Version 1.4 Released Aug 10, '95 New Items #10 & #11. Version 1.5 Released Oct 05, '95 Subject: & #11 updated. Version 1.6 Released Jan 10, '96 Updated #10. CREDITS: Pakistan News Service Staff End of Bit.Listserv.PNS-L FAQ Digest ******************************** -------