|User's Network. USENET is some what of a virtual email system where the recipient is a news group. One can both read and post messages to the group. Binary files (i.e., programs, pictures, etc.) can also be posted and downloaded if first encoded as text (uuencode).|
|News groups are arranged in a hierarchical maner. The main top
level groups are:|
|NNTP: Network News Transfer Protocol.|
MBL News server is: netnews.whoi.edu
The status of this server can be ascertained at CIS: Usenet Information Page
This news servers (as most) can only be accessed when within the WHOI domain (128.128), as MBL is.
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