5.0065 Corrected FTP Instructions (1/94)

Elaine Brennan & Allen Renear (EDITORS@BROWNVM.BITNET)
Wed, 15 May 91 21:17:17 EDT

Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 5, No. 0065. Wednesday, 15 May 1991.

Date: Wed, 15 May 91 10:02:02 EDT
From: "Allen Renear, Brown Univ/CIS, 401-863-7312" <ALLEN@BROWNVM>
Subject: Corrected FTP Instructions

Here are the corrected instructions for getting the Humanist biographies.

The Basic Listserv Procedure

To retrieve the biographies from the fileserver send mail to
listserv@brownvm or listserv@brownvm.brown.edu with the following
line as the text of the body

get biografy package

This will cause all the biography files to be send to you. You may also
request individual files using the usual procedure. For instance, to
retrieve the files with the B's and C's send mail to listserv with the
following lines

get bios-b sgml humanist
get bios-c sgml humanist

We are leaving the old biography files on the fileserver for reference
for a few months. They are named BIOGRAFY 1, BIOGRAFY 2, etc. The new
files are BIOS-A SGML, BIOS-B SGML, etc. Be careful not to confuse them.

Anonymous FTP

Alternatively, if your site supports FTP to Internet nodes you can
download the biography files using anonymous ftp. We are not sure
just how we are going to support FTP to HUMANIST in the long term,
so this should be considered an experiment. Thanks to David Sitman,
Steve, Elli, and others for their continuing advice on these things.
Here are Steve's instructions... (--Allen)

>From Steve DeRose <EL406011@BROWNVM>

Those with direct access to the Internet may obtain the
files by "anonymous FTP". Follow this procedure:

Use your local Internet access mechanism to open an FTP connection
to Internet address, otherwise known as brownvm.brown.edu.

Log on as userid "anonymous", and give something like your initials
as the "password".

Use the change-directory command ("cd") to access "EDITORS.203".

Use the "dir" command to list the available files. The bios them selves
are in files BIOS-x SGML, where the "x" varies across the Latin alphabet.

Use the "get" command to retrieve whatever files you want. Note that
although the "dir" command may report filenames and filetypes
(=extensions) separated by a space, the get command generally requires
that you separate them with a period.

Example: (the "*" in the margin indicates what _you_ enter)

* ftp
Connecting to, port 21
220-FTPSERVE at brownvm.brown.edu, 12:42:40 EDT THURSDAY 04/11/91
220 Connection will close if idle for more than 15 minutes.
USER (identify yourself to the host):
* anonymous
* >>>USER anonymous
331 Guest login ok, send ident as password.

* >>>PASS ********
230 ANONYMOU logged in; working directory = ANONYMOU 191
* cd EDITORS.203
250 Working directory is EDITORS.203
* dir
>>>PORT 128,148,128,40,59,176
200 Port request OK
125 List started OK
BIOS-A SGML V 844 689
250 List completed successfully
* get bios-a.sgml
>>>PORT 128,148,128,40,59,177
200 Port request OK
* >>>RETR bios-a.sgml
150 Sending file 'bios-a.sgml'
250 Transfer completed successfully
30567 bytes transferred. Transfer rate 28.95 Kbytes/sec.
* quit
221 Quit command received. Goodbye