A list of all BITNET LISTSERV lists is maintained by BITNIC
while the list of Internet lists is available from the Network Information Systems Center at SRI.(19) Be aware that the latter two files, particularly the Internet list, are quite large.
Prime examples of network information centers are BITNIC for BITNET and NSC for NSFNet.
BITNIC produces many user guides and help documents for new BITNET users as well as electronic journals such as Computing Center News, or CCNews.
The BITNET Network Information Center (BITNIC) was organized in 1984 to provide BITNET users with technical and policy guidelines, management and administrative procedures, information compilation and dissemination services, and technical development and support services.
These higher growth rates coincide with the operationalization of the BITNIC node which contributed to an increase in the level of awareness and, perhaps more importantly, also increased the support services to new subscribers.
Lesniak contacted the BITNET Network Information Center (BITNIC
) for more information on how to connect them to the RSCS-based network.
The first version of LISTSERV was written by EDUCOM and installed at the BITNET Network Information Center (BITNIC).
Even finding out what lists were available was problematic as the only source was a constantly out-of date file at BITNIC.
BITNIC services and the CSNET Info Server have been generalyl accessible to electronic mail users for more than two years.
Several automated retrieval systems are provided by the BITNET Network Information Center (BITNIC), which is located at EDUCOM in Princeton, New Jersey.
While there are many servers, and it is usually best to use the one nearest your location, one of the most useful is at BITNIC, the BITNET Network Information Center.
Other information may also be retrieved, such as USER HELP, which lists files and services offered by BITNIC. The file BITNET USERHELP was written so new users of BITNET services could familiarize themselves with both the basic concepts behind BITNET and how to communicate with others on the network.