Exploring the Telecom Archives: Archives Index, 7-31-92

Exploring the Telecom Archives: Archives Index, 7-31-92

Post by tele.. » Sat, 01 Aug 1992 16:00:00

I've attached to this file a current copy of the Telecom Archives main
directory, as well as one of the sub-directories dealing with security
issues. You'll note there are various sub-directories in the archives
covering dozens of topics.

Almost every issue of TELECOM Digest is available in the first several
sub-directories, broken down by year. Within each of those directories
one will find the back issues in groups of fifty issues each. There
are exceptions to this with the very, very old issues; and a few of the
oldest issues are missing, but most that were missing have been found at
one site or another and put in order here.

All the areacode files have been updated in recent weeks by Carl Moore
to reflect the several changes since these files were first installed
back in 1989-1990. In addition, Carl has recently updated the 'history.
of.area.splits' file.

We have several glossary files including a new one uploaded to the
archives just a couple weeks ago which was found at a naval FTP site.

Among the various index files is one which is an accelerated index to
subject and authors in Volumes 9-10-11 of TELECOM Digest, covering the
years 1989, 1990 and 1991. This will be updated at the end of this
year to include subjects and authors for 1992 in Volume 12. The way
you use the accelerated index is by taking it back to your site and
first uncompressing it. It is *very large* (as are many of the
archives files as you will see), so it is recommended you have lots of
spare room to store it. After it has been uncompressed (it is many
thousands of lines in length), you then use grep to seek out phrases,
author names, volume and issue numbers, etc. The file is in strict
alphabetical order ignoring the 'Re:' which appears at the start of
many messages. Where two or more articles are identical in title, then
the sort continues by the author's first name and last name, i.e. John
Higdon would come before Robert Adams. Due to some irregularities and
inconsistencies in the use of upper/lower case and the occassional
typographical error it is suggested you use the most liberal
instructions you can with grep; for example ignoring case, using
wildcards when possible, etc. Please note that being too liberal in
your search criteria will result in a huge number of things you do
*not* wish to see ... and being too specific in your search may cause
you to miss something. Experiment around for the best results. Read
the several lines at the top of this file which provide additional
help in locating what you want.

The 'telecom-recent' file contains the most recent batch of fifty
issues of the Digest. This file is flushed on the fiftieth and
hundredth issues, with x01 - x50 (or x51 - x00) moved to permanent
storage in the sub-directories at the top of the list as soon as I can
after distribution. You can pick up recent missing issues from this

How to get there from here:

    Use anonymous FTP:    ftp lcs.mit.edu
    Login anonymous, and use your name@site as password.
    When logged in, 'cd telecom-archives'.

On your first visit, you may wish to simply pull the various index
files and take them back to your site for review.

Anonymous FTP is limited of course to Internet sites, and that is a
pity since so many readers of the Digest and comp.dcom.telecom are at
UUCP sites or entirely different networks. Those folks will need to
use an email <==> ftp server ... and although we've had these around
from time to time, I don't know the address of any at present.

==  Can anyone provide us with a good reliable email <==> ftp link?  ==
If so, you'd be doing a big favor for all the Compuserve, MCI/ATT Mail,
and UUCP sites reading the Digest ... please write me with details.

Here is the main directory of the Telecom Archives, updated as of
July 31, 1992:

total 5323
drwxrwxr-x 14 telecom  telecom      5632 Jul 31 01:49 ./
drwxrwxr-x 24 root     wheel        1024 Jul 31 01:04 ../
dr-xr-xr-x  2 ptownson telecom       512 Mar  2  1991 1981-86.volumes.1-5/
dr-xr-xr-x  2 ptownson telecom       512 Mar  2  1991 1987.volumes.6-7/
dr-xr-xr-x  2 ptownson telecom       512 Mar  2  1991 1988.volume.8/
dr-xr-xr-x  2 ptownson telecom       512 Oct 27  1991 1989.volume.9/
dr-xr-xr-x  2 ptownson telecom      1024 Oct 27  1991 1990.volume.10/
dr-xr-xr-x  2 ptownson telecom      1024 Jan  1  1992 1991.volume.11/
drwxr-xr-x  2 ptownson telecom       512 Jul 15 01:40 1992.volume.12/
-r--r--r--  1 ptownson telecom       663 Jan 27  1991 READ.ME.FIRST
-r--r--r--  1 ptownson telecom     25799 Sep 12  1990 abernathy.internet.story
-r--r--r--  1 ptownson telecom     14124 Mar 24 21:15 air.fone.frequencies
-r--r--r--  1 ptownson telecom     13983 Apr 19 12:12 alascom.story
-r--r--r--  1 ptownson telecom     68508 Mar 14  1991 aos-new.fcc.proposals
-r--r--r--  1 ptownson telecom     68224 Nov 20  1990 aos-rules.procedures
-r--r--r--  1 ptownson telecom     60505 Feb 24  1991 apple.data.pcs.petition
-r--r--r--  1 ptownson telecom     18238 Nov  9  1990 area.214-903.split.tx
-r--r--r--  1 ptownson telecom     34805 Jul 30  1991 area.301-410.split.md
-r--r--r--  1 ptownson telecom     41444 May 19 03:07 area.404-706.split.ga
-r--r--r--  1 ptownson telecom     34819 Jul 31 01:19 areacode.guide
-r--r--r--  1 ptownson telecom      7295 Jul 31 01:35 areacode.history
-r--r--r--  1 ptownson telecom     10384 Jul 31 01:20 areacode.program.in.c
-r--r--r--  1 ptownson telecom     21370 Jul 31 01:20 areacode.script
-r--r--r--  1 ptownson telecom      8734 Dec 13  1991 att-reach.out-calculator
-r--r--r--  1 ptownson telecom       474 Feb 11  1990 att.service.outage.1-90
-rw-rw-r--  1 telecom  telecom     18937 Aug  1  1989 auto.coin.collection
-r--r--r--  1 ptownson telecom     18962 Jun 20 10:19 autovon.instructions
-r--r--r--  1 ptownson telecom      4788 Jun 10  1990 books.about.phones
-r--r--r--  1 ptownson telecom     21206 Nov 18  1991 breaux.bill.call.blocking
-r--r--r--  1 ptownson telecom     61504 Jul 30  1990 caller-id-legal-decision
-r--r--r--  1 ptownson telecom      4569 Feb  2 13:07 caller-id-specs.bellcore
-r--r--r--  1 ptownson telecom      6807 Feb  2 13:04 caller.id.specs
-r--r--r--  1 ptownson telecom     39449 Dec 14  1990 cellular.carrier.codes
-r--r--r--  1 ptownson telecom     16188 Mar 14  1991 cellular.fraud.abernathy
-r--r--r--  1 ptownson telecom      2755 Mar 14  1991 cellular.fraud.prevention
-r--r--r--  1 ptownson telecom     17016 Aug  5  1990 cellular.phones-iridium
-r--r--r--  1 ptownson telecom     24455 Feb  6  1991 cellular.program-motorola
-rw-rw-r--  1 telecom  telecom     15141 Aug  1  1989 cellular.sieve
-r--r--r--  1 ptownson telecom       298 May 31  1990 cellular.west.germany
-r--r--r--  1 ptownson telecom     16292 Mar 18  1990 class.ss7.features
-r--r--r--  1 ptownson telecom     15023 Sep 30  1990 cocot-in-violation-label
-r--r--r--  1 ptownson telecom     38981 Oct 12  1990 cocot.complaint.sticker
-r--r--r--  1 ptownson telecom     70477 Sep  5  1990 computer.bbs.and.the.law
-rw-rw-r--  1 telecom  telecom     23944 Aug  1  1989 computer.state
drwxr-xr-x  2 ptownson telecom       512 Jul 12 03:37 country.codes/
-r--r--r--  1 ptownson telecom     11267 Feb 25  1990 cpid-ani.developments
-r--r--r--  1 ptownson telecom       436 Mar 16  1991 deaf.communicate.on.tdd
-rw-r--r--  1 ptownson telecom     86136 May 19 03:11 deregulated.telecom.mkt
-r--r--r--  1 ptownson telecom     15877 Sep  1  1990 dial.tone.monopoly
-r--r--r--  1 ptownson telecom     28296 Sep 29  1990 dialup.access.in.uk
-r--r--r--  1 ptownson telecom     29980 Oct 29  1991 docket.87-215
-r--r--r--  1 ptownson telecom     13622 Aug 18  1991 e-mail.system.survey
-r--r--r--  1 ptownson telecom     16367 Sep  1  1990 e-series.recommendations
-r--r--r--  1 ptownson telecom      3422 Jan 20  1990 early.digital.ESS
-r--r--r--  1 ptownson telecom     62602 Aug  1  1989 ecpa.1986
-r--r--r--  1 ptownson telecom     97987 Aug  4  1990 ecpa.1986.federal.laws
-r--r--r--  1 ptownson telecom     39956 Jul 14  1990 elec.frontier.foundation
-r--r--r--  1 ptownson telecom      5922 Feb 22  1991 email.middle-east.troops
-r--r--r--  1 ptownson telecom     20660 Sep  5  1990 email.privacy
-r--r--r--  1 ptownson telecom      8504 Jan 27  1990 enterprise-funny-numbers
-r--r--r--  1 ptownson telecom      8234 Sep 26  1991 exploring.950-1288
-r--r--r--  1 ptownson telecom     19836 Nov 20  1990 fax.products.for.pc
-r--r--r--  1 ptownson telecom     24706 Oct 29  1991 fcc.modem.tax.action
-rw-rw-r--  1 telecom  telecom     33239 Aug  1  1989 fcc.policy
-rw-rw-r--  1 telecom  telecom     19378 Aug  1  1989 fcc.threat
-r--r--r--  1 ptownson telecom       484 Jan 14  1990 fcc.vrs.aos-ruling
-rw-rw-r--  1 telecom  telecom      9052 Aug  1  1989 find.pair
-rw-rw-r--  1 telecom  telecom     47203 Aug  1  1989 fire.in.chgo.5-88
-r--r--r--  1 ptownson telecom      1998 Jan 27  1990 fire.in.st-louis.1-90
-r--r--r--  1 ptownson telecom       377 Jan 27  1990 fires.elsewhere.in.past
-r--r--r--  1 ptownson telecom      1247 Feb 10  1990 first.issue.cover
-r--r--r--  1 ptownson telecom     48850 Jan 19  1992 frequently.asked.question
-r--r--r--  1 ptownson telecom     14105 Nov 24  1990 genie.star-service
-rw-r--r--  1 map      telecom    118330 Jun 17 16:20 glossary.acronyms
-r--r--r--  1 ptownson telecom     43101 Jan 27  1991 glossary.isdn.terms-kluge
-r--r--r--  1 ptownson telecom    115757 Jul 31 01:24 glossary.naval.telecom
-r--r--r--  1 ptownson telecom     42188 Jan 14  1990 glossary.phrack.acronyms
-r--r--r--  1 ptownson telecom     67113 Jan 14  1990 glossary.txt
-r--r--r--  1 ptownson telecom     68804 Feb  2  1990 hi.perf.computing.net
-r--r--r--  1 ptownson telecom      7295 Jul 31 01:19 history.of.area.splits
-r--r--r--  1 ptownson telecom      2337 Jan 27  1990 history.of.digest
-r--r--r--  1 ptownson telecom     17129 Jan  5  1992 history.of.stock.ticker
-r--r--r--  1 ptownson telecom     27984 Nov 23  1991 history.of.teletype
-r--r--r--  1 ptownson telecom     30996 Feb 26

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Post by Paul W Schleck KD3 » Tue, 04 Aug 1992 02:14:29

> Anonymous FTP is limited of course to Internet sites, and that is a
> pity since so many readers of the Digest and comp.dcom.telecom are at
> UUCP sites or entirely different networks. Those folks will need to
> use an email <==> ftp server ... and although we've had these around
> from time to time, I don't know the address of any at present.
> ==  Can anyone provide us with a good reliable email <==> ftp link?  ==
> If so, you'd be doing a big favor for all the Compuserve, MCI/ATT Mail,
> and UUCP sites reading the Digest ... please write me with details.

Wasn't there a mail-server archive for this newsgroup at lonestar.org?
Did it go away for some reason or another?

many requests (and has to queue them up whenever some sites are
unreachable) that turnaround time is rather slow.  In fact, untenable
delays to Scandinavian sites has caused decwrl to reject requests to
files from those countries (a sore-spot for readers of rec.radio.short-
wave who want to access the newsgroup archives at unic.funet.fi).

Nevertheless, if you use the command-syntax properly and can live with
the three file-per-day limit, it's probably the only way to go for
those without direct Internet connections.

Another approach (used with great success by Rusty Carruth's Callsign
Project or Kent Landfield's NetNews/CD project) is to dump the whole
thing to CD-ROM or mag-tape (taking advantage of the fiber-optic-like
bandwidth capability of a UPS truck full of magnetic media).
Naturally, I'm only in a position to suggest this, as opposed to
leading the effort.  Nevertheless, I find it hard to believe that
there isn't someone out in net-land who wouldn't be interested in this
project (considering similar successful efforts with Simtel20 and the
Amiga archives at ab20.larc.nasa.gov).

Another partial solution is to register the TELECOM Digest FAQ and

Index of Periodic Information Postings.  When these articles appear,
they are automatically archived at pit-manager.mit.edu (which has an

News.answers cross-posting of these documents would be another
solution (although I don't know if making the newsgroup even *MORE*
popular is an ideal situation).  There are at least two or three
extremely easy ways of doing this (and only security-through-obscurity
precludes me from mentioning them here).  If the moderator or the FAQ
author want to contact me, I'd be more than happy to provide the*

[Moderator's Note: Yes, there was such a service at lonestar.org for
awhile, but I have heard nothing from that fellow lately. I've also
had various people suggest (and a couple even start working on) WAIS
(wide area information server) for the archives, but nothing has come
of that. If someone wants to put togther a simple, very limited mail
server for telecom stuff, I would even try to maintain it myself in my
spare (??) time ... but that would be problematic. Perhaps some site
would give me an account for the purpose of an ftp <=> email daemon,
and an account from which I could administer it. I hate to impose
further on eecs.nwu.edu, being one of (if not the) largest mail-user
at this site.   PAT]


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but reliable. I use it periodically to retrieve files from cica and
SIMTEL.  For information send e-mail;

     Subject: help

and you will receive a help message with instructions.

John Rice        K9IJ     |  "Did I say that ?" I must have, but It was
                          |   MY opinion only, no one else's...Especially
                          |   Not my Employer's....

[Moderator's Note: Well, I've had a few messages now on these two
services and the thing I should point out is that bitftp will only
respond to Bitnet sites. It used to answer everyone, but no longer.
Then in a letter from someone yesterday I was advised the one at
decwrl is not too reliable, but I can't say this because I've never
tried it. So my suugestion to UUCP sites and others without Internet
connections would be to experiment with decwrl and see how well it can
handle your requests from the Telecom Archives (ftp lcs.mit.edu).  PAT]

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