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    28 May 1993

    Dear Colleagues,

    I am pleased to report that the latest edition (volume 6, number 1)
    of the ASB Newsletter came back from the printers a week ago. It
    should be arriving in your mailbox any day now. For those of you
    who would like to get a PostScript copy of the file via the
    Internet, here are your instructions. Once you are signed in to
    your host computer, do the following:


    When it asks for your name, you should type:


    and then for your password, simply type in your regular computer
    account number (mine is clv4r, for example). ou should then get
    the message that your guest login is okay and access restrictions
    apply. ou should also see the following prompt:


    Now what you want to do is change the directory as follows:

    cd public_access

    Finally, you need to get the appropriate file:


    This is a large ASCII file (908,746 bytes) but with the file
    transfer protocol (I guess that's what ftp stands for!) it should
    take less than half a minute to transfer. Note that since this
    file is a pure text (i.e. ASCII) file it is NOT necessary to set
    the line up for a binary transfer. ou can return (exit) to your
    host machine by typing:


    In order to get a hardcopy of this file, you need to have a
    PostScript printer. When copying the file onto a
    personal computer, don't try and do this via a 2400 baud modem: it
    will take over an hour! On a DOS-based machine, once you have set
    the printer up to accept a PostScript file, you can get a copy of
    the ASB Newsletter by typing:

    print prn

    Please note that the newsletter doesn't come out perfectly: one or
    two pieces of artwork were not faithfully saved in PostScript
    format, and two advertisements were only included at the printing
    stage. Anyway, this is a start. I trust that you find some
    material of interest in this latest issue of the ASB Newsletter.
    I look forward to seeing you all in Iowa City in October!

    Kit Vaughan