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comp.os.msdos.programmer FAQ part 1/5
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 Very possibly the FAQ list you want is already at your site. Check the
 newsgroup news.answers; if your site doesn't carry news.answers, check
 comp.answers, rec.answers, etc., according to the top-level name in the
 FAQ list's "home" newsgroup. Articles are posted to the *.answers groups
 in a way that should make them last until the next versions are posted.
 If they expire sooner at your site, you might want to lobby your
 sysadmin to treat the moderated *.answers groups as a special case and
 grant them longer expiration times than other groups.

 To ftp most FAQ lists, connect to
 <ftp://rtfm.mit.edu/pub/usenet-by-group/>. The name of the
 file that you want is the Archive-name from the top of the article. For
 instance, if the Archive-name were software-eng/part1 you would retrieve
 <ftp://rtfm.mit.edu/pub/usenet-by-group/news.answers/software-eng/part1>.

 By email (only if you have no ftp access, please), the server is
 <mailto:mail-server@rtfm.mit.edu>. It accepts "send" commands that omit
 the leading "/pub/" from file names; for example:

 send usenet-by-group/news.answers/software-eng/part1

 For full instructions about the mail server, send it a message
 consisting of these two lines:

     help
     index

 Not just FAQ lists, but every article listed in the "List of Periodic
 Informational Postings" (LoPIP) can be obtained by ftp or email from
 rtfm.mit.edu. If you have an old copy of an informational article, look
 for an "Archive-name" at the beginning. The article is stored under that
 name at <ftp://rtfm.mit.edu/pub/usenet-by-group/>. If the
 article has no Archive-name, check the first name on the Newsgroups line
 and change to that directory under
 <ftp://rtfm.mit.edu/pub/>.

 Stan Brown also maintains a FAQ on finding FAQs. It can be found at
 <http://www.mindspring.com/~brahms/faqget.htm>.

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