How to get current a2i network status
Important announcements are posted by a2i management to to the
a2i.announce and a2i.info newsgroups. Each
announcement goes to both the newsgroups. Follow-up questions posted by
users automatically go into the a2i.info newsgroup, and most
a2i responses to these questions will also go into the a2i.info
There are several methods by which you may read the above announcements
and the ensuing discussion. Our
Terms of Service
require you to use at least one of these methods to stay current with
the status of the a2i network. Here are the various methods:
If we are experiencing an outage, it is possible that one of the above
mechanisms might not be available. For example, if newsgroup access is
not working, you will not be able to see the current network status
using your Newsreading software. In that event the alternative
mechainsms may be used to check the current system status.
Note: To view the archives of a mailing list, you must first subscribe
to that mailing list. This does not require that you actually receive
mail from that mailing list. You may opt to turn off mail from a
mailing list via the web interface, but still remain subscribed to it,
thus allowing you to browse through the archives of that mailing list.
- You may use your Newsreading software to read the newsgroups
directly. You may read the a2i.announce newsgroup to see only
the most important announcements, or you may read the a2i.info
newsgroup to see both the important announcements and the ensuing
- You may opt to receive selected newsgroups by email. To do this,
please go to our mailing lists web page at http://mailman.rahul.net/ and
subscribe to an appropriate mailing list. We recommend subscribing to
the a2i-info mailing list.
- You may opt to view the mailing list archives using a web browser.
To do this, please go to our mailing lists web page at http://mailman.rahul.net/ and
follow the links to the archives for an appropriate mailing list. We
recommend browsing through the archives of the a2i-info mailing
- You may opt to read the important announcements via the
a2inews command from the UNIX shell. This applies only if your
account type permits shell access.
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