Looking for the Grass FAQ

Jonathan I. Kamens jik at gza.com
Thu Aug 19 17:05:21 EDT 1993

(This is an automatically generated message.  The short summary is
that any references to the host "pit-manager" or "pit-manager.mit.edu"
in your posting(s) should be replaced with references to "rtfm" or
"rtfm.mit.edu", and any references to the IP addresses ""
and "" should be replaced with references to "".
If you want more detail than that, please keep reading.  If the errant
reference in your posting was contained in text quoted from another
posting, then please ignore this message.)

You recently posted a message to the Usenet which referred to the host
pit-manager.mit.edu, either by name or by IP address.  The headers of
the message in question were as follows:

Path: bloom-beacon.mit.edu!news.kei.com!eddie.mit.edu!europa.eng.gtefsd.com!howland.reston.ans.net!vixen.cso.uiuc.edu!gateway
From: mccauley at ecn.purdue.edu (Darrell McCauley)
Newsgroups: info.grass.user
Subject: Re: Looking for the Grass FAQ
Date: Sun, 19 Aug 93 20:46:49 GMT 01:00:00 +0000 (GMT)
Organization: University of Illinois at Urbana
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Message-ID: <9308192047.AA14538 at brier.ecn.purdue.edu>
Reply-To: grassu-list at max.cecer.army.mil
NNTP-Posting-Host: ux1.cso.uiuc.edu
Originator: daemon at ux1.cso.uiuc.edu

This message is being sent to inform you of a change in the name and
IP address of pit-manager.  Although the name "pit-manager.mit.edu"
will continue to work, I am trying to get people to start using
"rtfm.mit.edu" instead.  Therefore, I would appreciate it if you would
refer to "rtfm" in the future instead of "pit-manager".  If you
maintain periodic postings which refer to "pit-manager", please modify
them to refer to "rtfm" instead.

Mentioning the IP address of a host explicitly is discouraged, because
IP addresses are less stable than host names.  If you must continue to
mention rtfm.mit.edu's IP address in postings, then please use, its new address, rather than or

You may notice that the names "pit-manager.mit.edu" and "rtfm.mit.edu"
are actually nicknames for a machine whose canonical name is
"charon.mit.edu".  However, the name "rtfm.mit.edu" will continue to
work, even if the canonical name of the machine to which it refers
changes again in the future, so you should use it starting now.

Thank you for your attention.

Jonathan Kamens         Geer Zolot Associates           jik at GZA.COM

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