"entity" drops drastically as sysops
and registered users make
Another widely used Internet service is file transfer protocol (FTP), a file transfer service using remote servers as a storage medium.(25) Although FTP server sysops
control access by requiring visitors to supply a user name and password combination, many servers allow the visitor to log on "anonymously." The typical anonymous login procedure allows the visitor to use "anonymous" or "guest" as a user name and an e-mail address as a password.
Indeed, the experiences of Internet, Prodigy, Compuserve, America Online, and the tens of thousands of sysops
demonstrate a remarkably diverse marketplace of ideas bubbling up all over the globe.
Messages can be addressed to everyone (All), to the Sysop
or another specific person.
for the CD-ROM conference is Jerry McFaul, who is also the founder of SIGCAT, the Special Interest Group on CD-ROM Applications and Technology.
What a given BBS actually offers depends on the system operator, or "sysop
." This person (or persons) maintains the board's hardware and software and decides the hierarchy of menus, conferences, and libraries.
When a group of sysops
recently flexed its muscle against spamming, perhaps the most surprising things were how low-tech it was and how many people were affected.
After examining lots of remote server management software and talking with a number of other sysops
(system operators), the best advice I got was to install Timbuktu on all the servers and run them from home.
can store both Mac and Windows files in their native format on the same Mac server.
Michaels, Maryland, describes itself as a "bulletin board exchange that shares information about do-it-yourself home repairs, improvements and other related topics." The sysops
are Katie and Gene Hamilton who, in addition to operating the bulletin board and writing a weekly syndicated newspaper column entitled "Do-it-yourself or not?," are currently working on their eleventh book, Build It Together.
Under the new rules (which individual authors are free to modify or even ignore), mass-market distributors are now expected to pay royalties, but not "catalog vendors, sysops
, and online services." Since there's no standard contract, moreover, we expect that the top shareware authors will end up commanding relatively high royalties, while newcomers will still scratch for a living.
Secret Service agents in Chicago analyzed the access codes traded on the Rolling Meadows voice mail computer and identified other compromised voice mail computers in other states.(18) The agents contacted the other sysops
, who verified that they too had been compromised by hackers trafficking additional illegal access codes on their systems.
Approach the sysops
and Webmasters recommended by the "info-makers" and offer full-text archiving services.
It has a crew of system operators, or sysops
, to keep the messages lively in the subject areas of its forum.
System designers and sysops
are not without a gentle sense of humor.