I asked the administrator at Durham why the bionet.microbiology newsgroup isn't
available yet (it was opened 28.June 1994). I was told that the adminstrator at
Daresbury has to pass the message 'create a new newsgroup' from site to site.
That will take several days (although I can't understand why !!).
Well - so far the bad news.
The good news is: because Daresbury is the site for the creation of new
newsgroups in Europe, it's already available there.
If you have an account @ Daresbury (perhaps SEQNET access), you can login there
and run the newsreader program 'tin' (if you're on a PC / MAC).
If you're on a UNIX machine, you have to login your computer,
type 'xhost + seqnet.dl.ac.uk' and then login to the SEQNET machine @ Daresbury.
Then type 'xrn' and the display should open on your screen.
I hope this Helps !
(Bert.Popping at durham.ac.uk)