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BITNET

A network cooperative that predated wide use of the Internet. It allowed universities that joined and purchased modems to share information with each other. Formed between Yale and the City University of New York in 1981, it was used by many universities worldwide during the 1980s. By the mid-1990s, however, it had largely disintegrated.
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The BITNET of Things means that all the tire knows how to do is talk to the central system, and all those services have to be implemented by Goodyear centrally.
Compared to the speed of today's Internet connections, the BITNET network was extraordinarily slow.
If one computer along the store-and-forward chain lacks the resources to handle a 300 Kbyte file (which is the official limit for BITNET files |LaQuey 1990, p.
As noted earlier, the Handicap Digest was only distributed on BITNET.
A similar facility exists on BITNET but uses the software program LISTSERV.
BITNET: A link between the TNT network and the international BITNET network is being established.
Files sent from PSU's IBM mainframe on BITNET could be received by the Prime via JANET, but were automatically converted to incoming notes by the Prime system.
There are other servers available, such as the Princeton BITNET FTP Server.
Presently he also sits on the board of trustees of the Corporation for Research and Educational Networking (CREN), which has subsumed the previous networks BITNET and CSNet.
Users on BITNET can obtain files through the Princeton FTP server.
From this humble beginning, BITNET has grown into a network of more than 2,650 niodes connected via software based on the IBM Remote Spooling Communications Subsystem (RSCS) networking program product.
With the Works word processor, students can write essays; with its database, they can compile and sort information; with the Works spreadsheet, students can simulate budgets; and with the communications tool, they can log onto the BITNET network or do outside research without leaving the classroom.