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.
: 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
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
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.