UGANET is a grassroots organization of network
administrators, technical professionals, and interested
individuals at the University of Georgia. UGANET meets once
a month to provide a forum for the discussion technical and
networking issues. The list is really only of interest to such
Joining the UGANET list
The UGANET list is a private one, and its members have stipulated that
joining the list can only occur if
- you can demonstrate that you are
responsible for networked infrastructure at UGA or
you are sponsored
by an existing UGANET member.
If you qualify, then you need to let the list owner know of your desire to
join and show that you meet one of the criteria above.
If you satisfy criteria (1), then you don't need a sponsor. Send firstname.lastname@example.org
a SHORT note indicating the networking infrastructure (hubs, wiring,
servers, etc.) for which you are responsible. (Something like "I am the new
network person for the College of Creative Recordkeeping, replacing A. Wylde
Guess- please add me to UGANET" would be fine.) You can send it with the
subscription request in the magic format (listed below) if you want to make it really easy
If you are being sponsored, the simplest method is for your sponsor (someone
already on UGANET) to send an email to
saying something like this:
We have a new person,
email@example.com Joe Blow
please subscribe him/her to UGANET. Thanks!
The easiest method for the list owner is for you send a message to
that is already pre-formatted to subscribe
the person, and all the owner need do is blindly forward it to listserv.
Use this "magic format" to prove how cool you are:
Hey UGANET owner, I am really cool and thoroughly approve that this person
be added to UGANET. Thanks!
// JOB PW=XXXXXXXX
ADD UGANET jblow@ARCHES.UGA.EDU Joe Blow
Even though you may know who the current list owners are, sending to firstname.lastname@example.org
will send to the current list owner and keeps you from having to know who
that is. What do you care anyway! :-)
Also acceptable is for the new person to just try to subscribe to UGANET
by emailing to email@example.com with "subscribe uganet" as the
message text. This will cause a subscription request to be sent to the
owner(s). If we don't know the person then we will hassle him/her to make
sure he/she is either a network-type person or has a current UGANET member
as a sponsor. To prevent the hassling step, the sponsoring UGANET person
should send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
shortly before or
after the new person tries to subscribe so we know who it is.