MAT 201B / CS 290I--Media Networks and Servicess
Homework Assignment #0
Due by 11:59pm, Sunday, September 30, 2001

Assignment Overview

This class uses a mailing list as an important tool for communication between the instructor and the students. I use it to announce updates to the class plan, quiz/exam hints, and to forward student questions with answers. The best way to make sure that everyone is on the mailing list is to make joining the list into an assignment.

There is also a second objective here. When designing network protocols, it is critical to be as exact as possible. Furthermore, when implementing a protocol, it is critical to follow the directions to the letter. Therefore, the second objective is to make everyone aware (albeit with a relatively simple example), that following directions is critical!

Assignment Details

Homework #0 requires that you subscribe to the class mailing list by sending email to with the word "subscribe" (lowercase, and without the quotes) in the subject line.

In the body of the email put the following information on a SINGLE line:

NOTE: Preserve spacing, i.e. make sure columns line up correctly.
For example:

Subject:  subscribe              ALMEROTH,KEVIN           CS        PHD
To receive full credit on this assignment, it is imperative that you follow directions EXACTLY. Be especially careful not to use MIME types, include an HTML version of the email, append a .signature file, etc.

At some point on Monday I will send email to the class mailing list to ensure that everyone who is signed up for the class is on the mailing list.