CS 176B -- Network Computing
Homework Assignment #0
Due by 11:59pm, Friday, January 12, 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.

Assignment Details

Homework #0 requires that you subscribe to the class mailing list by sending email to almeroth@cs.ucsb.edu 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:

For example:
To:  almeroth@cs.ucsb.edu
Subject:  subscribe

almeroth@cs.ucsb.edu         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 over the weekend 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.

This assignment may seem a bit silly, and it sort of is. But the goal is to strongly emphasize two things:

So pay attention and good luck.