I just corrected the URL on the SIGAda www page. While I was there, I
tried out the link and got to the Team-Ada archives. Looks to me that the
archives are up and running just fine. All months from October 1996 to
February 1998 are there. Even the messages from today on this thread are
there. I had deleted Mikes original message for this thread and found it
in the archives. Pasted it below.
> Where are the Team Ada archives?
> The FAQ at http://www.adahome.com/FAQ/team-ada.html refers to
> ftp://acm.org/sig_forums/sigada/team_ada/mail_archive, but that
> directory appears to be empty.
> The Team Ada page at http://www.acm.org/sigada/resources/sources.htm
> points to http://www.acm.org/archive/team-ada/, which doesn't exist.
The automatic archiving to the Web pages mentioned above has been broken
for quite some time. Both Brad (as Web-guy) and I (as list-guy) have
tried unsuccessfully to get the powers that be at ACM to correct the
As Rick pointed out, archiving is available on the PAL. Also, archives
can be received using the listserver that hosts Team Ada. Here are the
Contributions sent to this list are automatically archived. You can
get a list of the available archive files by sending an
"INDEX TEAM-ADA" command to [log in to unmask] You can then order
these files with a "GET TEAM-ADA LOGxxxx" command, or using
LISTSERV's database search facilities. Send an "INFO DATABASE"
command for more information on the latter.
I have not personally attempted to access archives in this manner, so I
cannot attest that (a) this works, or (b) this is in the least bit user
I will rekindle attempts to get the nicer, Web-based archive back on
its feet. In the interim, it is a good idea for the owners of the
Web pages that Terry mentioned to remove the archive links.
John W. McCormick [log in to unmask]
Computer Science Department voice (319) 273-2618
University of Northern Iowa fax (319) 273-7123
Cedar Falls, IA 50614-0507