Relay Rules and Guidelines

(User Responsibilities Section excerpted from RELAY INFO file.)

Relay is a distributed message server which, by selective switching and redistribution of messages, provides real-time conferencing capabilities while minimizing the overhead on the network links. Since the potential load of uncontrolled message traffic on the network can affect transfer of files, stringent controls over Relay use are mandatory. Most control measures are enforced by Relay automatically, but some are necessarily the responsibility of the user. These include:

Not observing Relay and Bitnet guidelines and protocol can result in suspension of Relay privileges. Relay is a *privilege*, NOT a right, and Relay abuse will NOT be tolerated!