OIG

Allen Thomson (thomsona@netcom.com)
Thu, 11 Jun 1998 09:28:02 -0700 (PDT)

Hoping to avoid the problems we've been discussing, I sent the 
following message to the OIG Web page administrator yesterday:

   Subject: Comprehensive data file?

   With the upcoming demise of the OIG1 BBS, will the Web site give
   consideration to providing a comprehensive zipped file of elements 
   for all 8,000 + objects?  Weekly or semiweekly updates of such a file 
   would probably be good enough for most users.
 

And received this reply:


   From: admin 
   Date: 1998/06/11 15:24:59 
   Message: WMAAAAAAJL 
   Subject: re: Comprehensive data file?

   In order to have access to all 80000+ Objects, you would have to 
   be approved by NASA to become a super user, you would have to 
   justify in writing your need to have access to all objects in orbit. 

   System Admin.



I've just now asked the system administrator to whom such a letter 
should be addressed, and if there are guidelines or precedents for 
what constitutes adequate justification for being granted "superuser" 
status.