[Chugalug] Open Source "personality flaw" (was Digest)

Dave Brockman dave at brockmans.com
Tue Sep 24 00:33:39 UTC 2013


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On 9/23/2013 8:07 PM, Mike Harrison wrote:
> On Mon, 23 Sep 2013, rdflowers wrote:
>> Mailman mailing lists do list in their management option, a
>> mail<> news gateway.
>> 
>> Does this not work.
> 
> It probably does, I haven't run an NNTP server in almost 15 years. 
> After the last few subpeonas about who was posting what from where 
> thanks to the local law enforcement types, and looking at the
> traffic it was sucking compared to the local users, we outsourced
> it to an NNTP news service. So it would take an account on a NNTP
> service, or one of the free ones.. and the you open the floodgates
> to a whole new world. My only point is, NNTP kinda died to me many
> years ago. Hopefully the moron-aol-idiot contingent is all happy on
> Facebook and Torrenting warez and porn instead of using NNTP for it
> (which it sucks at).
> 
> http://www.eternal-september.org/  looks like free text only usenet
> news...
> 
> http://www.eternal-september.org/do_groupsearch.php
> 
> looks like there are a lot of Linux-ish news groups still active.
> 
> Hmm..I remember TIN as a newsreader.. What's the best CLI NNTP
> client out there? We may have to explore.

Stop it Mike, just stop it.  I just had a Blue Wave Flashback (OS/2
version, thank you very much) trying to remember what I used for NNTP...

:)

Regards,

dtb

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