[Centos] NNTP versus web forums

Sat Jan 8 22:06:04 UTC 2005
Jim Zajkowski <jim at jimz.net>

On Jan 8, 2005, at 4:46 PM, Mark A. Lewis wrote:

> The other big thing to remember is that many of us do not have NNTP
> feeds at work, where e-mail and the web are easy to get to.

You don't need a local nntp server to read news, any nntp client can 
connect to any other nntp server, assuming that that server lets you 

I'm not in favor of creating a CentOS topic under the usenet comp.sys 
hierarchy, I'm talking about running a private nntp server.

For example, Novell runs their forums over nntp, and people configure 
their clients to connect to news.novell.com.  When I was a student we 
used a local nntp server for class forums and project help.


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