[Centos] NNTP versus web forums

Sat Jan 8 22:39:43 UTC 2005
Mark A. Lewis <mark at siliconjunkie.net>

No, I mean the vast majority of employers block 119 and do not offer
news service. I realize you do not need a local server, but you have to
be able to connect to pull it from somewhere... 

-----Original Message-----
From: centos-bounces at caosity.org [mailto:centos-bounces at caosity.org] On
Behalf Of Jim Zajkowski
Sent: Saturday, January 08, 2005 4:06 PM
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Subject: Re: [Centos] NNTP versus web forums

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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