Subject Re: [IBO] Yahoo Crap
Author Scott Taylor
At 05:33 AM 03/12/02, you wrote:
> > I'm just lurking here, but couldn't help notice how many of you hackers are
> > deprived of NNTP services, it's a shame, and a sham: it would only take a
> > small Linux box (some old junk hardware would work well here) and a few
> > hours of your SysAdmin's time to set up an internal NNTP server, that would
> > allow you guys to subscribe to specific news groups. But, being a SysAdmin
> > my self, I'd rather not. ;)
> >
> > Now, if any of you had a friend, that was able to provide a stable machine
> > and network connection, it would be simple to set up a mail-list server for
> > just this purpose (and there are a lot of free, stable, ones out
> > there). Then you could all get away from the "Yahoo Crap".
>BUT - NNTP requires a network connection -

Yes, so does email.

>what we want is
>something that works mainly local, and updates in one hit
>when the network connection is available. Current eMail
>download takes 'minimum call charge' and I can read at

Properly set up, a local NNTP server can work just like an email list
server. However, I'm not about to argue with you, like I said, "I'd rather
not", meaning, I'd rather not set up a local NNTP server. A mail-list
server is much nicer to work with (as explained in the second paragraph of
my original post), and you only need your favorite mail client to deal with it.

The NNTP option was only a suggestion for those that are deprived at the
office and would like to be able to access it.
LAN <==> Local NNTP server <==> {NNTP world}

>I do monitor some of the Borland lists, but its a pain so
>they don't get much of my attention <g>

Yes, finding a good NNTP client can also be a pain. ;)