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Dan Sugalski
July 28, 2000 13:19
Re: message board system
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At 11:55 AM 7/28/00 -0700, Russ Allbery wrote:
>Chaim Frenkel <> writes:
> > Though a mail <-> news interface may be good for some people.
> > Host the nntp server on
>I'll quite happily volunteer to set up, configure, and maintain a news
>server for anything Perl-related if I can be of help.
>Note that if you set up a public NNTP server, people *will* pull down
>everything on it and repost it to Usenet-proper, so if we do that we may
>as well create the newsgroups globally and propagate them to Usenet
>ourselves so that we at least have some control over how it happens.  (For
>example, we may want the mail to news gateway to perform some munging of
>the address or the like.)

I'd either make the news gateway one way (mail to news only) or moderated 
with some sort of robomoderation scheme. I don't think an open 
bidirectional gateway's a good idea here.


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