RE: News server ?
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> From: firstname.lastname@example.org [mailto:email@example.com]On
> Behalf Of William R. Ward
> Sent: Wednesday, March 14, 2001 6:58 PM
> To: firstname.lastname@example.org
> Subject: Re: News server ?
> I wonder if the maintainers of lists.debian.org would consider
> running INND and converting the lists to newsgroups. There are tools
> to translate newsgroups to/from mailing lists for those who want
> that, and you can also access them directly with a newsreader if you
> It's not really common, but it's not unusual for sites that have a
> lot of mailing lists to run a news server in this way, and I'm sure
> some of the software for it is already part of Debian.
Yes, I set one up on my internal network to handle buglist traffic. I
didn't have to grab any "extra" packages in order to get it to work... I
used procmail and innd.
The program you would be interested in is mail2news, and you set up the
newsgroup to be "moderated" by the mailing list... Pretty
I forget the actual process I used to set it up, but O'Reilly's "Practical
Internet Groupware" discusses this in the appropriate detail.