Bug#148034: DMUP: Please clarify limitation on news usage
>>"Tore" == Tore Anderson <email@example.com> writes:
Tore> This can apply to just about every other service available on the
Tore> internet. I can see no reason to explicit mention news.
Whether everyone on the planet sees a reason to mention
anything is not really a concern. The fact remain it is mentioned,
and reading news on debian machines is prohibited.
Tore> What I tried to get across is that connecting to *any* port to paste
Tore> large amounts of text without any reason, is abuse. This is not
Tore> specific to port 119. I'm sorry for being unclear.
Not quite true for port 25. I often (perhaps indirectly, or
programmatically), sent large amounts of data to port 25 of Debian
machines, and that is not abuse.
Tore> However, this is not relevant to my original question. Common sense
Tore> tells me that normal use of news is not what you described above.
Indeed, connecting to port 119 and requesting or sending
sometimes large chunks of ascii text in a formatted manner to port
119 of some machines (hereby called NNTP servers) is exactly what
normal use of news is.
Tore> I disagree. It is redundant in saying that you shouldn't use Debian
Tore> machines to abuse news servers. It is not clear at all as to whether
Tore> you can use Debian machines to read news *normally*, from for example
You asked. It certainly is clear to me.
Tore> If I'm not allowed to read news from Debian machines at all, that's
Tore> OTOH, the fact that I can't file a bug directly at the DMUP like I
Tore> can with the Policy, and that the document isn't signed at all, is
Tore> *not* fine.
Well, to each whatever windmills they wish to tilt at.
The early worm gets the bird.
Manoj Srivastava <firstname.lastname@example.org> <http://www.debian.org/%7Esrivasta/>
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