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Re: using news

On Sat, Jan 03, 1998 at 05:10:51PM -0500, Joey Hess wrote:

> Not normally. Typically, a reader doesn't download all articles in a group,
> it just downloads a summary of the articles in the group (so it can display
> a list of articles with the subject and the author, say). Then, it downloads
> each article as you ask to see it, via NNTP. (Some readers can read directly
> off the local news spool as well, bypassing the news server.)
> >       Is a news spool part of the reader's set up, or the    
> > server's ?
> The server's.

So, I need to be on-line to read ?  If I wanted to read 
off-line, I would need to maintain a local news spool,
which is part of the server, therefore I need to be running
a local server as well ?


Gerald Crimp

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