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debian-user over NNTP: linux.debian.user (was mailing list vs "the futur")


I really really want to abstain from that thread. So a new one:

Gene Heskett wrotei in 'mailing list vs "the futur"':
> [...] NNTP [...]
> To fully support it needs 2000 times the bandwidth of an email server.

But not because of the transport protocoli or message format. NNTP belongs
to the same breed of reasonably concise protocols as the mail protocols
POP3 and SMTP. The message formats too are very similar: A list of header
lines and a message body.

Of course, if it is about newsgroups with videos or many large pictures,
you get clients sucking data for hours. But a news server which imposes
the same restrictions as most mailing list servers would not cause
more traffic or storage need.

While googling for debian-user as newsgroup i found
where Miles Fidelman points to
i.e. newsgroup


which should be on most news servers (because it is of modest size).
Newest message on the server which i can use:

  638790   <wleoV-8vW-7@gated-at.bofh.it>
 from   : Gene Heskett <gheskett@shentel.net>
 date   : Fri, 10 Aug 2018 14:10:01 +0200
 size   : 2724 bytes in 60 lines
 subject: Re: mailing list vs "the futur"

My mail box seems to be about half an hour ahead of the news server.

Have a nice day :)


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