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Re: mailing list vs "the futur"

As a totally theoretical aside, it should be noted that NNTP is a peer
to peer protocol.  At one time news servers and spools were so
heavyweight that they required a VAX (leading to the client-server model
of news that is the only way most people think it can work), but by
modern standards the servers require negligible resources and a spool
(especially if it only handles a few private newsgoups such as the
Debian lists) is small potatoes.  Every debian-user subscriber could run
a local server for as many of the Debian lists as they chose to
subscribe to at a lower cost in resources than running their own mail

Will never happen, of course.
John Hasler 
Elmwood, WI USA

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