DragonFly docs List (threaded) for 2003-11
Re: Mailing list archive
On Tue, 04 Nov 2003 18:08:04 -0800, William A. Carrel wrote:
> In article <Xns94298F4B34A39justinshiningsilence@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>,
> "Justin C. Sherrill" <justin@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>> I put together an archive of these lists (except test), updated hourly.
>> It's for me to link to when doing log entries, and cause it's sometimes
>> easier to browse threads after they finish. So far, it seems to be
>> working well.
> It would make more sense to implement a simple nntp -> http gateway.
> That is unless news.dragonflybsd.org is expiring articles so fast that
> it isn't an option. (I don't believe this is the case.)
The news.dragonflybsd.org only will have around 250 articles/mails on
each group, I just checked and the oldest one is Tue, 21 Oct 2003 13:56:15
-0400 in the dragonfly.kernel group.
> One of the inherent advantages of NNTP is that it provides that archival
> function (and usually search) just through the necessity of how it
> works. Not to mention the ability for administrators to cancel spam and
> other contentless junk out of people's views (and hence the archive)
> with no magic incantations. You really can't do that with a mailing
> list without a bunch of upfront work which as of yet hasn't been done.
> There are a variety of tools available for gating nntp to http. Some
> are, of course, more attractive to look at than others.
> "news.gmane.org" uses the "News-Portal" program. For efficiency, such a
> service should probably be hosted fairly close to the NNTP server. (As
> an aside, despite News-Portal being PHP-based it doesn't use the
> built-in PHP NNTP toolset which (last I checked) uses libraries from
> UW's pine, which doesn't exactly have a stellar security track record.)
> In any case, such a service should likely be linked from the
> www.dragonflybsd.org web pages in the forum section.
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