[TUHS] Old Usenet newsreader source code?
usotsuki at buric.co
Wed May 9 05:23:07 AEST 2018
On Tue, 8 May 2018, Grant Taylor via TUHS wrote:
> On 05/08/2018 12:35 PM, Arthur Krewat wrote:
>> USENET as an entity is still alive and well.
> Indeed. Some might argue that there's a resurgence of Usenet servers. I'm
> just one example that's has decided to run a text only news server. I see
> more of them every year.
>> The reason for it might be sharing of warez and porn,
> I personally don't object to content leveraging the Usenet infrastructure,
> *as* *long* *as* *it's* *legal*.
> I can personally decide if I want to partake / consume in content or not. —
> Obviously my text only news server does not partake in non-textual content.
>> but for example, alt.sys.pdp10 still exists
> I'm showing 164 messages since October 10th 2017.
> % ls -1 /var/spool/news/articles/alt/sys/pdp10 | wc -l
> % ls -l /var/spool/news/articles/alt/sys/pdp10 | grep 2017
> -rw-rw-r-- 1 news news 1463 Oct 10 2017 1
>> The problem is, many of us have stopped using it for whatever reason, and
>> certainly don't store/forward much.
> I wonder how different things would be if various web applications leveraged
> Usenet (NNTP) (or IMAP) as a back end storage for things like blogs / forums.
>> Maybe it's time to take it back and get back to the original intention of
> I question if there is really anything to take back. I was active in
> comp.mail.sendmail for years and then stopped when I changed jobs. All I had
> to do was subscribe my news reader and continue like nothing ever changed.
> (Save for the smaller amount of content in said newsgroup these days.)
> I've personally run small news servers with ~10 peers twice. One time years
> ago, and again now I have two news servers. One is on my VPS with a bunch of
> peers and the other is in my house that only peers with my VPS.
> If anyone wants to get back into the game, let me know and I'll happily peer
> with you.
I've thought of running a usenet server or servers - I've got a few
servers - but I don't even know about software to do so, let alone servers
to peer with.
> I think that "take back" really directly translates to "use again".
I've never really stopped. xD
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