[TUHS] Old Usenet newsreader source code?

George Michaelson ggm at algebras.org
Wed May 9 09:21:44 AEST 2018

usenet became a primary channel for sharing music, pictures and
videos. files were split into chunks, and then refreshed as chunks.
Its like p2p before bittorrent with little or no in-band feedback.
(you would see people begging for fragment 101/1001 to be re-sent)

this reached the point where, by article count and bytecount, far more
of USENET was binary target mime attachments than discourse.


On Wed, May 9, 2018 at 9:18 AM, Henry Bent <henry.r.bent at gmail.com> wrote:
> On 8 May 2018 at 19:16, Lyndon Nerenberg <lyndon at orthanc.ca> wrote:
>> > On May 8, 2018, at 3:55 PM, Grant Taylor via TUHS <tuhs at minnie.tuhs.org>
>> > wrote:
>> >
>> > I think there are a number of people / hobbyists that run (text only)
>> > news servers (like myself) doing exactly that.
>> I don't understand what a "text only" news server is.  A "news" server
>> schleps "news" around via NNTP.  The protocol is "text," as is SMTP for
>> mail.  Is there a "binary" variation?
> I was curious about this too - do yo just detect encoded attachments and
> delete them?
> -Henry

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