[TUHS] Steve Bellovin recounts the history of USENET
bakul at bitblocks.com
Thu Nov 21 13:58:50 AEST 2019
On Wed, 20 Nov 2019 19:52:46 -0800 Larry McVoy <lm at mcvoy.com> wrote:
Larry McVoy writes:
> On Wed, Nov 20, 2019 at 07:50:53PM -0800, Bakul Shah wrote:
> > On Wed, 20 Nov 2019 19:14:23 -0800 Larry McVoy <lm at mcvoy.com> wrote:
> > > Yeah, I'd be super happy if he joined the list. I enjoyed reading
> > > those, wished he had gone into more detail.
> > >
> > > On the Usenet topic, does anyone remember dejanews? Searchable
> > > archive of all the posts to Usenet. Google bought them and then,
> > > so far as I know, the searchable part went away.
> > >
> > > If someone knows how to search back to the beginnings of Usenet,
> > > my early tech life is all there, I'd love to be able to show my kids
> > > that. Big arguing with Mash on comp.arch, following Guy Harris on
> > > comp.unix-wizards, etc.
> > I have occasionally downloaded some mbox.zip files from
> > https://archive.org/details/usenet
> > But there are too many files there. Would be nice if there
> > was a collaborative effort to organize them in a more usable,
> > searchable state. Pretty much all of it (minus binaries
> > groups) can be stored locally (or using some global
> > namespace.
> So is that all of Usenet?
Probably not. Too many files to check but I think most or all
of dejanews stuf is there.
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