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Re: emacs 21.2

From: Eli Zaretskii
Subject: Re: emacs 21.2
Date: Fri, 29 Mar 2002 20:32:02 +0300

> From: Florian Weimer <address@hidden>
> Date: Fri, 29 Mar 2002 18:15:48 +0100
> "Eli Zaretskii" <address@hidden> writes:
> >> We had no one who could do it, so there was nothing we could do.
> >> Perhaps now we can fix it.  I do not know.
> >
> > One thing I could do is make info-gnu-emacs forward to
> > gnu.emacs.announce.  But for that, I need to tell mailman the name of
> > the news server it should use for forwarding.  Can someone tell me
> > what server to use?
> The server of your provider?

You don't _want_ to depend on my provider's server, believe me.  Its
propagation delays are *awful*, and a large proportion of articles (I
estimate it at 50%) never show up at all.  I stopped using it long
ago, precisely for that reason.

I would have used the server I'm using now, news.cis.dfn.de, but it
requires username/password authentication, which probably is not
going to work with mailman's forwarding.

> Usenet is a highly decentralized
> infrastructure, and there shouldn't be any public injection points due
> to their massive abuse for spamming over the past few years.

GNU news groups clearly have servers they use for gateways between
them and the corresponding mailing lists.  I assumed I could use one
of those servers in this case.

> If the host on which Mailman is running has got a static IP address, I
> could open a news server for this particular host.

This is something I cannot answer.  Richard, who should I ask?

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