Future of comp.unix.bsd.freebsd.announce Newsgroup

Dag-Erling Smørgrav des at des.no
Fri Dec 4 13:46:19 UTC 2009

David Wolfskill <david at catwhisker.org> writes:
> But my recollection is that *bidirectional* gateways (news <=> mail) are
> rather difficult to "get right" and the consequences of misconfiguration
> tend toward "cascade failure."

They're not trivial to get right "from first principles", but they're
very common, and I'm sure someone who's done it before can lend a hand.

> It would, however, make sense from my perspective if a unidirectional
> gateway were set up (mail => news -- note direction!), and the newsgroup
> were to become merely a reflector of the mailing list.

...and that would be sufficient for -announce.

Dag-Erling Smørgrav - des at des.no

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