freebsd IT mailing list or newsgroup?

Chuck Swiger cswiger at
Sat Jan 15 10:11:26 PST 2005

Jim Durham wrote:
> I am the sys admin for a company of about 500 people and I am running 
> Sendmail/Procmail/Spamassassin, Samba, Apache/PHP/MySql on FreeBSD..about 8 
> servers in 3 offices across the US and soon to be more.


> Freebsd-questions is wonderful and I find a lot of answers there, but the 
> signal-to-noise is low when you are just looking for IT-oriented information 
> regarding FreeBSD. Especially regarding systems implemented for an office/LAN 
> environment.
> I was wondering if there is any mailing list or newsgroup devoted to IT on 
> FreeBSD? Google is not returning any hits on this, nor the listing on 

Your question parses, but it is not clear what specific thing you have in mind 
that would seperate an IT-oriented list from a non-IT oriented list.  Can you 
either give an example question or two, or can you say why freebsd-questions 
is *not* IT-oriented?

Or does your question mean you looking for a list whose members are mostly 
sysadmins and network managers, rather than end-users?  FreeBSD doesn't really 
make much distinction between an end-user and a sysadmin [1], but you might 
find freebsd-stable or freebsd-isp to come closer to what you are looking for.


[1]: Which can be benefit sometimes, or it can be a problem, especially for 
novice users, but that's another topic.

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