[rescue] Old school usenet

gsm at mendelson.com gsm at mendelson.com
Tue Mar 23 13:35:46 CDT 2010

On Tue, Mar 23, 2010 at 02:29:12PM -0400, Phil Stracchino wrote:

>I used to run INN.  I actually found it simpler to set up than cnews.

Was it cnews that had a filter to check out your postings and bounce ones
where words like sh*t, f*ck, etc were spelled out? It was named after
the povincial censor from somewhere in Canada. 

I remember that the version of cnews run by UUNET was rife with bugs, 
when I wrote my news system for Coherent, I had to code all sorts of things
to detect the bugs and work around them :-(


Geoffrey S. Mendelson, Jerusalem, Israel gsm at mendelson.com  N3OWJ/4X1GM
New word I coined 12/13/09, "Sub-Wikipedia" adj, describing knowledge or
understanding, as in he has a sub-wikipedia understanding of the situation. 
i.e possessing less facts or information than can be found in the Wikipedia.

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