[rescue] UUCP network

Cory Smelosky b4 at gewt.net
Sun May 17 20:34:33 CDT 2015

On Sun, 17 May 2015, Dave McGuire wrote:

>> INN is definitely a better fit for the modern world of NNTP/NNRP, if two
>> decades ago could be called "modern"; I don't think there can be any
>> argument there.
>  Well, NNTP is a stable protocol.  It's rare when a protocol or a piece
> of software is called "finished", but NNTP certainly is, and INN is
> pretty close.  New bug fixes get integrated every now and then, but
> other than that, it just sits there and does its job...no further
> development required.

Does INN run on non-UNIX stuff?

>  I don't think I've ever used INN for UUCP-based feeds.  In fact I'm
> pretty sure I haven't.

Wouldn't INN just parse the files Taylor or similar grabbed, or am I 
misunderstanding INN?

>> I shut down my UUCP node in the early 2000's, and by then it was almost
>> entirely dead in my area.
>  UUCP, not much, but Usenet is alive and well.  I suppose it'd be good
> to define where the the interest lies.

Usenet is DEFINITELY still alive and well.

>              -Dave

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