[rescue] UUCP network

Dave McGuire mcguire at neurotica.com
Sun May 17 20:37:19 CDT 2015

On 05/17/2015 09:34 PM, Cory Smelosky 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?

  Dunno, I've never tried.

>>  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?

  The actual article files, yes.  But INN keeps various accounting data
and indices around.  I don't know how tough it would be to have multiple
Usenet systems accessing the same spools, overview database, etc.


Dave McGuire, AK4HZ
New Kensington, PA

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