• Usenet Groups

    From MRO@VERT/BBSESINF to DaveW on Mon Sep 18 16:48:37 2023
    Re: Usenet Groups
    By: DaveW to All on Sun Sep 17 2023 11:44 pm

    From Newsgroup: alt.bbs.synchronet

    Hello,
    I recently setup a few Usenet groups but I have not had much traffic. Are there any Usenet groups that are active. Please forgive me if this is not supposed to be posted here. :)


    there are no active msg newsgroups anymore. only some that
    trade binary files.
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  • From Gamgee@VERT/PALANTIR to MRO on Mon Sep 18 19:21:00 2023
    MRO wrote to DaveW <=-

    Re: Usenet Groups
    By: DaveW to All on Sun Sep 17 2023 11:44 pm

    I recently setup a few Usenet groups but I have not had much traffic. Are there any Usenet groups that are active.

    there are no active msg newsgroups anymore. only some that
    trade binary files.

    Not true. There are quite a few active Linux-related newsgroups, and
    others.



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  • From fusion@VERT/CFBBS to Gamgee on Mon Sep 18 23:16:00 2023
    On 18 Sep 2023, Gamgee said the following...

    Not true. There are quite a few active Linux-related newsgroups, and others.

    the one i read, alt.os.linux.slackware, has a few good threads a month. about on par with some of the bbs echos around here.. and with similar people (they use it cause they like usenet..)

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  • From MRO@VERT/BBSESINF to fusion on Tue Sep 19 00:06:34 2023
    Re: Re: Usenet Groups
    By: fusion to Gamgee on Mon Sep 18 2023 11:16 pm

    On 18 Sep 2023, Gamgee said the following...

    Not true. There are quite a few active Linux-related newsgroups, and others.

    the one i read, alt.os.linux.slackware, has a few good threads a month. about on par with some of the bbs echos around here.. and with similar people (they use it cause they like usenet..)

    oh good we can have a competition to see which old hobby dies off first.
    i'm surprised there's any people actually using usenet like that.
    i guess the bots stopped raping it with spam.
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  • From hollowone@VERT/BEERS20 to MRO on Wed Sep 20 13:05:00 2023
    oh good we can have a competition to see which old hobby dies off first. i'm surprised there's any people actually using usenet like that.
    i guess the bots stopped raping it with spam.

    Many people still use some of the usenet groups via google groups gateway. Google is trying to filter out spam.. but at the same time they are a major contributor to have it spawned as well.

    I occasionally check USENET to see some groups are indeed relatively active.. but I'd say all FTNs together generate much more traffic than USENET today.

    Still as a tech opportunity I find it interesting to see NNTP gateway under BBS credentials to access FTNs discussions via usenet client. I think Synchronet allows it, yet I don't see anybody truly enabling it.

    I assume for security/spam protection reasons.

    -h1
  • From Digital Man@VERT to hollowone on Wed Sep 20 14:00:01 2023
    Re: Re: Usenet Groups
    By: hollowone to MRO on Wed Sep 20 2023 01:05 pm

    Still as a tech opportunity I find it interesting to see NNTP gateway under BBS credentials to access FTNs discussions via usenet client. I think Synchronet allows it, yet I don't see anybody truly enabling it.

    Most Synchronet BBSes offer NNTP access to their message bases (including vert.synchro.net) and have for 20+ years.
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  • From Nightfox@VERT/DIGDIST to hollowone on Fri Oct 13 09:04:03 2023
    Re: Re: Usenet Groups
    By: hollowone to MRO on Wed Sep 20 2023 01:05 pm

    Still as a tech opportunity I find it interesting to see NNTP gateway under BBS credentials to access FTNs discussions via usenet client. I think Synchronet allows it, yet I don't see anybody truly enabling it.

    Have you tested many BBSes to see if they have NNTP runing? I thought most Synchronet BBSes had NNTP enabled.

    Nightfox

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  • From MRO@VERT/BBSESINF to Nightfox on Fri Oct 13 16:40:36 2023
    Re: Re: Usenet Groups
    By: Nightfox to hollowone on Fri Oct 13 2023 09:04 am

    Re: Re: Usenet Groups
    By: hollowone to MRO on Wed Sep 20 2023 01:05 pm

    Still as a tech opportunity I find it interesting to see NNTP gateway under BBS credentials to access FTNs discussions via usenet client. I think Synchronet allows it, yet I don't see anybody truly enabling it.

    Have you tested many BBSes to see if they have NNTP runing? I thought most Synchronet BBSes had NNTP enabled.


    yeah it all depends on if they have the port open.
    you, me and other people have used nntp with robust forum softwares to put our msg bases on the web.
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  • From hollowone@VERT/BEERS20 to MRO on Sun Oct 15 14:02:00 2023
    Have you tested many BBSes to see if they have NNTP runing? I thought Synchronet BBSes had NNTP enabled.

    yeah it all depends on if they have the port open.
    you, me and other people have used nntp with robust forum softwares to
    put our msg bases on the web.
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    All right, you to made me curious to recheck.

    -h1

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