Listserv lists on Usenet, and NETNEWS software.
harper at NIC.FUNET.FI
Tue May 21 05:05:05 EST 1991
Here is a note from INFO-GCG, that might be of interest to Bionews
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In article <9105161510.AA02114 at relay.fccc.edu>, "Frank J. Manion"
<manion at RELAY.FCCC.EDU> says:
>Could someone elaborate on the availability of the
>bit.listserv.info-gcg on news. We just started receiving news as a
>campus yesterday, and bit...info-gcg does not appear. Further, we
>checked several other campuses and they don't seem to have it either.
>(I beleive they all have full feeds). Rob Harper seems to indicate the
>group has been in operation for about a year.
INFO-CGC is gateway'ed into the Usenet feed to a group called
bit.listserv.info-gcg. The gatewaying is done here at auvm.auvm.edu.
There are about 150 listserv groups gateway'ed into Usenet. In order to
get them, your site must get the bit.* hierarchy. If you have any
questions about the LISTSERV/NETNEWS (UseNet) gateway functions, please
drop me a line. For questions about NETNEWS (reading Usenet under
VM/CMS), including instructions on how to obtain the package free of
charge, send the command GET NETNEWS PACKAGE from LISTSERV at PSUVM. NETNEWS
was written by Linda Littleton at Penn State.
On Thu, 16 May 91 22:14:00 O "Robert Harper (CSC) Finland"
<HARPER at FINFUN.BITNET> said:
>If I run a header in NN I see that the feed most likely into
>USENET is at @auvm.auvm.edu so make inquries from the
>postmaster there. I remember at one time all the bit.listserv
>newsgroups were unidirectional in that the messages came off the
>Listserv and went into Usenet and it was not possible to post
>back from Usenet to Listserv, which is why I still use the "old"
>method of posting directly to listserv. Still if you want
>just to conveniently read what is going on on INFO-GCG then
>a USENET feed is perhaps the best way to do it.
All LISTSERV/NETNEWS gateways are now bi-directional. You can both read
and post in NETNEWS. Any postings will be distributed to Usenet sites
getting the bit.* hierarchy, as well as to the LISTSERV list.
On Wed, 15 May 91 15:04:00 O
"Robert Harper (CSC) Finland" <HARPER at FINFUN.BITNET> said:
>I suspect it is a LISTSERV problem, and you are not alone it
>has been happening on BIONEWS, on RED-UG, and a few other
>lists. I would also like to point out that if INFO-GCG is read
>on USENET in the newsgroup bit.listserv.info-gcg then there
>are no duplicates which may explain why some people get them
>and others don't. I should say that it is asscociated with
>mailboxes rather than newsreaders.
There are no duplicates in b.l.info-gcg because NETNEWS receives postings
from the LISTSERV with the FULLHDR option set on. This causes LISTSERV to
generate a message-id for each post. Since the duplicate message problem
INFO-GCG is seeing appears to be a LISTSERV/LISTEARN problem, the
message-ids are retained. NETNEWS see the same message-id and rejects the
Jim McIntosh (jim at auvm.auvm.edu)
The American University
Washington DC 20016-8019 USA
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Rob "a man is only as big as the thing that makes him angry" Harper
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