[Coco] Test of news gateway
larrybo at idirect.com
Wed Oct 8 21:00:00 EDT 2003
----- Original Message -----
From: "Larry Osborne" <larrybo at idirect.com>
To: <coco at maltedmedia.com>
Sent: Wednesday, October 08, 2003 8:39 PM
Subject: Re: [Coco] Test of news gateway
> I know I've used www.mail2web.com when I've had mail problems and it is
> before my ISP added a webpage to do the same thing for its subscribers.
> same site also has access to www.mail2web.com
Sorry that should be www.news2web.com :-((
and it is also free. I've
> never really used this except once for newsgroups. It didn't have the
> newsgroup I wanted at the time but it did go out and get and load the
> newsgroup so it is entirely possible that it could work with any newsgroup
> out there..
> Hope this helps.
> Larry Osborne
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "John Malmberg" <wb8tyw at qsl.net>
> To: <coco at maltedmedia.com>
> Sent: Wednesday, October 08, 2003 8:22 AM
> Subject: Re: [Coco] Test of news gateway
> > Dennis Bathory-Kitsz wrote:
> > >
> > > Here is my problem: I do not have access to a news server that is
> > > service I use (onlynews.com) is username/password protected, and I've
> > > to figure out how to configure the pairList program to incorporate
> > > their news gateway.
> > >
> > > If you (or anyone on this new list) knows of a good free-access news
> > > server, please let me know and I'll see if I can gate it that way.
> > I can probably easily set up a one-way feed from the bit.listserv.coco
> > to your list.
> > I would have to see if I could remove the posts that were sent to both
> > lists. The existing news gateway strips a lot of the headers from the
> > mailing list, and puts garbage in the posting I.P. address.
> > The other problem is that some people post as two separate messages,
> > with enough difference that the various duplicate post detectors do not
> > work.
> > Before I do that, I think that you would want to know the algorithm that
> > the moderator bot uses to remove/hold/pass postings.
> > It would take a bit longer to get postings to the bit.listserv.coco
> > running. The main issue is getting the posting thread context correct.
> > A secondary issue is to detect when the person also posted a duplicate
> > copy to the other feed.
> > But I really think that the simplest solution is just to set up a
> > newsgroup on gmain.org.
> > I think that if Dennis sets up a new newsgroup, everyone else will also
> > move, and all that is needed is to request that the last person leaving
> > the old list/group to turn out the lights.
> > A periodic posting could be done to the old mailing list / newsgroup to
> > let newcomers know where to go.
> > -John
> > wb8tyw at qsl.net
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