[sf-lug] free quality usenet servers? ... just a guess, but ...

Rick Moen rick at linuxmafia.com
Wed Apr 9 12:15:31 PDT 2008

Quoting Kristian Erik Hermansen (kristian.hermansen at gmail.com):

> In any Debianstro...cyrus-nntpd
> http://packages.ubuntu.com/gutsy/cyrus-nntpd-2.2

Wow, interesting.  Appears to be a relatively new, additional feature of
the Cyrus IMAPd.  

There have always been a bunch of things about Cyrus IMAPd that left me
a bit cold:  It has a rather weird database-like message store, so all
mailbox access must be by IMAP/POP3/KPOP (no direct local reads) and it has
its own authentication database.  So, it's sort of a blackbox mail
appliance, rather than being a modular mail tool in the regular Unix
style -- but it's a respectable approach if you need to scale and don't
mind the sealed-box design.

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