Mailing lists using usenet newsgroup

maestro maestro415 at
Tue Jan 6 04:45:39 PST 2015

I DO NOT want to use google.
That's my vote cast...

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On Thursday, January 1, 2015, Michael Shiloh <michaelshiloh1010 at>
>> >By they way, Bobbie, is there any reasone we don't set up a Google
Group, just
>> >for the purpose of using it as a mailing list? Or are there people on
>> >list who prefer not to use Google, which is very understandable?
>> >
>> >Michael
>>     Well Michael, unfortunately I am one of those individuals who care
>> to use Google as search engine.
>>     I do use Usenet Newsgroups but it seems few people know how to
>> access these groups which in the case of Linux is really a departure from
>> its roots.
>>     But we could try to propagate an  or we
>> could simply
>> pick a newsgroup like alt.os.linux.mandriva and use it.   There are Linux
>> newsgroups by the way where your query as to p/o of source code
>> would be welcome and elicit many replies.
>>     I suggest the group mentioned above because i am already
>> subscribed to it and
>> because since the collapse of the Mandriva company in France it has
>> been largely
>> empty with only a few posts about arcane Mandriva programs and what OS
>> to use when Mandriva is too far behind the curve.
>>     If anyone wants help in setting up a news.server account  bring
>> it to this
>> list and I will do my best as I certainly have made enough mistakes to
>> know what can go wrong.   The server I use is eternal-september,
>> properly designated and it is a free text
>> only server.  If you want a binary group server you most likely will
>> have to pay.
>>     Bobbie
> Hi Bobbie,
> That's a very interesting suggestion. I am very familiar with newsgroups
> back in the 80's. Back then we used 'rn' which probably stood for 'read
> I tried typing 'rn' just now and Ubuntu suggested I installed trn or trn4
> which as I recall stood for "threaded read news" so I'd be very happy with
> this.
> I invoked trn4 and it says
>         Connecting to t61b...connection to Connection refused
> t61b is the name of my computer. Do I need to have a local news server
running or
> can I point trn at some remote server, such as the one you mention?
> I used to know all this but it's been many, many years ...
> Michael


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