• Usenet Administrator Mailing list?

    From Jason Evans@21:1/5 to All on Fri Jun 12 13:03:11 2020
    XPost: news.software.nntp

    Is there currently a mailing lists for hobbyist/text-only usenet server
    admins? Would anyone be interested in one, if there's not one now?

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  • From Aioe@21:1/5 to All on Sat Jun 13 08:08:51 2020
    XPost: news.software.nntp

    Il Fri, 12 Jun 2020 13:03:11 +0000, Jason Evans ha scritto:

    Is there currently a mailing lists for hobbyist/text-only usenet server admins?

    afaik no

    Would anyone be interested in one, if there's not one now?

    probably useless

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  • From =?UTF-8?Q?Julien_=c3=89LIE?=@21:1/5 to All on Sat Jun 13 11:17:03 2020
    XPost: news.software.nntp

    Hi Jason,

    Is there currently a mailing lists for hobbyist/text-only usenet server admins? Would anyone be interested in one, if there's not one now?

    There's one in French language, but only 1 or 2 mails by year
    (essentially to announce outage issues).
    What subjects would you have been interested in discussing in such a mailing-list? Couldn't newsgroups do the job?

    --
    Julien ÉLIE

    « Sol lucet omnibus. »

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  • From Grant Taylor@21:1/5 to Jason Evans on Sat Jun 13 22:16:17 2020
    XPost: news.software.nntp

    On 6/12/20 7:03 AM, Jason Evans wrote:
    Is there currently a mailing lists for hobbyist/text-only usenet server admins? Would anyone be interested in one, if there's not one now?

    I'm not aware of such a mailing list.

    If there is one, I'd like to join it.

    If there is not one, I'd prefer sticking with Usenet, as that's the
    primary medium for the topic at hand.

    That being said, having some email addresses to notify people of
    problems or ask for help when the primary medium isn't working is a good
    idea.



    --
    Grant. . . .
    unix || die

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  • From U.ee@21:1/5 to Grant Taylor on Sun Jun 14 18:59:20 2020
    XPost: news.software.nntp

    On 14.06.20 07:16, Grant Taylor wrote:
    That being said, having some email addresses to notify people of
    problems or ask for help when the primary medium isn't working is a good idea.




    Or use some other usenet server to post about outage. I personally like
    to check sometimes, how usenet looks from some other site.

    U.ee

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  • From Jason Evans@21:1/5 to All on Mon Jun 15 13:18:45 2020
    XPost: news.software.nntp

    On Sat, 13 Jun 2020 11:17:03 +0200, Julien ÉLIE wrote:

    What subjects would you have been interested in discussing in such a mailing-list?

    Hi Julien,

    Primarily, I think about it would be about the following:

    Technical support questions
    News admin advice (less technical, more general)
    General discussion about actually running a server, experiences, etc.

    The end goal would hopefully to develop a "community" of those of us who
    run News servers and who are not to running news server (like me). We
    wouldn't necessarily be a new "backbone cabal" but we could help each
    other out when we need to.

    Couldn't newsgroups do the job?

    Possibly. I seems like some of this is happening in news.software.nntp
    and news.admin.peering. I was thinking about a central place for
    discussion which would be ideal for a mailing list. Perhaps we could
    resurrect news.admin.misc since it doesn't seem to get much activity
    anymore.

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  • From Frank Slootweg@21:1/5 to Jason Evans on Mon Jun 15 18:43:40 2020
    XPost: news.software.nntp

    Jason Evans <jsevans@mailfence.com> wrote:
    On Sat, 13 Jun 2020 11:17:03 +0200, Julien LIE wrote:

    What subjects would you have been interested in discussing in such a mailing-list?

    Hi Julien,

    Primarily, I think about it would be about the following:

    Technical support questions
    News admin advice (less technical, more general)
    General discussion about actually running a server, experiences, etc.

    Traditionally - at least for the last few decades -, such discussions
    have been taking place in news.software.nntp. So the actual use was and
    is much wider than just the original 'The Network News Transfer
    Protocol.' one-line description.

    The end goal would hopefully to develop a "community" of those of us who
    run News servers and who are not to running news server (like me). We wouldn't necessarily be a new "backbone cabal" but we could help each
    other out when we need to.

    news.software.nntp already is that very community. For example, I used
    to run a News server in a big (150K employee) company, now only run a personal/private one (Hamster), but still subscribe to news.software.nntp.

    Couldn't newsgroups do the job?

    Possibly. I seems like some of this is happening in news.software.nntp
    and news.admin.peering. I was thinking about a central place for
    discussion which would be ideal for a mailing list. Perhaps we could resurrect news.admin.misc since it doesn't seem to get much activity
    anymore.

    For trying to move the audience to another place or/and medium, we
    need a very good reason. Sofar, I've not seen such a reason.

    That said, welcome to the group!

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  • From Kerr Avon@21:1/5 to Jason Evans on Wed Jun 17 20:54:56 2020
    XPost: news.software.nntp

    On Fri, 12 Jun 2020 13:03:11 +0000, Jason Evans wrote:

    Is there currently a mailing lists for hobbyist/text-only usenet server admins? Would anyone be interested in one, if there's not one now?

    Hi Jason :)

    As far as I know there is nothing. I'm open to joining if you spin one up.
    I guess the question is, is there benefit in having those discussions in
    an email list versus a newsgroup of some sort?

    Anyway, hello and welcome.

    --
    Agency News | news.bbs.nz

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  • From Leon Bairon@21:1/5 to All on Mon Nov 9 15:58:19 2020
    XPost: news.software.nntp

    Am 12.06.2020 um 15:03 schrieb Jason Evans:
    Is there currently a mailing lists for hobbyist/text-only usenet server admins? Would anyone be interested in one, if there's not one now?


    Hey Guys,

    Even if the post is older, I'll pick it up.

    I don't think the idea is bad, I made a mailing list myself. This is
    only used to notify that a new post has been sent in news.admin.peering
    or other groups.

    A second discussion platform on a secondary medium is a great idea if
    your own server has problems. However, the admin groups can be accessed
    very quickly via other news servers. Therefore, relatively few would
    sign up for the list.

    The mail list is currently read-only and is fed by news.admin.peering
    and alt.usenet.peering. This is currently used by me and another admin.

    Enabling the mail list to be written so that incoming mails are also
    written to the newsgroups are just two small settings.

    If anyone is interested, I am happy to approve the mailing list.

    I wish you a pleasant start to the week.

    Greetings,
    --
    Leon Bairon

    Newsmaster of news.nntp4.net
    Contact: newsmaster@nntp4.net
    Abuse: abuse@nntp4.net
    "Let's make the usenet great again!"

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  • From Jason Evans@21:1/5 to Leon Bairon on Fri Nov 13 19:52:51 2020
    XPost: news.software.nntp

    On Mon, 9 Nov 2020 15:58:19 +0100, Leon Bairon wrote:


    If anyone is interested, I am happy to approve the mailing list.

    I wish you a pleasant start to the week.

    Greetings,

    I would join!

    __
    JE

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  • From Meow@21:1/5 to All on Wed Jul 19 18:06:35 2023
    XPost: news.software.nntp

    Is there currently a mailing lists for hobbyist/text-only usenet server admins? Would anyone be interested in one, if there's not one now?
    i think you could make news.admin with the big 8 board and you will have a usenet group(you run a usenet server so use the USEnet!!).

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