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Re: News server access from Gnus

From: Sean Sieger
Subject: Re: News server access from Gnus
Date: Wed, 18 Mar 2009 10:10:12 -0400
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/23.0.91 (gnu/linux)

prad <address@hidden> writes:

    On Sun, 15 Mar 2009 23:30:27 +0200
    Giorgos Keramidas <address@hidden> wrote:

    > If your ISP is not actively blocking NNTP access to other sources, you
    > can always register to
    we do have news i found out from our isp, but it doesn't offer much so
    i've setup on - in fact, i'm replying through the newsgroup
    instead of the maillist. i'll give emacs gnus a try later this week.

    btw, motzeralla looks good too though i couldn't find this emacs
    newsgroup on it.

    the reason i posted this here instead of sending it privately is that
    i'm trying to figure out what the advantages are of accessing things
    through usenet vs email and would appreciate input on this from anyone.

    the main ones i can see is that usenet works rather like an imap system
    so that you aren't actually downloading everything and that it is
    easier to search in posts which you may not have on your machine

    any thoughts on this for this list specifically perhaps?

Prad, I have (setq gnus-select-method '(nntp "")) in my
.emacs (I don't use a .gnus.el anymore, just one more file to back up).
And the combination of Gnus and Gmane ... I don't know, is a powerful
one to my way of thinking.

At any point, I can subscribe to most any list that I have ever wanted
to and had at my fingertips, the contents of the archive to do C-s and
C-r on to my hearts content.  And really learn something let alone find
answers to questions that have been asked a lot of times.  I just spent
last weekend reading the Cedet archive.  The Python thread alone is, for
example a model of how to contribute a language to Cedet.

I'll tell you, I have unscribed to groups only to resubscribe and have
the server dump all that mail on me so that I may peruse it again and

It's not necessary to do things like this.  There are many more reasons
to hook up Gnus to a newsserver.

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