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Re: My 2nd article with Gnus, about threading...

From: Reiner Steib
Subject: Re: My 2nd article with Gnus, about threading...
Date: Thu, 23 Oct 2008 20:22:54 +0200
User-agent: Gnus/5.110011 (No Gnus v0.11) Emacs/22.1 (gnu/linux)

On Tue, Oct 21 2008, Francis Moreau wrote:

> Reiner Steib <> writes:
>> In a newsgroups-only scenario it doesn't happen.  The mail<->news
[ gateway ]
>> is the culprit.
> Since mailing lists are popular (a lot more than news group it seems),
> does this scenario exist at all ?

Which scenario?

>> Not really.  Nowadays news propagation is almost instantaneous.
> really ?


> My articles take once send take a while to reach me. Maybe I choose
> a bad news servers (gmane), I dunno.

As others already have explained, Gmane is a special case since it
carries only mailing list, no usenet newsgroups.  Articles appear only
after Gmane receives them from the mailing list.

This group/list is even more special because it is:

(a) a newsgroup in the gnu.* hierarchy: gnu.emacs.gnus 

(b) a mailing list on info-gnus-english

There is a bidirectional mail<->news gateway between (a) and (b).

(c) The Gmane group gmane.emacs.gnus.user receives/sends articles
    from/to the mailing list (b).

So if you post through Gmane, your article is propagated like this:

                                        GW——> gnu.emacs.gnus
gmane.e.g.user ————> Gmane ————> MLM ———|
                                         ——> Gmane ————> gmane.e.g.user

(GW = gateway, MLM = mailing list management software)

If someone post via a usenet server:

gnu.emacs.gnus ——GW——> MLM ————> Gmane ————> gmane.e.g.user

Bye, Reiner.
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