rss//nntp Re: [nycbug-talk] Re: BSD Success Stories (fwd)

George Georgalis george
Tue Sep 28 12:21:19 EDT 2004

On Sun, Sep 26, 2004 at 09:54:29PM -0400, Marc Spitzer wrote:
>On Sun, 26 Sep 2004 21:06:06 -0400
>"G. Rosamond" <george at> wrote:
>> IMO, we need a mailing list in addition to the wiki. . .
>ok pet tech peeve of mine, can we look at NNTP?  It gives us a much
>better interface to work with, SMTP was never designed to be threaded
>among other things.  NNTP is a much better interface for this type of
>stuff and you get archiving for free.   We can even use NNTPS for secure
>access.  And it has sasl, if it is compiled in so we can authenticate.

Having never used NNTPS for more than 3 minutes, and not ever using
RSS, my first thought is what client to use? I spent a good long time
searching for a good RSS client once, and didn't find one.

I'm going to have a hard time using something besides my mutt, I tried
gmane but didn't get comfortable with the interface... maybe I just need
a good client to connect via NNTP...

oh didn't see this one before.

the linux screenshot looks interesting... don't have time to try it now.
Looks like it requires java, weird, I guess. anybody more familiar with
nntp and rss care to comment?

// George

George Georgalis, systems architect, administrator Linux BSD IXOYE cell:646-331-2027 mailto:george at

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