[Haskell-cafe] Maintaining the community
Mark T.B. Carroll
mark at ixod.org
Fri Jul 13 16:36:19 EDT 2007
Andrew Coppin <andrewcoppin at btinternet.com> writes:
> Mark T.B. Carroll wrote:
>> Andrew Coppin <andrewcoppin at btinternet.com> writes:
>>> Just curiose, but... what does NNTP have to do with your ISP?
>> Someone has to provide an NNTP server for your client to connect to.
>> Many ISPs don't. Things like gmane can be used, of course. Some of
>> the free ones can be okay. I like http://news.individual.net/ who,
>> while not free, are pretty cheap, and they carry comp.lang.haskell.
> ...and when you view a web page, your web browser has to connect to a
> web server somewhere.
> I don't see your point...
Very many news servers will only serve news to people on the network of
whoever's running the server: i.e. a rather restricted 'customer' base.
If your ISP doesn't provide a decent NNTP server, you have to find one
of the less discriminating servers, and there aren't many good ones
around that will serve news to just anyone.
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