Re: Usenet gateway?

Jes Degn Soerensen (
05 Aug 1997 10:55:51 +0200

>>>>> "Richard" == Richard Gooch <rgooch@atnf.CSIRO.AU> writes:

Richard> Alan Cox writes:
>> > Hm. It seems someone is gatewaying linux-kernel to Usenet, and
>> said > gateway is feeding old messages back into the mailing
>> list. Below is > part of the header for a duplicate message:
>> Yep.
>> Dave can you please load a few X headers or other cookies into the
>> message headers and the majordomo not allowed list ?

Richard> Is it possible to filter out all messages which have
Richard> "Newsgroups: " or "Distribution: " in their headers? Even
Richard> better: automatically add the sender address of such messages
Richard> to the not allowed list? Maybe it's also time for another
Richard> purging of the list?

Thats not a good idea. Some people run local gateways accessible by
only a limited number of people, which saves both bandwidth and often
disk space.

The problem here is that someone seems to be gating to the old
hierachy and feeding it to others.