Re: Usenet gateway?

Richard Gooch (rgooch@atnf.CSIRO.AU)
Wed, 6 Aug 1997 10:36:19 +1000

Jes Degn Soerensen writes:
> >>>>> "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.

I don't care if they run a local gateway, as long as they don't gate
back into the mailing list from Usenet (be it local or
otherwise). What I am saying is that when they break the rules (or
stuff up), they get barred from the list automatically, which prevents
the rest of us getting duplicates. The onus should be placed on them
to plead with Dave M. to be reinstated.

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

But how is it getting from the old heirarchy into the mailing list?
Does someone still have a Usenet -> vger gateway? If so, they should
be permanently blocked, as Dave M. has stated that this is not to be
done. Unfortunately, setting up these filters to enforce the rules is
something take takes up Dave's valuable time. I'm can understand why
he'd get pissed off at having to stuff around with these things,
especially since it can all be avoided by people respecting his