Re: Usenet gateway?

Jes Degn Soerensen (
06 Aug 1997 10:45:28 +0200

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

Richard> Jes Degn Soerensen writes:
>> 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.

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

You have my full support here - I am just against banning such headers
as they are not the problem as long as people don't peer the groups
with others and feed the replies back into the list.

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

Hmmm do I really have to say "me too" .....

However a local private gateway which feeds things back to vger is not
a problem, as long as it behaves. I must say that I do not consider a
private gateway as a Usenet gateway.