brad at stop.mail-abuse.org
Mon Mar 21 00:05:49 UTC 2005
At 7:53 PM +0000 2005-03-20, Per Hedeland wrote:
> OK - but surely you have the cooperation of those that do control the
> news server, and they are configuring it specifically for this
We do have access to the news server, just like any other news
client on the local network.
> A mailing list gateway should be treated as a "feed" on the
> news server side, for both directions, because that's what it is - and
> such a configuration properly done is also all that is really needed on
> the news server side.
That might be the preferred configuration, but I can assure you
that this sort of thing is not going to be universally available, and
so Mailman cannot assume that this is the only method that will be
used. Client-side methods have to be assumed first, since they can
be pretty much guaranteed to be universally accessible.
If you want to provide code to implement a minimal news server in
Python and incorporate all the necessary mail-to-news gateway
features, I'm sure that the Mailman developers would be interested in
seeing what you've got. At the very least, it would be an
interesting addition to the system.
But the client-side code would remain, because it would have to.
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