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  #580530 12-Feb-2012 16:21
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freitasm: ISP realises NNTP is maibnly used for copyright infringement these days, so naturally they want to move away from this kind of thing.



Usenet copyright violation involves just the binary newsgroups AFAIK.  Therefore ISPs can address copyright violations by dropping those newsgroups where binaries are the predominant form of posting. 

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  #580539 12-Feb-2012 17:25
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Sure. But the number of NNTP users these days probably won't justify ISPs maintaining their own servers. There are still third party services with full NNTP access around, independent of ISPs.




 

 

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  #580681 13-Feb-2012 09:37
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Actually Mauricio, I gave you the wrong steer in my email - sorry. The decision was made Friday to migrate this onto another server in our DC and support it...




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  #580682 13-Feb-2012 09:38
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There you go... It's not dead yet.




 

 

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  #580822 13-Feb-2012 12:47
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I'd love to know the % of Orcon's total user base that actually use the newsgroups.  I'm pretty sure it'll be within single digits, and probably not worth them supporting 


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  #580830 13-Feb-2012 13:04
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I keep forgetting about newgroups.... havent touched them in years. Usually because previous providers never seemed to get complete groups and you'd be missing half the posts....




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  #581049 13-Feb-2012 20:04
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nate: I'd love to know the % of Orcon's total user base that actually use the newsgroups.  I'm pretty sure it'll be within single digits, and probably not worth them supporting 


/my 2 cents. 


The cost of support is probably insignificant - modest hardware and software configuration, a few watts of power each day and modest network bandpass (especially if binary groups are dropped).  Oh - and a paragraph or two in the helpdesk manual. 

 
 
 
 




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xpd: I keep forgetting about newgroups.... havent touched them in years. Usually because previous providers never seemed to get complete groups and you'd be missing half the posts....


I subscribe to several text-only groups - using Agent with news.orcon.net.nz as the primary nntp server and nntp.aioe.org as a secondary.  AIOE rarely finds a post that Orcon didnt.

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