On Thu, 25 Jan 2001 09:53:26 -0500
Dave Sill <de5-list-managers @
> "Bos, P.G.J. - SPLXM" <Piet .
>> Is ther a simple and efficient mail(list) to news gateway. We
>> have a newsserver (innd) running on a linux box and a Majordomo
>> listserver on a RS6000 both machines are situated in our
>> Intranet. I want postings to some lists to be automatically send
>> as news to certain newsgroups or the other way around.
>> Are ther solutions for this, not so big, problem?
> Newsgate, available from:
There are also MLM's with built-in news gating support (eg Mailman).
> BTW, it's not such a small problem, either. There are some simple
> traps in setting up gateways with spectacular failure
> modes. Newsgate is good for avoiding those pitfalls.
There are also a painful class of potential problem which may arise
if your export the gated newsgroup to other news servers than the
one gated to/from, such as having a remote server dump and
re-broadcast their entire store due to a reindex, resulting in yout
news-<mail gate importing this broadcast back-history onto your
list. Without very good control on your news network, this can be
an uncomfortably common occurance (ie its happened to me at least 5
times that I can recall) -- its not fun seeing and entire year's
worth of traffic replayed onto your list over the space of some
J C Lawrence claw @
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