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Re: Upgrading the news URL
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- Subject: Re: Upgrading the news URL
- From: Art Pollard <pollarda@xxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Wed, 2 Apr 1997 12:14:33 -1000
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On Wed, 2 Apr 1997, Dan Fabulich wrote:
> Andrew Pam wrote:
> > Interesting - I knew that DejaNews had a significant archive of Usenet,
> > but I was not aware until now that they had committed to archiving all
> > of Usenet indefinitely.
> Er, they don't, and can't be expected to. They have a gigantic chunk
> of Usenet, but I know for a fact that some articles I've written in the
> past year aren't on DejaNews.
That's why it makes sense to move towards a distibuted system. It
wouldn't be too much of a problem for a newsserver to archive say 1 or two
newsgroups. (Though some newsgroups have so much traffic......) If this
were the case, newsgroups could be duplicated on multiple machines and
queries would get routed to all applicable machines.
> > Well, I have already done that part, but I think we need more than just
> > the transclusion syntax! For one thing, DejaNews represents a potential
> > single point of failure.
> Yes, that was the other problem. I mean, DejaNews could keep backups
> and mirrors, but I wouldn't want the whole system to be backed up by one
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