ietf-nntp NEWNEWS deprecation.
chl at clw.cs.man.ac.uk
Fri Dec 5 04:11:32 PST 1997
In local.nntp Clive D.W. Feather" <clive at demon.net> wrote:
>Vincent Archer said:
>> If you are not just fetching news for further processing, but fetching
>> them for reading, as you "news-in-a-watch" analogy indicates, then NEWNEWS
>> is totally useless, because to READ news, you need a lot more than getting
>Not true. The economics of phone calls in this country mean that the best
>strategy is often to download all the articles in one fast session, and
>then do the processing afterwards. Or download the heads and then select
>the bodies you want for later.
Absolutely so. I download my news overnight using NEWNEWS. It takes about
an hour. Then I read it during the day, at which time being online to my
feed site for any length of time would be _extremely_ expensive.
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