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From: Phil Boyd (philboyd_at_[hidden])
Date: 2002-03-11 21:21:48

Quick read thru the article seems to indicate a Request for Discussion
followed by a vote. If the vote passes - then the group at Duke University
will initiate the newsgroup for us. Once that is done - it is up to the
various providers/ISPs as to whether they wish to subscribe to the

On the other hand - it could be as simple as someone setting up an NNTP
server on their personal hw, and saying voila. Again it would be up to the
various NNTP providers as to whether they wished to propogate the group.

Moderated groups require an email address for the posting so the moderator
can deny or approve the posting.

I can check with my ISP and see if they are willing to initiate a newsgroup.
I don't think I can start one by hosting it on my box because I'm DHCP.

Phil Boyd, MCP

-----Original Message-----
From: David B. Held [mailto:dheld_at_[hidden]]
Sent: Monday, March 11, 2002 20:51
To: boost_at_[hidden]
Subject: Re: [boost] Re: move to mailman

-----Original Message-----
From: David Abrahams <david.abrahams_at_[hidden]>
To: boost_at_[hidden] <boost_at_[hidden]>
Date: Monday, March 11, 2002 06:19 PM
Subject: Re: [boost] Re: move to mailman

>When someone figures out what we need to do to get it set up and finds
>us the resources (if any are required). IU will not host an nntp server
>for us, but AFAIK we're not even sure if that's needed. We never really
>got to the bottom of the "what's needed to set up a usenet newsgroup"
seems to be relevant. It doesn't say what is needed to
actually create a new newsgroup by yourself, but it isn't
clear that that's possible, either.


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