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Re: [opensuse] Re: Post to opensuse@xxxxxxxxxxxx denied---stupid rules R US
On 2014-03-27 13:01, jdd wrote:
Le 27/03/2014 12:42, Carlos E. R. a écrit :

Unless the nntp server uses authentication, but this is rare.

I think this is wrong.

ig you use your ISP server you are perfectly identified,

Identified, yes. Your ISP always knows who you are and what you do.

if you use
gmail or, you have to register, but only once for any group

opensuse nntp server uses none. The nntp servers I have used of usenet
longtime, use none. It is a possibility, yes, but few use them.

Gmane is an exception, and they do it because they act as gateway to
mail lists: they would not be able to send your post to the list server
in your name unless they don't subscribe in your name (probably with the
"nomail" option).

If they don't do this, answers would go to a generic gmane user, not to
you. You would be able to recognize answers to your posts.

They could also subscribe with an email with the gmane domain, not your
real email.

the main difference is the way it works:

* mail load all the mails and allows reading off line, good for time
paid connexion
* new only get headers, but do not works if not online, better for dls

That's what leafnode is for: offline news reading/writing. ;-)

* web forum are best for one on a while question, where you will
probably never come again

Yes, that's what I would think, but then there are many people using the
same forum daily and profusely. Those are often the people that are
there helping most of the people with their questions. If all were
people coming for a quick question, then nobody would be there to give
quality answers.

Cheers / Saludos,

Carlos E. R.
(from 13.1 x86_64 "Bottle" at Telcontar)

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