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The Sunday 2006-12-31 at 10:26 +0100, jdd sur free wrote:
Carlos E. R. wrote:
On news servers the administrator can also delete
postings. I'm unsure if
that will stop clients from posting again to that same OT thread if they
have a local copy, though.
on news server, there is nothing like "local copy" (unless you make a save),
so it's no more possible to anwser a cancelled message.
No, the client can have a full copy of what is (or was) at the upstream
news server. Mozilla can do that. More, you can have your local mirror
news server, using package "leafnode".
That's what I call client local copy.
I'm not sure that what is deleted upstream is also deleted on client
copies. That's the point I was wondering about.
do think at the differences between news and mail:
* news are online reading. one must be online to use the forum. This allow the
owner or a moderator to cancel a message. Mail are off line reading, so posts
sent are kept by the receiver. this is cheaper as for connection cost, the
receiver can keep a copy of the message. The owner have to keep a copy of all
messages if he wants to be able to answer an old message
News can be off-line reading as well. That's what I used leafnode for when
I was on dial-up. I run "fetchnews" from the ip-up script and
disconnected. I answered using pine or mozilla or whatever, and my answers
were sent the next time I connected.
This is linux, everything is possible ;-)
* with news it's the server that archives the
messages, usually for a limited
time (1 month, frequently), so anybody coming in the middle of a discussion
can read and answer. mails can be archived by the server, but in openSUSE one
mails are obfuscated and it's impossible to answer neither on the list neither
to the original poster
That's the typical use, but the users can also keep their local copy with
different deletion policy.
anyway, if most of the users agreed, it's very
easy to test it for a limited
period of time and to make a decision afterward.
As I don't participate there, it's up to you all. I only wanted to mention
news is not yet used by openSUSE, it's a shame, this is a very old and very
nice tool :-)
True. It is used by Novell, by the way (support-forums.novell.com
are some opensuse groups there, with messages stored for two years that I
Carlos E. R.
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