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Re: The first comment is...

Patrick Lenz wrote:
> On Sun, 9 Aug 1998, Christopher Blizzard wrote:
> I think comments outside of the description field make sense. There's a
> specific type of comments I would not want to appear in the description
> field.

Agreed.  The comments might be something like "you need the real player"
or something similar.  It's not content.

> > News servers do have a nice property; They are very good at figuring out
> > what articles they have in comparison with what other news servers have
> > and just transferring the ones that they need.  We can probably come up
> > with another scheme with a web based scheme.  I may be a bit late to
> > this discussion.  Can someone outline what the points are of NNTP/news
> > that make it the transport mechanism of choice?
> I'm not really happy with the NNTP solution either. I still think it's
> somewhat overkill for our purpose and requires additional resources at
> every site I for one am hardly able to provide (freshmeat's running on a
> P166/64 with a constant load between 2.00 and 3.00).

I have a similar situation although not anywhere near as serious.  I
have to use my machine as a workstation; I need to be able to get work
done.  :)



Christopher Blizzard