Thoughts about a Classiccmp private newsgroup

From: Hotze <>
Date: Sat Apr 11 09:06:32 1998

Yeah, but could such a thing be done on Linux/UNIX OS's? I'm guessing that
you would need a NT server... and I don't like NT servers. I actually had a
NT and Linux server running on the exact same machine, at different times.
NT was harder to handle, and had more crashes just when I needed it most,
with many requests. Also, I had to reboot it 8 times to get it set up with
my video card, but not other cards, altogether, it took 16 reboots, compared
to 1 with Linux. My NT 5.0 beta is showing some signs of hope, but I'll
need a lot more before trusting NT with a hobby list as important as this
Just my 0.02

Tim D. Hotze
-----Original Message-----
From: Richard A. Cini <>
To: Discussion re-collecting of classic computers
Date: Saturday, April 11, 1998 4:29 PM
Subject: Re: Thoughts about a Classiccmp private newsgroup

>On Fri, 10 Apr 1998 09:49:03 -0700 (PDT), Sam Ismail <>
>On Fri, 10 Apr 1998, Richard A. Cini wrote:
>> Anyway, as part of my Microsoft beta testing, I belong to a small
>> of "elite" testers. Called ClubWin!, we have a private administrative
>> newsgroup that requires a login name and password. Having a ClassicCmp
>> newsgroup would provide a threaded conversation capability. We could also
>> hang an e-mail gateway off of the news server to provide e-mail messages
>> those who can't or want to use a newsgroup.
>>>Give us more details, Richard.
> Well, since I wasn't the one who implemented the news server, I'm only
>guessing as to its implementation. You can probably hang a NNTP (news)
>server off of any Internet-accessible server. The news server has its own
>address. Bill Whitson could create one off of the ClassicCmp server at
>UofWA, or anyone else here with a free IP address and the approval of the
>bosses. You could then also provide an e-mail gateway the news server so
>that those who want the newsgroup activity by e-mail can get it.
> Authentication is either anonymous or login required. Each of us is
>given a login name and password (like rcini and 12345678), which will be
>required to logon. From there, your newsreader takes over.
>Rich Cini/WUGNET
> <> (remove nospam_ to use)
> ClubWin! Charter Member (6)
> MCP Windows 95/Windows Networking
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