uunet ends newsfeed/newsreader in US

Cameron Byrne cb.list6 at gmail.com
Fri Mar 30 17:22:23 CDT 2012


On Mar 30, 2012 3:13 PM, "Christopher Morrow" <morrowc.lists at gmail.com>
wrote:
>
> On Fri, Mar 30, 2012 at 4:41 PM, Henry Yen <henry at aegisinfosys.com> wrote:
> > uunet/vzb "will terminate its United States Newsreader and Newsfeed
> > services on March 31, 2012, with no plans to offer a replacement, and
> > any content/data remaining after that date will be unrecoverably
deleted".
> >
> > does anyone on NANOG have any thoughtful comments on this?
>
> This is really about: "What do our customers pay for?" more than
> anything else. Keeping 12 diablo servers running for the zero actual
> customers who use them is ... patently a waste of assets.
>
> one server is ~1 sun-something + 1 large disk-array (at least)... so
> there's some significant savings in power and network ports alone.
>
> plus, Verizon is a Cellular carrier, just look at all of the
> advertisements you see for them, ever seen an "internet" add? or

Looks more like news groups than cellular to me. : /

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A-K71MpwCko

Cb

> "usenet" ? (fios doesn't count as it's a move by VZ back to
> monopoly-carrier status, not "internet")
>


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