damin at nacs.net
Tue Sep 5 23:41:04 UTC 2006
On Wed, 6 Sep 2006, Mikael Abrahamsson wrote:
> On Wed, 6 Sep 2006, Jeroen Massar wrote:
> > seems to be loads of people doing a lot of posting and reading, where else
> > would the volume of that traffic come from?
> I guess experiences differ from different organisations, when I discovered
> that server-server traffic was at least 10x more than people actually read
> (server-client) I didn't feel like trying to get my (then) employer
> continue running the NNTP server.
> My feeling today (or rather, 3-5 years ago) is that NNTP is used instead
> of bittorrent and other PtP protocols to move copyrighted material, and
> I'd say that it probably makes more sense for some to let their users
> invest in that drivespace than to have themselves run an NNTP server and
> spend operational resources on keeping it running well.
> I've also heard people complaining about a few NNTP users causing a lot of
> helpdesk tickets in respect to "single message missing" because they
> cannot download that 4.7 gig ISO correctly because a message got lost
> somewhere in the middle.
I came to much the same conclusion several years ago, when we finally
decommissioned our NNTP Servers and out-sourced the service to an outside
company. Running an NNTP server was a full-time job, and the 500 or so
people that used it didn't generate enough revenue for us to continue
managing it inside.
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