NNTP feed.

Simon Lyall simon at darkmere.gen.nz
Wed Sep 6 03:02:14 UTC 2006

On Wed, 6 Sep 2006, Daniel Roesen wrote:
> If folks would end abusing NNTP for file distribution via flooding, the
> matter would quickly be resolved. Am i naive?

The technical term might be "trolling" . Binaries have made up the vast
majority of Usenet bandwidth since at least the early 90s so hoping it
will go away will not happen.

One of the attractions to Usenet is that since the majority of messages
(by number) are in fact discussions it is hard to claim it is an illegal
file sharing network which is why (IANAL) the *AA hasn't shut it down yet
and Usenet providers operate openly.

Talking of "resolving" and "abusing" wrt binary newsfeeds grew old around
10 years ago. These days plenty of people run text-only feeds and leave
the full-binary feeds to the top hundred or so sites that can afford

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