uunet ends newsfeed/newsreader in US

Joe Greco jgreco at ns.sol.net
Fri Mar 30 15:50:33 CDT 2012

> On Fri, 30 Mar 2012, Henry Yen 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?
> UUNet's still been running NNTP/NNRP servers?
> I had an NNTP feed from them...back in 1995...when you could actually do a 
> feed on a T1 and have room for dial-up customer traffic.

UUNet hasn't been relevant to USENET for many, many, many years.

... JG
Joe Greco - sol.net Network Services - Milwaukee, WI - http://www.sol.net
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