[oclug] Linux position - Wind River Ottawa
dan at langille.org
Wed May 19 17:14:17 EDT 2004
On 19 May 2004 at 14:48, Bob Lockie wrote:
> On 05/19/04 14:13 Dan Langille spoke:
> > On Wed, 19 May 2004, Bob Lockie wrote:
> >>When I reply to a newsgroup posting, it goes to the newsgroup.
> >>Mailing lists should be the same.
> > That ignores the fundamental differences between newsgroups and
> > mailing list.
> And what are the fundamental differences?
I'm glad you asked.
The primary difference is the the method of message distribution. I
stress that this is a simplified description. Someone can elaborate
upon it, but this will do for starters.
With a mailing list, you have a central mailing list server through
which all the emails flow. With a newsgroup, you peer with other
newsservers with whom you exchange newsgroup postings.
> I prefer newsgroups but some things are mailing list only.
I like both, but for different reasons and purposes. Mailing lists
are different from new groups, despite the similarities.
Dan Langille : http://www.langille.org/
BSDCan - http://www.bsdcan.org/
More information about the OCLUG