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Re: Statements against new.net?

  • From: Simon Lyall
  • Date: Wed Mar 14 03:53:47 2001

On Tue, 13 Mar 2001, Eric A. Hall wrote:
> Usenet is awash in hierarchical disorder. Different servers have different
> groups, at the whim of the server operator. Please let's not make DNS work
> like Usenet. Thanks.

I'm afraid you are fairly wrong there. 90% if the differences are in the
alt.* hierarchy which is explicity and area set aside for groups to be
created at random by anyone. Even in that area sites will have most of the
popular groups.

Most other hierarchies are either local or fairly well controlled (rec,
nz, uk) and groups are added and removed by pgp signed crontrol messages.

But this isn't really the place to discuss Usenet hierarchy policy.

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