[Haskell-cafe] Maintaining the community

Brandon S. Allbery KF8NH allbery at ece.cmu.edu
Fri Jul 13 19:01:05 EDT 2007

On Jul 13, 2007, at 17:41 , Anthony Chaumas-Pellet wrote:

> From: Andrew Coppin <andrewcoppin at btinternet.com>
>> Really? Most web servers will accept a connection from anybody.  
>> (Unless
>> it's *intended* to be an Intranet.) I'm not quite sure why somebody
>> would configure their NNTP server differently...
> The scale of an NNTP server is simply a *lot* bigger than most web
> servers, where you only need as much storage capacity and bandwidth as
> you have content to offer.

Also, expiring old articles is a very expensive operation.  (Yes, I  
used to run a news server, and monitor CMU ECE's internal server.)

brandon s. allbery [solaris,freebsd,perl,pugs,haskell] allbery at kf8nh.com
system administrator [openafs,heimdal,too many hats] allbery at ece.cmu.edu
electrical and computer engineering, carnegie mellon university    KF8NH

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