ML <-> NG gateway is not working

Folks,

Guy has mentioned it a couple of times now. The gateway is not
functioning correctly. It appears OK in the ML -> NG direction, but
not the other way around.

I know little about this gateway, other than it’s discussed in “The
Ruby Way” with source code included.

Where is it run?

Who looks after it?

If nobody looks after it, can arrangements be made for someone to do
so?

Thanks,
Gavin (from the ML)

It’s running on my box.

The problem is that my ISP just seemed to change NNTP servers, and as a
result the news posting msg ID sequence got changed. The gateway then
decided that it didn;t need to send stuff because it had already sent
that id.

I’d love to pass this baton on to someone who has a less flaky news
server. Any offers?

Cheers

Dave

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On Wednesday, Oct 22, 2003, at 05:16 US/Central, Gavin Sinclair wrote:

Folks,

Guy has mentioned it a couple of times now. The gateway is not
functioning correctly. It appears OK in the ML -> NG direction, but
not the other way around.

I know little about this gateway, other than it’s discussed in “The
Ruby Way” with source code included.

Where is it run?

Who looks after it?

If nobody looks after it, can arrangements be made for someone to do
so?

Why is there a ML -> NG gateway anyway? It seems to me that the existence of
the newsgroup node pretty much defeats the advantages of being able to govern
a mailing list. Why not just use the newsgroup and kill the mailing list?
Or switch to a message board perhaps, and leave ruby-core as a mailing list?

Sean O'Dell
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On Wednesday 22 October 2003 08:49 am, Dave Thomas wrote:

On Wednesday, Oct 22, 2003, at 05:16 US/Central, Gavin Sinclair wrote:

Folks,

Guy has mentioned it a couple of times now. The gateway is not
functioning correctly. It appears OK in the ML -> NG direction, but
not the other way around.

I know little about this gateway, other than it’s discussed in “The
Ruby Way” with source code included.

Where is it run?

Who looks after it?

If nobody looks after it, can arrangements be made for someone to do
so?

It’s running on my box.

The problem is that my ISP just seemed to change NNTP servers, and as a
result the news posting msg ID sequence got changed. The gateway then
decided that it didn;t need to send stuff because it had already sent
that id.

I’d love to pass this baton on to someone who has a less flaky news
server. Any offers?

Hi!

  • Dave Thomas; 2003-10-22, 21:32 UTC:

The problem is that my ISP just seemed to change NNTP servers, and
as a result the news posting msg ID sequence got changed. The
gateway then decided that it didn;t need to send stuff because it
had already sent that id.

What about using individual.net?

Josef ‘Jupp’ Schugt

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Why is there a ML -> NG gateway anyway? It seems to me that the existence of
the newsgroup node pretty much defeats the advantages of being able to govern
a mailing list. Why not just use the newsgroup and kill the mailing list?
Or switch to a message board perhaps, and leave ruby-core as a mailing list?

Because I can’t access NNTP except via very delayed web interfaces, and
I cannot post at all.

However, if I were to be scanning for archives of messages about any
language, comp.lang.* is where I would start.

I think it makes sense. [I also get a bit of spam because I post to Usenet via this address – however, it’s only gone up a few messages per day since I started – not as big a deal, I don’t think.]