Chapter 29. News Servers


In the early days of the Internet, newsgroups were a hugely popular way of sharing information to a wide audience, and also helped early collaboration between developers and users. In fact, the existence of Linux was first announced to a newsgroup by Linus Torvalds back in 1994.

Nowadays, collaboration has moved onto websites with tools such as Wikis and web forums becoming more popular. However, there are still reasons why you would use newsgroups, or, to give it its proper title, network news. If you are responsible for providing information to a wide range of people, you might find that deploying ...

Get Red Hat Fedora Core 6 Unleashed now with O’Reilly online learning.

O’Reilly members experience live online training, plus books, videos, and digital content from 200+ publishers.