Followup to: <20010927013522.I11046@mea-ext.zmailer.org>
By author: Matti Aarnio <firstname.lastname@example.org>
In newsgroup: linux.dev.kernel
> It is not trivial.
> We ( email@example.com ) don't recommend making bidirectional
> gateways -- one mistake there, and the system causes duplication of
> messages at the list it is linked with. When we detect that mistake,
> the usual court-martial is swift, and feed from VGER to the GW is
> removed instantly.
> I think these loop problems were one of the reasons why one of us
> (DaveM) strongly opposes list<->news gateways. I am somewhat less
> in opposition, and my thinking is that the only way we can have
> reliable (hah!) list<->news gw is by running it centralized at VGER.
> Modern VGER has muscle for it, but don't expect it to happen any
> time soon.
I actually had such a centralized gateway ran at one time. It's still
running locally at Transmeta.
The only sane way to do this is in a centralized fashion, distributed
outbound via the standard news mechanisms.
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