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Re: [leafnode-list] local groups, use as archive

On Sat, 10 Feb 2001, Volker Apelt wrote:
> Is it possible to use the local groups feature of leafnode
> as a archive, too?
> The idea is to have your Reader save all interesting messages
> in a queue directory. A cron job (rewriter) takes all files 
> from the queue, prepends a "SAFE." in front of all newsgroups
> _and_ all group reference urls inside the message and moves
> them to a rnews_queue dir, where (cron job) rnews takes 
> them and merges them into the local spool.
> One advantage is the central archive, which is reachable 
> no matter what Reader & OS your are using now.
> What do you think about this concept ?

I would like to see a feature where all my newgroup posts are
automatically archived. If this can be achieved through leafnode, I think
it would be a useful feature (though there is always the problem of
creeping featuritis -- I'm not sure if it is better to implement this
inside leafnode or some other way).

I have thought of the idea of leafnode allowing a user-definable script
being run on every outgoing post before it is sent; this could be used to
archive the posts. It could also be used to spam-block outgoing posts, or
other purposes.

I like the idea of being able to access archived posts by nntp.
> I'd like to have my own local namespace (prefix), that will 
> never collide with the names for world wide groups.
> Which Prefix should I choose for the "SAFE." string. Is 
> there any sequence, that is not allowed,  guaranteed not 
> appeare for official (world wide) groups, and is  
> guaranteed to be usable by conforming news readers? 

How about starting with a '-' such as '-safe.whatever'; would
this work?

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