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[leafnode-list] Re: database versus /var/spool/news/

Thufir <hawat.thufir@xxxxxxxxx> writes:

> Just curious as to why messages go to /var/spool/news/ instead of into a 
> RDMS, which'd seem more natural.  This is for historical reasons?

Yes, traditional newsreaders would access /var/spool/news -- but that's
long gone. Chances are that leafnode 2.0 will still stick with that
scheme (with minor modifications) though. Accessing articles via files
is /usually/ (except for pathological cases) fast enough; .overview
(XOVER/OVER/NOV support) is a different issue though and was never part
of the original "traditional spool" format.

Matthias Andree
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