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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.
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