tickets #47015

SUSE/openSUSE Forums and NNTP

Added by hendersj@gmail.com 7 months ago. Updated 3 months ago.

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It's recently come to the forum admin staff's attention that the NNTP
server that some use to access the forums at forums.opensuse.org (and
forums.suse.com for that matter) are planned to be shutdown in the near
future.

We have a small but significant group of users who use NNTP as their access
to the forums.

Gertjan suggested that I drop a note to these two groups to see if we could
look at standing up our own INN instances somewhere in the SUSE
infrastructure to take on this role.

We have a gateway that copies messages from NNTP to vBulletin (and vice
versa), so would just need to have a server to manage and host the
messages. I have done some work on maintaining the gateway code, and my
test environment uses INN, so I know the configuration works.

I'm going to be out of town next week with limited access to e-mail
(business trip with evening events), but I'm happy to provide input and
assistance as I am able to.

Jim

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#1 Updated by pjessen 7 months ago

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hendersj@gmail.com wrote:

It's recently come to the forum admin staff's attention that the NNTP

server that some use to access the forums at forums.opensuse.org (and

forums.suse.com for that matter) are planned to be shutdown in the near

future.


We have a small but significant group of users who use NNTP as their access

to the forums.


Gertjan suggested that I drop a note to these two groups to see if we could

look at standing up our own INN instances somewhere in the SUSE

infrastructure to take on this role.

Hi Jim

technically I see no reason why not, we could easily set up a separate VM (alternatively host an inn instance on an existing one). I think the only hurdle might be finding someone with the time and skills, but if you're up for that yourself, you're good to go.

#2 Updated by hendersj@gmail.com 7 months ago

I'll have to give that some thought. Normally, I'd be inclined to say yes,
but I know what my time load is right now, and feel like I probably
couldn't take on another project. If SUSE wanted to continue to provide
the NNTP service for the SUSE forums (forums.suse.com), this is something
that could be piggybacked onto that.

Let me chat with the other forum staff and see if someone might be
interested in stepping up to take on the care and feeding.

Going to be away for a week, so please keep the issue open until after I
return.

Jim

On Sat, Feb 2, 2019 at 12:52 AM admin@opensuse.org wrote:

[openSUSE Tracker]

Issue #47015 has been updated by pjessen.


Category set to servers hosted by community

Private changed from Yes to No


hendersj@gmail.com wrote:

It's recently come to the forum admin staff's attention that the NNTP

server that some use to access the forums at forums.opensuse.org (and

forums.suse.com for that matter) are planned to be shutdown in the near

future.


We have a small but significant group of users who use NNTP as their

access

to the forums.


Gertjan suggested that I drop a note to these two groups to see if we

could

look at standing up our own INN instances somewhere in the SUSE

infrastructure to take on this role.


Hi Jim


technically I see no reason why not, we could easily set up a separate VM

(alternatively host an inn instance on an existing one). I think the only

hurdle might be finding someone with the time and skills, but if you're up

for that yourself, you're good to go.




tickets #47015: SUSE/openSUSE Forums and NNTP
https://progress.opensuse.org/issues/47015#change-184421


  • Author: hendersj@gmail.com
  • Status: New
  • Priority: Normal
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  • Category: servers hosted by community

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It's recently come to the forum admin staff's attention that the NNTP

server that some use to access the forums at forums.opensuse.org (and

forums.suse.com for that matter) are planned to be shutdown in the near

future.


We have a small but significant group of users who use NNTP as their access

to the forums.


Gertjan suggested that I drop a note to these two groups to see if we could

look at standing up our own INN instances somewhere in the SUSE

infrastructure to take on this role.


We have a gateway that copies messages from NNTP to vBulletin (and vice

versa), so would just need to have a server to manage and host the

messages. I have done some work on maintaining the gateway code, and my

test environment uses INN, so I know the configuration works.


I'm going to be out of town next week with limited access to e-mail

(business trip with evening events), but I'm happy to provide input and

assistance as I am able to.


Jim



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#3 Updated by malcolmlewis 3 months ago

Hi
Just an FYI. We have had advance notice that the nntp servers (openSUSE/SUSE/Microfocus) will be shutdown on/about June 19, 2019.

#4 Updated by hendersj@gmail.com 3 months ago

Thanks, I got that notice today as well. I've asked the admin group again
if someone wants to help set the NNTP servers up, as I definitely don't
have the time in my schedule to take on another project at this time.

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