[Samba] apologies for duplicate posts - btw what's the real diff
between gmane.network.samba.general and mailing.unix.samba?
urs.rau at uk.om.org
Tue Mar 29 19:37:23 GMT 2005
Sorry to those of you that have received duplicates of my messages over
the easter weekend.
I had subscribed to the nntp server of my isp (pipex uk) and searched
for "samba" it showed a few hits but "gmane.network.samba.general"
showed as containing no posts but "mailing.unix.samba" showed a bit more
than 20'000 so I subscribed to that and sent a slurr of messages with
questions and followups to that newslist over the weekend, and my
questions did show up in "mailing.unix.samba". But not having received a
single answer by the end of the weekend I thought something was a little
So I went to check the samba.org archives and found that my messages had
not made it to the official mailing list nor to the email archives.
That's when I started resending the relevant messages from the past few
days but this time to "gmane.network.samba.general". So if some have
seen my posts more than once, I am sorry, but at least I corrected my
spelling in the second postings and did not resend the level 10 log of
What is the purpose or function of newsgroup "mailing.unix.samba"? And
is it my ISPs fault that they only offer "mailing.unix.samba" for
subscription and not "gmane.network.samba.general" and how do the two
lists relate to each other? It would appear that at least some of the
posts to "gmane.network.samba.general" do make it to
"mailing.unix.samba" but no messages appear to travel the "other way".
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