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Re: Reducing Usenet Bandwidth

  • From: James Fidell
  • Date: Sat Feb 02 17:43:20 2002

Quoting Stephen J. Wilcox ([email protected]):

> For the peering point question I'm thinking some kind of multicast thing,
> internally I've no suggestions other than perhaps only exchanging message
> ids between peer servers, hence giving back a partial feed to the local
> box's external peers.
> Any thoughts?

Ask google about "drinking from the firehose USENET multicast news", 
or have a look in

I've no idea what became of this project.  I first read the paper
when it came out and I was running/hacking on news servers.  I clearly
thought it interesting enough to keep a copy of it.