to Find Announcements and Discussions
the local a2i.announce newsgroup
and cross-posted into the local a2i.info newsgroup. Follow-up questions
from users, their answers, and related discussion,
will be found in a2i.info but not in a2i.announce. The a2i.announce and
a2i.info newsgroups may be accessed via a number of
methods described below.
in our services is made available via these official announcements.
may be found in the a2i.general newsgroup.
your web browser to http://forum.rahul.net/
and follow the instructions in the Notices section to become a
registered user of the forums. Follow-up questions
may be posted into the a2i.info forum.
a Newsreader, i.e., an NNTP ClientWhile
connected to the
Internet, simply point your nntp client to news.rahul.net (see the NNTP
ACCESS section below) and access the relevant newsgroups. (You may
post follow-up questions to a2i.info.)
a Mail ClientTo get announcements by email as they
you will need to subscribe to the a2i-announce or a2i-info mailing
This can be done by pointing your web browser to
and following the links. After you subscribe
to a mailing list, you will be able to view its archives of old
with a web browser. Follow-up questions cannot be sent to these mailing
lists by email, but they may be submitted by the other methods
described in this document.
Linux ShellIf logged into the Linux shell on the Classic Linux servers
(azure.rahul.net, green.rahul.net, mauve.rahul.net, . . .), use nn, tin, or trn to access the
relevant newsgroups, or type the command 'a2inews' at the shell prompt
to read only the official announcements in reverse chronological order.
DiscussionsGeneral discussions among users may be found in
the a2i.general newsgroup. This newsgroup is gatewayed to a
corresponding mailing list called a2i-general and a corresponding forum
called a2i.general. Use any of the methods described above to access
AccessTo access news.rahul.net via nntp from the
Internet, point your web browser to https://userinfo.rahul.net/,
with your usual login name and password, and then follow the 'Auxiliary
Password for NNTP and Web Proxy' link. This will generate the needed
for you. You can now use this for nntp access to news.rahul.net. (If
you are unable to log into the above URL, please contact
firstname.lastname@example.org and ask us to enable your access to
userinfo.rahul.net—there is no charge for this.)
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