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Usenet, or Netnews, is a world-wide distributed discussion system. Traditional access to newsgroups, or discussion fora, requires newsreader software and access to a newsserver. Many ISPs provide access to a newsserver as part of their service package.
This category provides general information about Usenet.
Freedom Knights of Usenet
Dedicated to free speech, and its implementation on Usenet, an alternative point of view. Information about Usenet sites of Virtue and surviving UDPs.
Internet Software Consortium
An FTP site with archives of various Usenet related documents. Includes active files, control messages, list of Usenet hierarchies.
Authoritative Active File
Maintained by the Big Eight Moderation Team at isc.org. This active file is a complete and current list of newsgroups available. Not limited to the "Big 8" groups only.
Offers reviews of several websites on newsgroups. Includes a forum where users can share ideas and get assistance.
Offers binary newsgroup tutorials covering downloading, posting and use of software tools. Includes messageboard.
Usenet on Livinginternet.com
History of Usenet as a whole and of specific hierarchies like alt.*, bitnet and fidonet, old Usenet maps, the way the newsgroups work and how to use them, tips on advanced use, useful links.
A presentation of Usenet: its history, terms and organization along with technical details and information on binary content.
How to Usenet
A brief introduction to Usenet, particularly focusing on selecting a server and choosing a newsreader. Also features a collection of useful links.