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Gabriel Coindreau

Old QUICS

Post by Gabriel Coindreau » Thu Oct 23, 2003 11:46 pm

We still have an old QNX4 box sitting in the server room, we no longer use
it but its still there. Last night I was playing with my new laptop,
transferring stuff from the old one and came up with Phindows, fired it away
and entered the QNX4 machine for the first time in years. Out of sheer
curiosity I typed "tin" and got inside the old news server, lots of really
old posts there.

Spent a few good minutes reading old posts from "aboyd" and "waflowers" and
the like:

=====
Newsgroups: quics.experts.net
Path: quics!aboyd
From: aboyd@qnx.com (Andrew Boyd)
Subject: Re: pci ne2000
Organization: QNX Software Systems
Message-ID: <DLr913.nqD@qnx.com>
References: <DLr79o.2uw@qnx.com>
X-Newsreader: TIN [version 1.2 PL2]
Date: Thu, 25 Jan 1996 21:00:40 GMT
danh's neato bmcpu program
lordy, commenting on my own postings, ya gotta wonder what
I do in the privacy of my own home :>
======

I have many many megs of old posts like that, I'll make sure I backup them
before they tear down that old 486 QNX4 server.

One question, most of the posts are expired for obvious reasons, if I
remember correctly there was a way to reindex the news system so all the
posts became available again, does anyone remembers how to do it? (damn,
maybe I need to email glen... hehe)

Regards,

Gabriel C.

Mario Charest

Re: Old QUICS

Post by Mario Charest » Fri Oct 24, 2003 12:30 am

"Gabriel Coindreau" <gcoindreau@yahoo.com> wrote in message
news:bn9o9q$rps$1@inn.qnx.com...

We still have an old QNX4 box sitting in the server room, we no longer use
it but its still there. Last night I was playing with my new laptop,
transferring stuff from the old one and came up with Phindows, fired it
away
and entered the QNX4 machine for the first time in years. Out of sheer
curiosity I typed "tin" and got inside the old news server, lots of really
old posts there.

I don't know about thin, but all the post are available in ascii format (I
beleive you need a quics account). I keep a local copy, often handy through
the power of grep.
Spent a few good minutes reading old posts from "aboyd" and "waflowers"
and
the like:

=====
Newsgroups: quics.experts.net
Path: quics!aboyd
From: aboyd@qnx.com (Andrew Boyd)
Subject: Re: pci ne2000
Organization: QNX Software Systems
Message-ID: <DLr913.nqD@qnx.com
References: <DLr79o.2uw@qnx.com
X-Newsreader: TIN [version 1.2 PL2]
Date: Thu, 25 Jan 1996 21:00:40 GMT

danh's neato bmcpu program

lordy, commenting on my own postings, ya gotta wonder what
I do in the privacy of my own home :
======

I have many many megs of old posts like that, I'll make sure I backup them
before they tear down that old 486 QNX4 server.

One question, most of the posts are expired for obvious reasons, if I
remember correctly there was a way to reindex the news system so all the
posts became available again, does anyone remembers how to do it? (damn,
maybe I need to email glen... hehe)

Regards,

Gabriel C.

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