Old newsreader source code

Bill Gunshannon bill.gunshannon at hotmail.com
Wed May 9 07:49:11 CDT 2018

On 05/08/2018 12:23 PM, Seth Morabito via cctalk wrote:
> I'm experimenting with setting up UUCP and Usenet on a cluster of 3B2/400s, and I've quickly discovered that while it's trivial to find old source code for Usenet (B News and C News), it's virtually impossible to find source code for old news *readers*.
> I'm looking especially for nn, which was my go-to at the time. The oldest version I've found so far is nn 6.4, which is too big to compile on a 3B2/400. If I could get my hands on 6.1 or earlier, I think I'd have a good chance.
> I also found that trn 3.6 from 1994 works well enough, though it is fairly bloated. Earlier versions of that might be better.
> Does anyone have better Google-fu than I do? Or perhaps you've got earlier sources squirreled away?
> As an aside: If you were active on Usenet in 1989, what software were you using?

Have you tried looking at the archives of things like comp.sources.unix 
or the
other comp.sources groups?

First news server I used was on a 3B2 back in the early 80's.


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