Terry Reedy tjreedy at
Fri Sep 27 15:56:52 EDT 2002

"> However, there's a mail-to-news-gateway (and reverse) available at
>, which NNTP access for many Python mailing lists.
> The data you'll need are:
> NNTP server:
> group name: gmane.comp.python.general
> No username or password required for reading. If you post, you'll
> to answer a one-time confirmation message for every group.
> I'd still prefer to use comp.lang.python diretly. But this is quite
> cool for all the SIG groups, as you can read them without actually
> subscribing.

I have been using gmane.comp.python.devel to follow the development
list and it is much nicer than downloading archive, which I did


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