>That's true, but what mailing lists can do that newsgroups cannot is
>restrict access/posting permission on a *list by list* basis. AFAIK,
>all available news server software is on an all-or-nothing basis.
Not true -- it's fairly easy to restrict posting, actually, at least
with traditional spool situations. you simply use group permissions
in the directory structure.
Now, with modern versions of INN and the cycbuff stuff, I don't know
offhand how easy this is to do, but if what you're doing is setting
up restricted access for local groups or internal stuff, it's easy to
use traditional spool for those groups. You can even set up
(literally) private hierarchies and sub-hierarchies by restricting
access to the directory structure completely. Very useful in some
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