Paul Ebersman wrote on 25/03/2020 16:59:
And scary as it sounds, UUCP over SLIP/PPP worked remarkably robustly.
uucp is a batch oriented protocol so it's pretty decent for situations where there's no permanent connectivity, but uncompelling otherwise.

nntp is a non-scalable protocol which broke under its own weight. Threaded news-readers are a great way of catching up with large mailing lists if you're prepared to put in the effort to create a bidirectional gateway. But that's really a statement that mail readers are usually terrible at handling large threads rather than a statement about nntp as a useful media delivery protocol.


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