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Where to Find Announcements and Discussions

Official announcements are posted in the local a2i.announce newsgroup and cross-posted into the local newsgroup. Follow-up questions from users, their answers, and related discussion, will be found in but not in a2i.announce. The a2i.announce and newsgroups may be accessed via a number of methods described below.

Information about significant changes in our services is made available via these official announcements.

General discussions may be found in the a2i.general newsgroup.

With a Web Browser

Point your web browser to and follow the instructions in the Notices section to become a registered user of the forums. Follow-up questions may be posted into the forum.

With a Newsreader, i.e., an NNTP Client

While connected to the Internet, simply point your nntp client to (see the NNTP ACCESS section below) and access the relevant newsgroups. (You may post follow-up questions to

With a Mail Client

To get announcements by email as they are issued, you will need to subscribe to the a2i-announce or a2i-info mailing list. This can be done by pointing your web browser to one of the links below. After you subscribe to a mailing list, you will be able to view its archives of old postings with a web browser. Follow-up questions cannot be sent to these mailing lists by email, but they may be submitted by the other methods described in this document.

From the Linux Shell

If logged into the Linux shell on the Classic Linux servers, use nn, tin, or trn to access the relevant newsgroups, or type the command 'a2inews' at the shell prompt to read only the official announcements (but not follow-up discussion) in reverse chronological order.

General Discussions

General discussions among users may be found in the a2i.general newsgroup. This newsgroup is gatewayed to a corresponding mailing list called a2i-general and a corresponding forum called a2i.general. Use any of the methods described above to access these.

NNTP Access

To access via nntp from the global Internet, point your web browser to, log in with your usual login name and password, and then follow the 'Auxiliary Password for NNTP and Web Proxy' link. This will generate the needed login information for you. You can now use this for nntp access to (If you are unable to log into the above URL, please contact and ask us to enable your access to—there is no charge for this.)

old/problems/where_to_find_announcements_and_discussions.txt · Last modified: 2021/01/30 02:40 by admin