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List of Active Newsgroups (Part 1)

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Archive-name: active-newsgroups/part1
Original-author: Gene Spafford <>
Comment: enhanced & edited until 5/93 by (Gene Spafford)
Last-change: 2 Dec 1996 by (David C Lawrence)

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The following is a list of currently active USENET newsgroups as of
2 Dec 1996.  This list does not include the gatewayed Internet newsgroups
(see below).  The groups distributed worldwide are divided into eight
broad classifications: "comp", "humanities", "misc", "news", "rec",
"sci", "soc", and "talk".  Each of these classifications is organized
into groups and subgroups according to topic.

"comp"  Topics of interest to both computer professionals and
	hobbyists, including topics in computer science, software
	source, and information on hardware and software systems.

        Professional and amateur topics in the arts & humanities.

"misc"  Groups addressing themes not easily classified under any of the
	other headings or which incorporate themes from multiple

"news"	Groups concerned with the news network and software themselves.

"rec"	Groups oriented towards the arts, hobbies and recreational

"sci"   Discussions marked by special and usually practical knowledge,
	relating to research in or application of the established

"soc"	Groups primarily addressing social issues and socializing.

"talk"	Groups largely debate-oriented and tending to feature long
	discussions without resolution and without appreciable amounts
	of generally useful information.

These "world" newsgroups are (usually) circulated around the entire
USENET -- this implies world-wide distribution.  Not all groups
actually enjoy such wide distribution, however.  Some sites take only
a selected subset of the more "technical" groups, and controversial
"noise" groups are often not carried by many sites (these groups are
often under the "talk" and "soc" classifications).  Many sites do not
carry some or all of the comp.binaries groups.

There are groups in other subcategories, but they are local: to
institutions, to geographic regions, etc. and they are not listed
here.  Note that these distribution categories can be used to restrict
the propagation of news articles.  Currently, distributions include:
	world		worldwide distribution (default)
	can		limited (mostly) to Canada
	eunet		limited (mostly) to European sites in EUNet
	na		limited (mostly) to North America
	usa		limited (mostly) to the United States
There may be other regional and local distribution categories available
at your site.  Most US states have distribution categories named after
the two letter abbreviation for that state or category (e.g., "ga" for
Georgia, "nj" for New Jersey). Please use an appropriate distribution
category if your article is not likely to be of interest to USENET
readers worldwide.  

Please notify me of any errors or changes to the information in
this article.

David Lawrence <>
Newsgroup               Description
comp.admin.policy	Discussions of site administration policies.			Artificial intelligence discussions.		Research about artificial life.	General document understanding technologies.	OCR research, algorithms and software.		Fuzzy set theory, aka fuzzy logic.		Artificial intelligence in games and game-playing.		Genetic algorithms in computing.	Announcements & abstracts of the Journal of AI Research. (Moderated)	Papers published by the Journal of AI Research. (Moderated)	Natural language processing by computers.	All aspects of neural networks.	Natural Language and Knowledge Representation. (Moderated)	Philosophical aspects of Artificial Intelligence.		Expert systems and other artificial intelligence shells.
comp.answers		Repository for periodic USENET articles. (Moderated)
comp.apps.spreadsheets	Spreadsheets on various platforms.
comp.arch		Computer architecture.
comp.arch.arithmetic	Implementing arithmetic on computers/digital systems.
comp.arch.bus.vmebus	Hardware and software for VMEbus Systems.
comp.arch.embedded	Embedded computer systems topics.
comp.arch.fpga		Field Programmable Gate Array based computing systems.	Storage system issues, both hardware and software.
comp.archives		Descriptions of public access archives. (Moderated)
comp.archives.admin	Issues relating to computer archive administration.	Announcements about Windows archives. (Moderated)	Discussing Microsoft Windows archives.
comp.archives.msdos.announce	Announcements about MSDOS archives. (Moderated)
comp.archives.msdos.d	Discussion of materials available in MSDOS archives.
comp.bbs.majorbbs	Support & discussion of The Major BBS from Galacticomm.
comp.bbs.misc		All aspects of computer bulletin board systems.
comp.bbs.tbbs		The Bread Board System bulletin board software.
comp.bbs.tsx		TSX BBS discussions.
comp.bbs.waffle		The Waffle BBS and USENET system on all platforms.
comp.benchmarks		Discussion of benchmarking techniques and results.
comp.binaries.acorn	Binary-only postings for Acorn machines. (Moderated)
comp.binaries.amiga	Encoded public domain programs in binary. (Moderated)
comp.binaries.apple2	Binary-only postings for the Apple II computer.
comp.binaries.cbm	For the transfer of 8bit Commodore binaries. (Moderated)
comp.binaries.geos	Binaries for the GEOS operating system. (Moderated)	Binary-only postings for IBM PC/MS-DOS. (Moderated)	Discussions about IBM/PC binary postings.	Requests for IBM PC and compatible programs.
comp.binaries.mac	Encoded Macintosh programs in binary. (Moderated)	Binary programs for Microsoft Windows. (Moderated)
comp.binaries.newton	Apple Newton binaries, sources, books, etc. (Moderated)
comp.binaries.os2	Binaries for use under the OS/2 ABI. (Moderated)
comp.binaries.psion	Binaries for the range of Psion computers. (Moderated)
comp.bugs.2bsd		Reports of UNIX* version 2BSD related bugs.
comp.bugs.4bsd		Reports of UNIX version 4BSD related bugs.
comp.bugs.4bsd.ucb-fixes	Bug reports/fixes for BSD Unix. (Moderated)
comp.bugs.misc		General UNIX bug reports and fixes (incl V7, uucp).
comp.bugs.sys5		Reports of USG (System III, V, etc.) bugs.
comp.cad.autocad	AutoDesk's AutoCAD software.
comp.cad.cadence	Users of Cadence Design Systems products.
comp.cad.compass	Compass Design Automation EDA tools.
comp.cad.i-deas		SDRC I-DEAS Masters Series software.
comp.cad.microstation	MicroStation CAD software and related products.
comp.cad.microstation.programmer	Developing software in Microstation CAD.	Parametric Technology's Pro/Engineer design package.
comp.cad.synthesis	Research and production in the field of logic synthesis.
comp.client-server	Topics relating to client/server technology.
comp.cog-eng		Cognitive engineering.
comp.compilers		Compiler construction, theory, etc. (Moderated)	Construction of compilers and tools with PCCTS.
comp.compression	Data compression algorithms and theory.
comp.compression.research	Discussions about data compression research. (Moderated)
comp.constraints	Constraint processing and related topics.	Manage data as a corporate asset: stds & methds.
comp.databases		Database and data management issues and theory.
comp.databases.adabas	ADABAS Database topics in general.
comp.databases.gupta	Gupta SQLWindows client-server development.	Problem resolution with DB2 database products.
comp.databases.informix	Informix database management software discussions.
comp.databases.ingres	Issues relating to INGRES products.	MS Windows' relational database system, Access.	Microsoft's SQL Server and related products.
comp.databases.object	Object-oriented paradigms in database systems.
comp.databases.olap	Analytical Processing, Multidimensional DBMS, EIS, DSS.	The SQL database products of the Oracle Corporation.	Oracle-related jobs, etc.	Oracle related topics.	Oracle database administration/server topics.	Oracle software tools/applications.
comp.databases.paradox	Borland's database for DOS & MS Windows.
comp.databases.pick	Pick-like, post-relational, database systems.
comp.databases.progress	The Progress 4GL & RDBMS.
comp.databases.rdb	The relational database engine RDB from DEC.
comp.databases.sybase	Implementations of the SQL Server.
comp.databases.theory	Discussing advances in database technology.
comp.databases.visual-dbase	Database discussions using Visual dBASE.	Fox Software's xBase system and compatibles.
comp.databases.xbase.misc	Discussion of xBase (dBASE-like) products.
comp.dcom.cabling	Cabling selection, installation and use.
comp.dcom.cell-relay	Forum for discussion of Cell Relay-based products.
comp.dcom.fax		Fax hardware, software, and protocols.
comp.dcom.frame-relay	Technology and issues regarding frame relay networks.
comp.dcom.isdn		The Integrated Services Digital Network (ISDN).
comp.dcom.lans.ethernet	Discussions of the Ethernet/IEEE 802.3 protocols.
comp.dcom.lans.fddi	Discussions of the FDDI protocol suite.
comp.dcom.lans.misc	Local area network hardware and software.
comp.dcom.lans.token-ring	Installing and using token ring networks.
comp.dcom.modems	Data communications hardware and software.	Network Testing and Analysis Procedures and Results.	Network management methods and applications.
comp.dcom.servers	Selecting and operating data communications servers.	Info on Cisco routers and bridges.
comp.dcom.sys.wellfleet	Wellfleet bridge & router systems hardware & software.
comp.dcom.telecom	Telecommunications digest. (Moderated)	Discussion of technical aspects of telephony.
comp.dcom.videoconf	Video conference technology and applications.	Document Management technologies.
comp.doc.techreports	Lists of technical reports. (Moderated)
comp.dsp		Digital Signal Processing using computers.
comp.editors		Topics related to computerized text editing.		Computer science education.	Computer assisted languages instruction issues.
comp.emacs		EMACS editors of different flavors.
comp.emacs.xemacs	Bug reports, questions and answers about XEmacs.
comp.emulators.announce	Emulator news, FAQs, announcements. (Moderated)
comp.emulators.apple2	Emulators of Apple // systems.
comp.emulators.cbm	Emulators of C-64, C-128, PET, and VIC-20 systems.	Emulators of game console systems.
comp.emulators.mac.executor	ARDI's Mac emulator, Executor.
comp.emulators.misc	Emulators of miscellaneous computer systems.	A free MS-Windows emulator under X.
comp.fonts		Typefonts -- design, conversion, use, etc.	Algorithms used in producing computer graphics.	Technical aspects of computer animation.	Object-oriented 3D graphics in Inventor.	Application Programmer Interface issues, methods.	The OpenGL 3D application programming interface.	The PEXlib application programming interface.	3-D graphics software from Alias Research.	The Application Visualization System.	IBM's Visualization Data Explorer (DX).	Questions, answers, tips and suggestions.	The gnuplot interactive function plotter.	The IRIS Explorer, aka MVE.	NewTek's Lightwave3D & related topics.	Question, answers, tips and suggestions.	Adobe Photoshop techniques & help.	Softimage applications and products.	Wavefront software products, problems, etc.	Computer graphics miscellany.	Autodesk's 3D Studio software.	Rendering comparisons, approaches, methods.	Raytracing software, tools and methods.	RenderMan interface & shading language.	Info on scientific visualization.
comp.groupware		Software & hardware for shared interactive environments.
comp.groupware.groupwise	Novell's Groupwise product (Wordperfect Office).
comp.groupware.lotus-notes.admin	Lotus Notes system administration.
comp.groupware.lotus-notes.apps	Application software for Lotus Notes.
comp.groupware.lotus-notes.misc	Lotus Notes related discussions.
comp.groupware.lotus-notes.programmer	Programming for Lotus Notes.
comp.home.automation	Home automation devices, setup, sources, etc.
comp.home.misc		Media, technology and information in domestic spaces. (Moderated)
comp.human-factors	Issues related to human-computer interaction (HCI).
comp.infosystems	Any discussion about information systems.
comp.infosystems.announce	Announcements of internet information services. (Moderated)
comp.infosystems.gis	All aspects of Geographic Information Systems.
comp.infosystems.gopher	Discussion of the Gopher information service.
comp.infosystems.harvest	Harvest information discovery and access system.
comp.infosystems.hyperg	The Hyper-G network hypermedia system and applications.
comp.infosystems.interpedia	The Internet Encyclopedia.
comp.infosystems.kiosks	Informational and transactional kiosks. (Moderated)
comp.infosystems.wais	The Z39.50-based WAIS full-text search system.
comp.infosystems.www.advocacy	Comments and arguments over the best and worst.
comp.infosystems.www.announce	World-Wide Web announcements. (Moderated)
comp.infosystems.www.authoring.cgi	CGI Programming. (Moderated)
comp.infosystems.www.authoring.html	Writing HTML for the Web.
comp.infosystems.www.authoring.images	Using images, imagemaps on the Web.
comp.infosystems.www.authoring.misc	Miscellaneous Web authoring issues.
comp.infosystems.www.browsers.mac	Web browsers for the Macintosh platform.
comp.infosystems.www.browsers.misc	Web browsers for other platforms.	Web browsers for MS Windows.
comp.infosystems.www.browsers.x	Web browsers for the X-Window system.
comp.infosystems.www.misc	Miscellaneous World Wide Web discussion.
comp.infosystems.www.servers.mac	Web servers for the Macintosh platform.
comp.infosystems.www.servers.misc	Web servers for other platforms.	Web servers for MS Windows and NT.
comp.infosystems.www.servers.unix	Web servers for UNIX platforms.
comp.internet.library	Discussing electronic libraries. (Moderated)	Announcements of network happenings. (Moderated)
comp.ivideodisc		Interactive videodiscs -- uses, potential, etc.
comp.lang.ada		Discussion about Ada*.
comp.lang.apl		Discussion about APL.
comp.lang.asm.x86	General 80x86 assembly language programming.
comp.lang.awk		The AWK programming language.
comp.lang.basic.misc	Other dialects and aspects of BASIC.
comp.lang.basic.visual.3rdparty	Add-ins for Visual Basic.
comp.lang.basic.visual.announce	Official information on Visual Basic. (Moderated)
comp.lang.basic.visual.database	Database aspects of Visual Basic.
comp.lang.basic.visual.misc	Visual Basic in general.
comp.lang.beta		The object-oriented programming language BETA.
comp.lang.c		Discussion about C.
comp.lang.c++		The object-oriented C++ language.
comp.lang.c++.leda	All aspects of the LEDA library.
comp.lang.c++.moderated	Technical discussion of the C++ language. (Moderated)
comp.lang.c.moderated	The C programming language. (Moderated)
comp.lang.clarion	Technical discussion of Clarion programming.
comp.lang.clipper	Clipper and Visual Objects programming languages.
comp.lang.clos		Common Lisp Object System discussions.
comp.lang.cobol		The COBOL language and software.
comp.lang.dylan		For discussion of the Dylan language.
comp.lang.eiffel	The object-oriented Eiffel language.
comp.lang.forth		Discussion about Forth.
comp.lang.fortran	Discussion about FORTRAN.
comp.lang.functional	Discussion about functional languages.	The Hermes language for distributed applications.
comp.lang.idl-pvwave	IDL and PV-Wave language discussions.	Support for and criticism of the Java System.	Announcements re the Java System. (Moderated)	The Java application programming interface.	Miscellaneous topics on using the Java System.	Programming in the Java language.	Security issues raised by Java.	Setting up a Java browser.	Technical aspects of Java, its inner workings.
comp.lang.javascript	Netscape Communications Corp.'s JavaScript language.
comp.lang.lisp		Discussion about LISP.
comp.lang.lisp.mcl	Discussing Apple's Macintosh Common Lisp.
comp.lang.logo		The Logo teaching and learning language.
comp.lang.misc		Different computer languages not specifically listed.		ML languages including Standard ML, CAML, Lazy ML, etc. (Moderated)
comp.lang.modula2	Discussion about Modula-2.
comp.lang.modula3	Discussion about the Modula-3 language.
comp.lang.mumps		The M (MUMPS) language & technology, in general.
comp.lang.oberon	The Oberon language and system.
comp.lang.objective-c	The Objective-C language and environment.
comp.lang.pascal.ansi-iso	Pascal according to ANSI and ISO standards.
comp.lang.pascal.borland	Borland's Pascal.
comp.lang.pascal.delphi.advocacy	Contentious issues related to Delphi.
comp.lang.pascal.delphi.announce	Delphi related announcements. (Moderated)
comp.lang.pascal.delphi.components.misc	General component issues.
comp.lang.pascal.delphi.components.usage	Using pre-written components.
comp.lang.pascal.delphi.components.writing	Writing Delphi components.
comp.lang.pascal.delphi.databases	Database aspects of Borland Delphi.
comp.lang.pascal.delphi.misc	General issues with Borland Delphi.
comp.lang.pascal.mac	Macintosh based Pascals.
comp.lang.pascal.misc	Pascal in general and ungrouped Pascals.
comp.lang.perl.announce	Announcements about Perl. (Moderated)
comp.lang.perl.misc	The Perl language in general.
comp.lang.perl.modules	Use and development of Perl modules.	Using Tk (and X) from Perl.
comp.lang.pl1		PL/I language discussions.
comp.lang.pop		Pop11 and the Plug user group.
comp.lang.postscript	The PostScript Page Description Language.
comp.lang.prograph	Prograph, a visual object-oriented dataflow language.
comp.lang.prolog	Discussion about PROLOG.
comp.lang.python	The Python computer language.
comp.lang.sather	The object-oriented computer language Sather.
comp.lang.scheme	The Scheme Programming language.
comp.lang.scheme.scsh	SCSH - the Scheme Shell.
comp.lang.sigplan	Info & announcements from ACM SIGPLAN. (Moderated)
comp.lang.smalltalk	Discussion about Smalltalk 80.
comp.lang.tcl		The Tcl programming language and related tools.
comp.lang.tcl.announce	Announcements about Tcl. (Moderated)
comp.lang.verilog	Discussing Verilog and PLI.
comp.lang.vhdl		VHSIC Hardware Description Language, IEEE 1076/87.
comp.lang.visual	General discussion of visual programming languages. (Moderated)
comp.lang.vrml		Virtual Reality Modeling Language discussion.
comp.laser-printers	Laser printers, hardware & software. (Moderated)
comp.lsi		Large scale integrated circuits.
comp.lsi.testing	Testing of electronic circuits.
comp.mail.elm		Discussion and fixes for the ELM mail system.
comp.mail.eudora.mac	Eudora email software for Macintosh.	Eudora email software for MS Windows.
comp.mail.headers	Gatewayed from the Internet header-people list.
comp.mail.list-admin.policy	Policy issues in running mailing lists.	Software used in the running of mailing lists.
comp.mail.maps		Various maps, including UUCP maps. (Moderated)		The UCI version of the Rand Message Handling system.
comp.mail.mime		Multipurpose Internet Mail Extensions of RFC 1341.
comp.mail.misc		General discussions about computer mail.
comp.mail.mush		The Mail User's Shell (MUSH).
comp.mail.pine		The PINE mail user agent.
comp.mail.sendmail	Configuring and using the BSD sendmail agent.
comp.mail.smail		Administering & using the smail email transport system.
comp.mail.uucp		Mail in the uucp network environment.
comp.mail.zmail		The various Z-Mail products and their configurability.
comp.misc		General topics about computers not covered elsewhere.
comp.multimedia		Interactive multimedia technologies of all kinds.		Computers as components in MIDI music systems.		Miscellaneous use of computers in music.	The use of Computers in Music Research and Composition. (Moderated)
comp.newprod		Announcements of new products of interest. (Moderated)
comp.object		Object-oriented programming and languages.
comp.object.corba	OMG CORBA standard.
comp.object.logic	Integrating object-oriented and logic programming.		Topics about the Association for Computing Machinery.	Computer Professionals for Social Responsibility. (Moderated)	Issues of computing and social responsibility.		Digital Equipment Computer Users' Society newsgroup.	News from the Electronic Frontier Foundation. (Moderated)	Discussion of EFF goals, strategies, etc.	FidoNews digest, official news of FidoNet Assoc. (Moderated)		Issues and announcements about the IEEE & its members.	The International Student Society for Neural Networks.	Association of Lisp Users related discussions.		Talk about/for the The Sun User's Group.	Users promoting the OS/2 operating system. (Moderated)	UniForum Association activities.		USENIX Association events and announcements.	Finding lodging during Usenix conferences.	Association of Personal Computer User Groups.	Running a user group.	Planning for user group meetings and events.	User group discussions in general.	User group newsletter Production.
comp.os.chorus		CHORUS microkernel issues, research and developments.
comp.os.coherent	Discussion and support of the Coherent operating system.
comp.os.cpm		Discussion about the CP/M operating system.
comp.os.geos		The GEOS operating system by GeoWorks for PC clones.
comp.os.lantastic	The LANtastic network operating system.
comp.os.linux.advocacy	Benefits of Linux compared to other operating systems.
comp.os.linux.announce	Announcements important to the Linux community. (Moderated)
comp.os.linux.answers	FAQs, How-To's, READMEs, etc. about Linux. (Moderated)
comp.os.linux.development.apps	Writing Linux applications, porting to Linux.
comp.os.linux.development.system	Linux kernels, device drivers, modules.
comp.os.linux.hardware	Hardware compatibility with the Linux operating system.
comp.os.linux.m68k	Linux operating system on 680x0 Amiga, Atari, VME.
comp.os.linux.misc	Linux-specific topics not covered by other groups.
comp.os.linux.networking	Networking and communications under Linux.
comp.os.linux.setup	Linux installation and system administration.
comp.os.linux.x		Linux X Window System servers, clients, libs and fonts.
comp.os.lynx		Discussion of LynxOS and Lynx Real-Time Systems.
comp.os.mach		The MACH OS from CMU & other places.
comp.os.magic-cap	Everything about General Magic's Magic Cap OS.
comp.os.minix		Discussion of Tanenbaum's MINIX system.
comp.os.misc		General OS-oriented discussion not carried elsewhere.	Speculation and debate about Microsoft Windows.	Announcements relating to Windows. (Moderated)	MS-Windows communication applications.	Running DOS&Win3 apps in Win95.	MS-Windows financial & tax software.	MS-Windows applications.	Utility/add-on programs for Win3.x.	Utility/add-on programs for Win95.	Winsock email applications.	Other Winsock applications.	Winsock news applications.	MS-Windows word-processing applications.	General discussions about Windows issues.	Windows and other networks.	Windows RAS networking.	Windows and TCP/IP networking.	Win95 to Novell, TCP/IP, other nets.	Windows' built-in networking.	Windows NT system administration.	Windows NT network administration.	Windows NT Security topics.	Windows NT advocacy arguments.	Windows NT announcements. (Moderated)	General discussion about Windows NT.	Unreleased and beta Windows NT versions.	Windows NT hardware setup.	Windows NT software setup.	Windows NT BackOffice.	Win NT software compatibility.	Windows NT system services software.	Pre-release/beta versions of Windows.	Controls, dialogs and VBXs.	GDI, graphics and printing.	Memory management issues.	Programming Microsoft Windows.	Multimedia programming.	Network programming.	Windows NT driver development.	OLE2, COM and DDE programming.	MFC-based development for Windows.	Windows Development tools.	OWL-based development for Windows.	Winsock programming.	Windows VxD and driver development.	32-bit Windows programming interfaces.	WinHelp/Multimedia Viewer development.	Setup, hardware, and driver issues in Win3.x.	Setup, hardware, and driver issues in Win95.	Video adapters and drivers for Windows.	Miscellaneous Topics about Windows 95.	Setup and Configuration of Windows 95.
comp.os.msdos.apps	Discussion of applications that run under MS-DOS.
comp.os.msdos.desqview	QuarterDeck's Desqview and related products.
comp.os.msdos.djgpp	DOS GNU C/C++ applications and programming environment.
comp.os.msdos.mail-news	Administering mail & network news systems under MS-DOS.
comp.os.msdos.misc	Miscellaneous topics about MS-DOS machines.
comp.os.msdos.pcgeos	GeoWorks PC/GEOS and PC/GEOS-based packages.
comp.os.msdos.programmer	Programming MS-DOS machines.
comp.os.msdos.programmer.turbovision	Borland's text application libraries.
comp.os.netware.announce	Netware announcements. (Moderated)
comp.os.netware.connectivity	Connectivity products (TCP/IP, SAA, NFS, MAC).
comp.os.netware.misc	General Netware topics.	Netware Security issues.
comp.os.os2.advocacy	Supporting and flaming OS/2.
comp.os.os2.announce	Notable news and announcements related to OS/2. (Moderated)
comp.os.os2.apps	Discussions of applications under OS/2.
comp.os.os2.beta	All aspects of beta releases of OS/2 systems software.
comp.os.os2.bugs	OS/2 system bug reports, fixes and work-arounds.
comp.os.os2.comm	Modem/Fax hardware/drivers/apps/utils under OS/2.	Running games under OS/2.
comp.os.os2.mail-news	Mail and news apps/utils (on- & offline) under OS/2.
comp.os.os2.marketplace	Forsale/wanted; shopping; commercial ads; job postings.
comp.os.os2.misc	Miscellaneous topics about the OS/2 system.
comp.os.os2.moderated	OS/2 usage tips, info, discussion. (Moderated)
comp.os.os2.multimedia	Multi-media on OS/2 systems.
comp.os.os2.networking.misc	Miscellaneous networking issues of OS/2.
comp.os.os2.networking.server	Administration of NetWare, Warp Server, etc.
comp.os.os2.networking.tcp-ip	TCP/IP under OS/2.
comp.os.os2.networking.www	World Wide Web (WWW) apps/utils under OS/2.
comp.os.os2.programmer.misc	Programming OS/2 machines.
comp.os.os2.programmer.oop	Programming system objects (SOM, WPS, etc).
comp.os.os2.programmer.porting	Porting software to OS/2 machines.	Compilers, assemblers, interpreters under OS/2.
comp.os.os2.scitech	Real-time, engineering/CAD, sciences, etc.
comp.os.os2.setup.misc	Installing/configuring OS/2; misc. hardware/drivers.	Disk/Tape/CD-ROM hardware/drivers under OS/2.	Base video hardware/drivers under OS/2.
comp.os.os2.utilities	General purpose utils (shells/backup/compression/etc).
comp.os.os9		Discussions about the os9 operating system.
comp.os.parix		Forum for users of the parallel operating system PARIX.
comp.os.plan9		Plan 9 from Bell Labs. (Moderated)
comp.os.qnx		Using and developing under the QNX operating system.
comp.os.research	Operating systems and related areas. (Moderated)
comp.os.vms		DEC's VAX* line of computers & VMS.
comp.os.vxworks		The VxWorks real-time operating system.
comp.os.xinu		The XINU operating system from Purdue (D. Comer).
comp.parallel		Massively parallel hardware/software. (Moderated)
comp.parallel.mpi	Message Passing Interface (MPI).
comp.parallel.pvm	The PVM system of multi-computer parallelization.
comp.patents		Discussing patents of computer technology. (Moderated)
comp.periphs		Peripheral devices.
comp.periphs.scsi	Discussion of SCSI-based peripheral devices.
comp.programming	Programming issues that transcend languages and OSs.
comp.programming.contests	Announcements & results of programming contests.
comp.programming.literate	Knuth's "literate programming" method and tools.
comp.programming.threads	All issues about multithreaded programming.
comp.protocols.appletalk	Applebus hardware & software.
comp.protocols.dicom	Digital Imaging and Communications in Medicine.
comp.protocols.dns.bind	Berkeley Internet Name Domain (BIND). (Moderated)
comp.protocols.dns.ops	DNS operations (where not BIND specific). (Moderated)
comp.protocols.dns.std	DNS standards activities, including IETF. (Moderated)	Networking with IBM mainframes.
comp.protocols.iso	The ISO protocol stack.
comp.protocols.kerberos	The Kerberos authentication server.
comp.protocols.kermit.announce	Kermit announcements. (Moderated)
comp.protocols.kermit.misc	Kermit protocol and software.
comp.protocols.misc	Various forms and types of protocol.
comp.protocols.nfs	Discussion about the Network File System protocol.
comp.protocols.ppp	Discussion of the Internet Point to Point Protocol.
comp.protocols.smb	SMB file sharing protocol and Samba SMB server/client.
comp.protocols.tcp-ip	TCP and IP network protocols.
comp.protocols.tcp-ip.ibmpc	TCP/IP for IBM(-like) personal computers.
comp.publish.cdrom.hardware	Hardware used in publishing with CD-ROM.
comp.publish.cdrom.multimedia	Software for multimedia authoring & publishing.	Software used in publishing with CD-ROM.
comp.publish.electronic.developer	Electronic publishing developer tools.
comp.publish.electronic.end-user	Electronic publishing end-user tools.
comp.publish.electronic.misc	General electronic publishing issues.
comp.publish.prepress	Electronic prepress.
comp.realtime		Issues related to real-time computing.
comp.research.japan	The nature of research in Japan. (Moderated)
comp.risks		Risks to the public from computers & users. (Moderated)
comp.robotics.misc	All aspects of robots and their applications.
comp.robotics.research	Academic, government & industry research in robotics. (Moderated)	Anything pertaining to network firewall security.	Generic Security Service Application Program Interface.	Security issues of computers and networks.	New PGP versions, utils and such. (Moderated)	PGP and its implications.	PGP related resources, information and more.	Use of PGP, bug reports and help.	SSH secure remote login and tunneling tools.	Discussion of Unix security.
comp.simulation		Simulation methods, problems, uses. (Moderated)
comp.society		The impact of technology on society. (Moderated)	The Computer Underground Digest. (Moderated)
comp.society.development	Computer technology in developing countries.
comp.society.folklore	Computer folklore & culture, past & present. (Moderated)
comp.society.futures	Events in technology affecting future computing.
comp.society.privacy	Effects of technology on privacy. (Moderated)	Novell's visual development environment.	Discussion of Forte development software.	Uniface Client/Server App Development.
comp.soft-sys.dce	The Distributed Computing Environment (DCE).
comp.soft-sys.khoros	The Khoros X11 visualization system.
comp.soft-sys.math.mathematica	Mathematica discussion group. (Moderated)
comp.soft-sys.matlab	The MathWorks calculation and visualization package.
comp.soft-sys.middleware.opendoc	OpenDoc and its related technologies.
comp.soft-sys.powerbuilder	Application development tools from PowerSoft.
comp.soft-sys.ptolemy	The Ptolemy simulation/code generation environment.	The SAS statistics package.
comp.soft-sys.shazam	The SHAZAM econometrics computer program.
comp.soft-sys.stat.spss	The statistical program package SPSS.
comp.soft-sys.stat.systat	The statistical program package SYSTAT.	Software Engineering and related topics.	Configuration management, tools and procedures.	Finding, using, & writing non-English software.	Software licensing technology.	Discussions of software metrics.	All aspects of testing computer systems.	Year 2000 compliance: projects and issues.
comp.sources.acorn	Source code-only postings for the Acorn. (Moderated)
comp.sources.amiga	Source code-only postings for the Amiga. (Moderated)
comp.sources.apple2	Source code and discussion for the Apple2. (Moderated)
comp.sources.bugs	Bug reports, fixes, discussion for posted sources.
comp.sources.d		For any discussion of source postings.
comp.sources.delphi	Delphi and ObjectPascal source code. (Moderated)	Postings of recreational software. (Moderated)	Bug reports and fixes for posted game software.
comp.sources.hp48	Programs for the HP48 and HP28 calculators. (Moderated)
comp.sources.mac	Software for the Apple Macintosh. (Moderated)
comp.sources.misc	Posting of software. (Moderated)
comp.sources.postscript	Source code for programs written in PostScript. (Moderated)
comp.sources.reviewed	Source code evaluated by peer review. (Moderated)
comp.sources.sun	Software for Sun workstations. (Moderated)
comp.sources.testers	Finding people to test software.
comp.sources.unix	Postings of complete, UNIX-oriented sources. (Moderated)
comp.sources.wanted	Requests for software and fixes.
comp.sources.x		Software for the X Window System. (Moderated)
comp.specification.larch	Larch family of formal specification languages.
comp.specification.misc	Formal specification methods in general.
comp.specification.z	Discussion about the formal specification notation Z.
comp.speech		Research & applications in speech science & technology.
comp.std.c		Discussion about C language standards.
comp.std.c++		Discussion about C++ language, library, standards. (Moderated)
comp.std.internat	Discussion about international standards.
comp.std.lisp		User group (ALU) supported standards. (Moderated)
comp.std.misc		Discussion about various standards.
comp.std.unix		Discussion for the P1003 committee on UNIX. (Moderated)
comp.std.wireless	Examining standards for wireless network technology. (Moderated)
comp.sw.components	Software components and related technology.
comp.sys.3b1		Discussion and support of AT&T 7300/3B1/UnixPC.
comp.sys.acorn.advocacy	Why Acorn computers and programs are better.
comp.sys.acorn.announce	Announcements for Acorn and ARM users. (Moderated)
comp.sys.acorn.apps	Acorn software applications.
comp.sys.acorn.extra-cpu	Extra CPUs in Acorn computers.	Discussion of games for Acorn machines.
comp.sys.acorn.hardware	Acorn hardware.
comp.sys.acorn.misc	Acorn computing in general.
comp.sys.acorn.networking	Networking of Acorn computers.
comp.sys.acorn.programmer	Programming of Acorn computers.
comp.sys.alliant	Info and discussion about Alliant computers.
comp.sys.amiga.advocacy	Why an Amiga is better than XYZ.
comp.sys.amiga.announce	Announcements about the Amiga. (Moderated)
comp.sys.amiga.applications	Miscellaneous applications.	Music, MIDI, speech synthesis, other sounds.
comp.sys.amiga.cd32	Technical and computing talk for Commodore Amiga CD32.
comp.sys.amiga.datacomm	Methods of getting bytes in and out.
comp.sys.amiga.emulations	Various hardware & software emulators.	Discussion of games for the Commodore Amiga.	Charts, graphs, pictures, etc.
comp.sys.amiga.hardware	Amiga computer hardware, Q&A, reviews, etc.
comp.sys.amiga.introduction	Group for newcomers to Amigas.
comp.sys.amiga.marketplace	Where to find it, prices, etc.
comp.sys.amiga.misc	Discussions not falling in another Amiga group.
comp.sys.amiga.multimedia	Animations, video, & multimedia.
comp.sys.amiga.networking	Amiga networking software/hardware.
comp.sys.amiga.programmer	Developers & hobbyists discuss code.	Reviews of Amiga software, hardware. (Moderated)
comp.sys.amiga.uucp	Amiga UUCP packages.
comp.sys.amstrad.8bit	Amstrad CPC/PcW/GX4000 software/hardware.
comp.sys.apollo		Apollo computer systems.
comp.sys.apple2		Discussion about Apple II micros.
comp.sys.apple2.comm	Apple II data communications.
comp.sys.apple2.gno	The AppleIIgs GNO multitasking environment.
comp.sys.apple2.marketplace	Buying, selling and trading Apple II equipment.
comp.sys.apple2.programmer	Programming on the Apple II.
comp.sys.apple2.usergroups	All about Apple II user groups.
comp.sys.arm		The ARM processor architecture and support chips.
comp.sys.atari.8bit	Discussion about 8 bit Atari micros.
comp.sys.atari.advocacy	Attacking and defending Atari computers.
comp.sys.atari.announce	Atari related hard/software announcements. (Moderated)
comp.sys.atari.programmer	Programming on the Atari computer.	Discussion about 16 bit Atari micros.	Technical discussions of Atari ST hard/software.
comp.sys.att		Discussions about AT&T microcomputers.		General topics related to BeBox computer.
comp.sys.cbm		Discussion about Commodore micros.
comp.sys.concurrent	The Concurrent/Masscomp line of computers. (Moderated)
comp.sys.convex		Convex computer systems hardware and software.
comp.sys.dec		Discussions about DEC computer systems.
comp.sys.dec.micro	DEC Micros (Rainbow, Professional 350/380).
comp.sys.encore		Encore's MultiMax computers.
comp.sys.harris		Harris computer systems, especially real-time systems.
comp.sys.hp.apps	Discussion of software and apps on all HP platforms.
comp.sys.hp.hardware	Discussion of Hewlett Packard system hardware.
comp.sys.hp.hpux	Issues pertaining to HP-UX & 9000 series computers.
comp.sys.hp.misc	Issues not covered in any other comp.sys.hp.* group.
comp.sys.hp.mpe		Issues pertaining to MPE & 3000 series computers.
comp.sys.hp48		Hewlett-Packard's HP48 and HP28 calculators.	IBM AS/400 miscellaneous topics.	Demonstration programs which showcase programmer skill.	The IBM PC, PC-XT, and PC-AT. (Moderated)	Arcade-style games on PCs.	Adventure (non-rpg) games on PCs.	Announcements for all PC gamers. (Moderated)	Flight simulators on PCs.	PC clone games wanted and for sale.	Games not covered by other PC groups.	PC computer games devoted to naval warfare.	Role-playing games on the PC.	Discussion of sports games for the IBM PC.	Strategy/planning games on PCs.	CD-ROM drives and interfaces for the PC.	Processor, cache, memory chips, etc.	Modems & communication cards for the PC.	Miscellaneous PC hardware topics.	Network hardware & equipment for the PC.	Hard drives & other PC storage devices.	Whole IBM PC computer & clone systems.	Video cards & monitors for the PC.	Discussion about IBM personal computers.	Topics related to IBM's RT computer.	Advocacy for a particular soundcard.	Questions about using soundcards with games.	Soundcards in general.	Music and sound questions using soundcards.	Technical questions about pc soundcards.	Microchannel hardware, any vendor.	IBM System/34, System/36, System/38 diverse topics.		Discussions about Intel systems and parts.
comp.sys.intergraph	Intergraph hardware and software products.
comp.sys.isis		The ISIS distributed system from Cornell.
comp.sys.laptops	Laptop (portable) computers.
comp.sys.m6809		Discussion about 6809's.
comp.sys.m68k		Discussion about 68k's.
comp.sys.m68k.pc	Discussion about 68k-based PCs. (Moderated)
comp.sys.m88k		Discussion about 88k-based computers.
comp.sys.mac.advocacy	The Macintosh computer family compared to others.
comp.sys.mac.announce	Important notices for Macintosh users. (Moderated)
comp.sys.mac.apps	Discussions of Macintosh applications.
comp.sys.mac.comm	Discussion of Macintosh communications.
comp.sys.mac.databases	Database systems for the Apple Macintosh.
comp.sys.mac.digest	Apple Macintosh: info&uses, but no programs. (Moderated)	Action games for the Macintosh.	Adventure games for the Macintosh.	Announcements for Mac gamers. (Moderated)	Flight simulator gameplay on the Mac.	Macintosh games for sale and trade.	Macintosh games not covered in other groups.	Strategy/planning games on the Macintosh.	Macintosh graphics: paint, draw, 3D, CAD, animation.
comp.sys.mac.hardware.misc	General Mac hardware topics not already covered.	All forms of Mac storage hardware and media.	Video input and output hardware on the Mac.
comp.sys.mac.hypercard	The Macintosh Hypercard: info & uses.
comp.sys.mac.misc	General discussions about the Apple Macintosh.
comp.sys.mac.oop.macapp3	Version 3 of the MacApp object oriented system.
comp.sys.mac.oop.misc	Object oriented programming issues on the Mac.
comp.sys.mac.oop.powerplant	Metrowerks' PowerPlant (CodeWarrior) Framework.
comp.sys.mac.oop.tcl	Symantec's THINK Class Library for object programming.
comp.sys.mac.portables	Discussion particular to laptop Macintoshes.
comp.sys.mac.printing	All about printing hardware and software on the Mac.
comp.sys.mac.programmer.codewarrior	Macintosh programming using CodeWarrior.	Macintosh game programming.	Help with Macintosh programming.	Frequently requested information. (Moderated)
comp.sys.mac.programmer.misc	Other issues of Macintosh programming.	Macintosh programming tools.
comp.sys.mac.scitech	Using the Macintosh in scientific & technological work.
comp.sys.mac.system	Discussions of Macintosh system software.
comp.sys.mac.wanted	Postings of "I want XYZ for my Mac."
comp.sys.mentor		Mentor Graphics products & the Silicon Compiler System.
comp.sys.mips		Systems based on MIPS chips.
comp.sys.misc		Discussion about computers of all kinds.
comp.sys.msx		The MSX home computer system.
comp.sys.ncr		Discussion about NCR computers.
comp.sys.newton.announce	Newton information posts. (Moderated)
comp.sys.newton.misc	Miscellaneous discussion about Newton systems.
comp.sys.newton.programmer	Discussion of Newton software development.	The NeXT religion.	Announcements related to the NeXT computer system. (Moderated)	Discussion and solutions for known NeXT bugs.	Discussing the physical aspects of NeXT computers.	NeXT hardware, software and jobs.	General discussion about the NeXT computer system.	NeXT related programming issues.	Function, use and availability of NeXT programs.	Discussions related to NeXT system administration.
comp.sys.nsc.32k	National Semiconductor 32000 series chips.
comp.sys.oric		Oric computers (Oric1, Atmos, Telestrat, et cetera).
comp.sys.palmtops	Super-powered calculators in the palm of your hand.
comp.sys.pen		Interacting with computers through pen gestures.
comp.sys.powerpc.advocacy	Why the PowerPC is Good/Evil (delete one).
comp.sys.powerpc.misc	Miscellaneous questions about PowerPC processors.	Programming and architecture of PowerPC processors.		Prime Computer products.
comp.sys.proteon	Proteon gateway products.
comp.sys.psion.announce	Announcements of Psion related products. (Moderated)
comp.sys.psion.apps	Discussion about Psion specific programs.
comp.sys.psion.marketplace	Buy and sell Psion computers and accessories.
comp.sys.psion.misc	Discussion about miscellaneous Psion related topics.
comp.sys.psion.programmer	Discussion about Psion programming.	Reviews about anything related to Psion computers. (Moderated)
comp.sys.pyramid	Pyramid 90x computers.
comp.sys.ridge		Ridge 32 computers and ROS.
comp.sys.sequent	Sequent systems, (Balance and Symmetry).
comp.sys.sgi.admin	System administration on Silicon Graphics's Irises.
comp.sys.sgi.announce	Announcements for the SGI community. (Moderated)
comp.sys.sgi.apps	Applications which run on the Iris.	Audio on SGI systems.
comp.sys.sgi.bugs	Bugs found in the IRIX operating system.	Graphics packages and issues on SGI machines.
comp.sys.sgi.hardware	Base systems and peripherals for Iris computers.
comp.sys.sgi.marketplace	SGI-specific for sale, wanted and jobs.
comp.sys.sgi.misc	General discussion about Silicon Graphics's machines.
comp.sys.sinclair	Sinclair computers, eg. the ZX81, Spectrum and QL.
comp.sys.stratus	Stratus products, incl. System/88, CPS-32, VOS and FTX.
comp.sys.sun.admin	Sun system administration issues and questions.
comp.sys.sun.announce	Sun announcements and Sunergy mailings. (Moderated)
comp.sys.sun.apps	Software applications for Sun computer systems.
comp.sys.sun.hardware	Sun Microsystems hardware.
comp.sys.sun.misc	Miscellaneous discussions about Sun products.
comp.sys.sun.wanted	People looking for Sun products and support.
comp.sys.tahoe		CCI 6/32, Harris HCX/7, & Sperry 7000 computers.
comp.sys.tandy		Discussion about Tandy computers: new & old.
comp.sys.ti		Discussion about Texas Instruments.
comp.sys.transputer	The Transputer computer and OCCAM language.
comp.sys.unisys		Sperry, Burroughs, Convergent and Unisys* systems.		Xerox 1100 workstations and protocols.
comp.sys.zenith.z100	The Zenith Z-100 (Heath H-100) family of computers.
comp.terminals		All sorts of terminals.
comp.text		Text processing issues and methods.
comp.text.desktop	Technology & techniques of desktop publishing.
comp.text.frame		Desktop publishing with FrameMaker.
comp.text.interleaf	Applications and use of Interleaf software.
comp.text.pdf		Adobe Acrobat and Portable Document Format technology.
comp.text.sgml		ISO 8879 SGML, structured documents, markup languages.
comp.text.tex		Discussion about the TeX and LaTeX systems & macros.	Information Retrieval topics. (Moderated)
comp.unix.admin		Administering a Unix-based system.
comp.unix.advocacy	Arguments for and against Unix and Unix versions.
comp.unix.aix		IBM's version of UNIX.
comp.unix.amiga		Minix, SYSV4 and other *nix on an Amiga.
comp.unix.aux		The version of UNIX for Apple Macintosh II computers.
comp.unix.bsd.386bsd.announce	Announcements pertaining to 386BSD. (Moderated)
comp.unix.bsd.386bsd.misc	386BSD operating system.
comp.unix.bsd.bsdi.announce	Announcements pertaining to BSD/OS. (Moderated)
comp.unix.bsd.bsdi.misc	BSD/OS operating system.
comp.unix.bsd.freebsd.announce	Announcements pertaining to FreeBSD. (Moderated)
comp.unix.bsd.freebsd.misc	FreeBSD operating system.
comp.unix.bsd.misc	BSD operating systems.
comp.unix.bsd.netbsd.announce	Announcements pertaining to NetBSD. (Moderated)
comp.unix.bsd.netbsd.misc	NetBSD operating system.
comp.unix.cde		The Common Desktop Environment.
comp.unix.dos-under-unix	MS-DOS running under UNIX by whatever means.
comp.unix.internals	Discussions on hacking UNIX internals.
comp.unix.large		UNIX on mainframes and in large networks.
comp.unix.machten	The MachTen operating system and related issues.
comp.unix.misc		Various topics that don't fit other groups.
comp.unix.osf.misc	Various aspects of Open Software Foundation products.
comp.unix.osf.osf1	The Open Software Foundation's OSF/1.
comp.unix.pc-clone.16bit	UNIX on 286 architectures.
comp.unix.pc-clone.32bit	UNIX on 386 and 486 architectures.
comp.unix.programmer	Q&A for people programming under Unix.
comp.unix.questions	UNIX neophytes group.
comp.unix.sco.announce	SCO and related product announcements. (Moderated)
comp.unix.sco.misc	SCO Unix, Systems, and Environments.
comp.unix.sco.programmer	Programming in and for SCO Environments.		Using and programming the Unix shell.
comp.unix.sys3		System III UNIX discussions.
comp.unix.sys5.misc	Versions of System V which predate Release 3.
comp.unix.sys5.r3	Discussing System V Release 3.
comp.unix.sys5.r4	Discussing System V Release 4.
comp.unix.ultrix	Discussions about DEC's Ultrix.
comp.unix.unixware.announce	Announcements related to UnixWare. (Moderated)
comp.unix.unixware.misc	Products of Novell's Unix Systems Group.
comp.unix.user-friendly	Discussion of UNIX user-friendliness.
comp.unix.wizards	For only true Unix wizards. (Moderated)
comp.unix.xenix.misc	General discussions regarding XENIX (except SCO).
comp.unix.xenix.sco	XENIX versions from the Santa Cruz Operation.
comp.virus		Computer viruses & security. (Moderated)	The Garnet user interface development environment.	The InterViews object-oriented windowing system.	Various issues about windowing systems.	The Network extensible Windowing System. (Moderated)	Discussion about the Open Look GUI.	The SUIT user-interface toolkit.	Using/augmenting the TeleUSE UI Builder.	Using and augmenting the UIM/X UI Builder.		Discussion about the X Window System.	X Window System announcements. (Moderated)	Getting and using, not programming, applications for X.	The XFree86 window system and others.	Discussion of the X toolkit.

humanities.answers	Repository for periodic USENET articles. (Moderated)
humanities.classics	Discussion of ancient Greece and Rome.	Theory, practice, history & aesthetic issues in design.
humanities.language.sanskrit	The Sanskrit language and related topics.
humanities.lit.authors.shakespeare	Poetry, plays, history of Shakespeare.
humanities.misc		General topics in the arts & humanities.	The life and works of Richard Wagner.
humanities.philosophy.objectivism	The ideas of Ayn Rand. (Moderated)

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