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Section - Where are postings to *.answers archived?

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All of the *.answers newsgroups are archived in the periodic posting
archive on rtfm.mit.edu [18.181.0.24].  (Please always reference the
hostname rtfm.mit.edu, as IP addresses and canonical names will change
in the future, but rtfm.mit.edu will remain correct.)

Postings are located in the anonymous FTP directories
/pub/usenet/alt.answers, /pub/usenet/comp.answers, etc., and are saved
by the "Archive-name" lines contained within the postings.  The
directory /pub/usenet/news.answers contains copies of every article
approved for cross-posting to *.answers, and it can also be accessed
as /pub/faqs/ .  Other subdirectories of /pub/usenet archive postings
by the normal (i.e., non-*.answers) newsgroup(s) they are posted to;
the postings are saved by Subject line instead of "Archive-name".
These other directories contain many periodic informational postings
not cross-posted to *.answers, but which are listed in the List of
Periodic Informational Postings (LoPIP, itself periodically posted to
the news.lists.misc and news.answers newsgroups).  For more
information about having a posting added to the LoPIP and archived at
rtfm.mit.edu, see the *.answers submission guidelines.

For example, a posting with the subject "Bar Frequently Asked
Questions", cross-posted to the newsgroups comp.bar, comp.answers, and
news.answers, with archive name "bar/general-faq", can be retrieved
via anonymous FTP as

ftp://rtfm.mit.edu/pub/usenet/news.answers/bar/
or
ftp://rtfm.mit.edu/pub/faqs/bar/general-faq
or as
ftp://rtfm.mit.edu/pub/usenet/comp.bar/Bar_Frequently_Asked_Questions

If you do not have access to anonymous FTP, you can access the
archives using the rtfm.mit.edu mail server.  The above example
posting could be retrieved with the mail server command "send
usenet/news.answers/bar/general-faq".  For more information, send
email to mail-server@rtfm.mit.edu with "help" and "index" in the body
on separate lines.

Other *.answers and periodic informational postings "mirror"
archives (which make available some or all of the postings in the
rtfm.mit.edu archive) are listed here, sorted by country.  It is
usually faster and less wasteful of network resources to use an
archive located in your country, or on your continent.  [If you decide
to archive *.answers and make them available to people for anonymous
FTP, mail archive server, or something else, please let us know so we
can mention your archive in this posting.]

Where applicable, the listings below are given as URLs, so that it
is easier to jump directly to the site named, for those using
URL-aware software.  The access method is given first, followed by a
colon and two slashes (://), the machine name, and the directory path.
Other necessary information may be given on the same line.

Austria
-----
anonymous FTP   ftp://gd.tuwien.ac.at:/pub/newfaqs/
World Wide Web  http://gd.tuwien.ac.at/newfaqs/

Belgium
-------
anonymous FTP   ftp://cc1.kuleuven.ac.be/
gopher          gopher://cc1.kuleuven.ac.be:70/
mail server     listserv@cc1.kuleuven.ac.be; command "get avail faqs"

Canada
------
gopher          gopher://jupiter.sun.csd.unb.ca:70/
World Wide Web  http://www.uwo.ca/its/news/FAQ/

Finland
-------
anonymous FTP   ftp://ftp.funet.fi/pub/doc/rtfm

France
------
anonymous FTP   ftp://ftp.univ-lyon1.fr/pub/
	  ftp://ftp.pasteur.fr/pub/FAQ
gopher          gopher://gopher.insa-lyon.fr:70/
mail server     listserver@grasp1.univ-lyon1.fr
World Wide Web  http://www.pasteur.fr/other/computer/FAQ/

Germany
-------
anonymous FTP   ftp://ftp.uni-paderborn.de/doc/FAQ
	ftp://ftp.informatik.uni-muenchen.de/pub/comp/usenet/
	ftp://ftp.saar.de/pub/usenet/ (local access only)
FSP             ftp.de.uu.net, port 2001
gopher          gopher://gopher.Germany.EU.net:70/
	gopher://gopher.uni-paderborn.de/
gopher index    gopher://gopher.Germany.EU.net:70/1.archive
	gopher://gopher.uni-paderborn.de:70/0/Service/FTP
mail server     archive-server@Germany.EU.net
	ftp-mailer@informatik.tu-muenchen.de
	ftp-mail@uni-paderborn.de
World Wide Web  http://www.bwl.uni-passau.de/archive/faq/

Hong Kong
---------
anonymous FTP   ftp://ftp.hk.super.net/mirror/faqs

Japan
-----
World Wide Web  http://www.uec.ac.jp/japanese/archive/news.answers/

Korea
-----
anonymous FTP   ftp://hwarang.postech.ac.kr/pub/usenet/news.answers

Mexico
------
anonymous FTP   ftp://mtecv2.mty.itesm.mx/pub/usenet/

The Netherlands
---------------
anonymous FTP   ftp://ftp.cs.ruu.nl/pub/NEWS.ANSWERS
gopher          gopher://gopher.win.tue.nl, port 70
mail server     mail-server@cs.ruu.nl
World Wide Web  http://www.cs.ruu.nl/cgi-bin/faqwais

Norway
------
World Wide Web  http://www.math.uio.no/faq/

Poland
------
anonymous FTP   ftp://ftp.man.torun.pl/pub/doc/ 

South Africa
------------
anonymous FTP   ftp://ftp.is.co.za/usenet/news.answers/

Sweden
------
anonymous FTP   ftp://ftp.sunet.se/pub/

Switzerland
-----------
anonymous FTP   ftp://ftp.switch.ch/info_service/Netnews/
anonymous UUCP  chx400:ftp/info_service/Usenet/periodic-postings
mail server     archiver-server@nic.switch.ch
telnet          nic.switch.ch, log in as "info"

Taiwan
------
anonymous FTP   ftp://ftp.edu.tw/USENET/FAQ
mail server     ftpmail@ftp.edu.tw

United Kingdom
--------------
anonymous FTP   ftp://src.doc.ic.ac.uk/usenet/news-faqs/
FSP             src.doc.ic.ac.uk port 21
gopher          gopher://src.doc.ic.ac.uk port 70.
mail server     ftpmail@doc.ic.ac.uk
telnet          src.doc.ic.ac.uk login as sources
World Wide Web  http://src.doc.ic.ac.uk/usenet/news-faqs/
http://www.lib.ox.ac.uk/internet/news/

United States
-------------
anonymous FTP   ftp://ftp.uu.net/usenet
                ftp://mirrors.aol.com/pub/rtfm/
                ftp://ftp.faqs.org/usenet/news.answers
                ftp://ftp.seas.gwu.edu/pub/rtfm
gopher          gopher://gopher.seas.gwu.edu, /pub/rtfm
World Wide Web  http://www.faqs.org/faqs/

Please note that nearly all of these periodic informational postings
are copyrighted by their respective maintainers.  (Even postings
without explicit copyright notices are copyrighted under the
international Berne Convention, in effect in most countries.)  Some of
the postings, although certainly not all, prohibit redistribution for
any commercial purposes without prior approval; other kinds of
restrictions may also be imposed by the maintainers.

If you have any doubts about whether you may redistribute a particular
posting for some particular purpose, contact its author.

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