Individual Newsgroup Pages
Public News Servers
Authoritative Active File
Maintained by the Big Eight Moderation Team at isc.org. This active file is a complete and current list of newsgroups available. Not limited to the "Big 8" groups only.|
Internet Software Consortium
An FTP site with archives of various Usenet related documents. Includes active files, control messages, list of Usenet hierarchies.
User's Guide to the Changing Usenet
Explains how RFDs (Requests For Discussion) and CFVs (Call For Votes) can be used to change a Usenet newsgroup. Gives tips on how to stay abreast of changes in newsgroups and how to be an active participant.
A presentation of Usenet: its history, terms and organization along with technical details and information on binary content.
Links to Professor Timo Salmi's FAQ Material
Timo Salmi has advice on how to participate effectively in Usenet. Topics include: Proper quoting, proper signatures, how to respond to "crackpots", where to put test postings and other important topics.
Free Advice on Usenet News
An editorial introduction to Usenet.
Pi's Smiley List
A list of smilies used on Usenet.
Marco Schmidt's Usenet Page
Features news items related to Usenet, a map of regional newsgroups and hierarchies as well as a collection of links.
The Usenet Newbie Project
A global presentation of Usenet: how to access it, how to read posts, explanation of technical terms and acronyms.
Offers binary newsgroup tutorials covering downloading, posting and use of software tools. Includes messageboard.
Explains how to use binary newsgroups.
Brief explanation of newsgroups and instructions for using Netscape Navigator or Outlook Express for reading newsgroups.
Jukka Korpela's Material About Usenet
Selection of links to material on Usenet. Editorials by Jukka explaining the workings of Usenet and the reasons for certain conventions.
Rules for Posting to Usenet
Brief introduction to Usenet and appropriate guidelines to follow for posting.
Finding the Appropriate Newsgroup
Lists of groups listed according to where to post common kinds of posts, where to read about common topics, and so on.
W-net : Everything About Usenet
An introduction to Usenet basics along with a partial list of Newsgroups. No longer maintained but the information provided is still relevant.
How to Usenet
A brief introduction to Usenet, particularly focusing on selecting a server and choosing a newsreader. Also features a collection of useful links.
Freedom Knights of Usenet
Dedicated to free speech, and its implementation on Usenet, an alternative point of view. Information about Usenet sites of Virtue and surviving UDPs.
Usenet on Livinginternet.com
History of Usenet as a whole and of specific hierarchies like alt.*, bitnet and fidonet, old Usenet maps, the way the newsgroups work and how to use them, tips on advanced use, useful links.
About News-Posting, by J R Stockton
Explanation of Usenet terms and tips on how to write and post to Usenet.
Mib Software: Usenet Rapid Knowledge Transfer
Information about Usenet for users and developers.
Delivers via e-mail articles from user-selected newsgroups. Free service.
Information and reviews on newsgroup access providers and newsreaders along with basic tutorials.
AnchorDudes Usenet Newsgroup Server FAQ
General presentation of binary newsgroups: specific terms, provider comparison with a pricing table, newsgroup listings and a quick review of newsreader software.
Tim Pierce's New's Hacking page. Includes links to RFC 977, 1036, son-of-1036.
Beginner's Guide to Newsgroup Newsreaders
Presents newsgroups and newsreaders with a particular focus on binary newsgroups.
Offers the latest news about Australian ISPs' Usenet services, also includes tutorials on how to get started with programs like Alt.Binz, Newsleecher and Grabit along with a collection of links.
Slyck's Guide to the Newsgroups
Tutorials on binary newsgroups : how to download, verify, combine and decode files as well as how to post them. Tutorials on other topics such as IRC and P2P are also available.
Offers reviews of several websites on newsgroups. Includes a forum where users can share ideas and get assistance.
Web-based Usenet tools, including news resources archive, news server search, posting and retrieving of Usenet messages, advertising products, and forgery cancellations. Free.
Provides basic information and links about Usenet with a particular focus on binary newsgroups and related utilities.
A simple and relaxed presentation of Usenet, its history and its specific vocabulary.
yEnc - Encoding for Usenet and E-mail
Homepage of the public domain encoding format widely used in binary newsgroups. A stand alone yEnc decoder is also available for download with its source code.