>Is there any way to correct a newgroup message?
>So it can be listed on ...
>... and get carried by servers that require the listing.
>Is there a peer-to-peer way to check which servers carry a group without
>checking each server one-by-one?
news.groups is about Big 8 hierarchy newsgroups, not alt.* newsgroups.
Generally, the sample active and newsgroups files maintained at
are updated with newgroup messages that have Newsgroups file
lines in good syntax.
If the News server will create a newgroup only if it's listed in the
sample active and newsgroups files at ftp.isc.org
, then the group must
A long time ago, a regular in alt.config had maintained a Newsgroup
Propogation Tool that ran a regular cron job that checked whether
various News servers had created a specific newsgroup, but not every
News server allowed its active file to be downloaded. Anyway, he stopped
maintaining the tool a long time ago.