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Last Updated: Wednesday, 28-Jan-98 11:40:18 PST


Linux USENET Newsgroups

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Newsgroups are a means of public discussion. Newsgroup articles (messages) look like e-mail, but they can potentially be read by millions of people all over the world. Newsgroup articles are distributed via "news servers", which contain databases of articles, and are operated by Internet service providers, schools, universities, and companies.

If you're new to Usenet, you should definitely read the news.announce.newusers newsgroup. If you still have questions, try asking them on news.newusers.questions, after you've read that group's introduction.

If you're looking for a more in-depth introduction to Usenet than this page can provide, try here.

If you want to try to search Usenet for articles on a particular topic or by a particular poster, try Deja News.


Linux Newsgroups

The comp.os.linux hierarchy

comp.os.linux.advocacy (unmoderated)
Charter: For discussion of the benefits of Linux compared to other operating systems.

comp.os.linux.announce (moderated)
C.o.l.a is intended for all announcements that are relevant for the Linux community: new software for Linux (completely new or a new version), new documentation, warnings about bugs and security holes, notices about user group meetings [...]
(C.o.l.a. homepage)

comp.os.linux.answers (moderated)
Charter: For posting Linux FAQs, How-To's, READMEs and other documents that answer questions about Linux. This will help keep the traffic down in other c.o.l.* groups and will leave comp.os.linux.announce for true announcements. C.o.l.answers will be moderated by Matt Welsh (mdw@cs.cornell.edu), the moderator of c.o.l.announce.

Submission Address: linux-announce@tc.cornell.edu
Moderator Contact: linux-announce-request@tc.cornell.edu

comp.os.linux.development.apps (unmoderated)
Charter: For questions and discussion regarding the writing of applications for Linux and the porting of applications to Linux.

comp.os.linux.hardware (unmoderated)
Charter: For questions and discussion specific to a particular piece of hardware, e.g., "can this system run Linux?", "how do I use this disk drive with Linux?", etc.

comp.os.linux.m68k (unmoderated)
The group comp.os.linux.m68k is intended to further interest in, and development of, the port of the Linux operating system to the Motorola's 680x0 architecture.

comp.os.linux.alpha (unmoderated) (new!)
The comp.os.linux.alpha newsgroup should be used for all discussions relating to buying, installing, running, maintaining, and developing Linux on Digital Alpha processor based systems.

comp.os.linux.networking (unmoderated)
Charter: For questions and discussion relating to networking or communications including Ethernet boards, serial communications, SLIP, etc.

comp.os.linux.x (unmoderated)
Charter: For questions and discussion relating to X Window System, version 11, compatible software including servers, clients, libraries, and fonts, running under Linux. XFree86 issues not unique to Linux will be directed to comp.windows.x.i386unix.

comp.os.linux.development.system (unmoderated)
Charter: For questions and discussion regarding the development of the Linux operating system proper: kernel, device drivers, loadable modules.

comp.os.linux.setup (unmoderated)
Charter: For questions and discussion relating to Linux installation and system administration.

comp.os.linux.misc (unmoderated)
Charter: For questions and discussion relating to Linux but not covered by a more specific Linux newsgroup.

Miscellaneous Linux Newsgroups

  • alt.uu.comp.os.linux.questions
  • alt.fan.linus-torvalds
  • aus.computers.linux
  • dc.org.linux-users
  • de.alt.sources.linux.patches
  • de.comp.os.linux.hardware
  • de.comp.os.linux.misc
  • de.comp.os.linux.networking
  • de.comp.os.x
  • ed.linux
  • fido.linux-ger
  • fj.os.linux
  • fr.comp.os.linux
  • han.sys.linux
  • hannet.ml.linux.680x0
  • it.comp.linux.pluto
  • maus.os.linux
  • maus.os.linux68k
  • no.linux
  • okinawa.os.linux
  • tn.linux
  • tw.bbs.comp.linux
  • ucb.os.linux
  • uiuc.sw.linux
  • umich.linux

Unix Newsgroups

  • air.unix
  • alt.bbs.unixbbs
  • alt.unix.wizards
  • alt.unix.wizards.free
  • arc.ccf.unix
  • bc.unix
  • bln.comp.unix
  • brasil.unix
  • clari.nb.unix
  • comp.security.unix
  • comp.sources.unix
  • comp.unix.advocacy
  • comp.unix.aix
  • comp.unix.amiga
  • comp.unix.aux
  • comp.unix.bsd.386bsd.announce
  • comp.unix.bsd.386bsd.misc
  • comp.unix.bsd.freebsd.announce
  • comp.unix.bsd.freebsd.misc
  • comp.unix.bsd.misc
  • comp.unix.bsd.netbsd.announce
  • comp.unix.bsd.netbsd.misc
  • comp.unix.cray
  • comp.unix.dos-under-unix
  • comp.unix.internals
  • comp.unix.large
  • comp.unix.machten
  • comp.unix.misc
  • comp.unix.osf.misc
  • comp.unix.osf.osf1
  • comp.unix.pc-clone.16bit
  • comp.unix.pc-clone.32bit
  • comp.unix.programmer
  • comp.unix.questions
  • comp.unix.sco.announce
  • comp.unix.sco.programmer
  • comp.unix.shell
  • comp.unix.solaris
  • comp.unix.sys3
  • comp.unix.sys5.misc
  • comp.unix.sys5.r3
  • comp.unix.sys5.r4
  • comp.unix.ultrix
  • comp.unix.unixware.announce
  • comp.unix.unixware.misc
  • comp.unix.user-friendly
  • comp.unix.wizards
  • comp.unix.xenix.sco
  • comp.windows.x.i386unix
  • de.alt.sources.huge.unix
  • de.comp.sources.unix
  • demon.ip.support.unix
  • ed.unix-wizards
  • es.comp.os.linux
  • fido.ger.unix
  • fj.questions.unix
  • fj.unix
  • fr.comp.os.unix
  • git.unix.solaris
  • hannover.uni.comp.unix
  • maus.os.unix
  • milw.unix
  • nersc.unix.differences
  • okinawa.os.unix
  • relcom.fido.ru.unix
  • sanet.unix.questions
  • slac.announce.unixhub
  • swnet.unix
  • tamu.unix.general
  • tamu.unix.sgi
  • tnn.os.unix
  • uiuc.org.acm.sigunix
  • uog.ccs.unix_support
  • uw.unix.sysadmin
  • zer.z-netz.rechner.unix

X-Windows Newsgroups

  • comp.windows.open-look
  • comp.windows.x
  • comp.windows.x.announce
  • comp.windows.x.apps
  • comp.windows.x.i386unix
  • comp.windows.x.intrinsics
  • comp.windows.x.motif

Networking Newsgroups

  • alt.internet.services
  • comp.dcom.lans.ethernet
  • comp.dcom.modems
  • comp.protocols.ppp
  • comp.protocols.tcp-ip

Linux Mailing Lists

[ General discussion lists ] [ Technical discussion lists ] [ Other sources for mailing lists ]

About mailing lists

Along with Usenet, the main way that Linux users around the world keep in touch is through mailing lists. Thousands of users trade e-mail messages back and forth on these lists, asking and answering questions about Linux. Much of the actual work of the development of Linux is carried out via discussions on these lists.

Since mailing list messages are not distributed to the world, like Usenet posts are, but only to interested users who have subscribed to the list, mailing lists have grown up around topics too specialized or obscure for there to be enough interest for a Usenet newsgroup. Whatever interest you may have in Linux, there's probably a mailing list uniquely suited to your specific needs.

Some mailing lists have FAQs, or hypermail archives, or other web pages available. These resources are listed below, along with instructions on how to subscribe to the lists.


If you find that any of the subscription information listed below is inaccurate, or you have the subscription information for a Linux-related mailing list that doesn't appear on this page, please let us know. Thanks!

General discussion lists

linux-biz
Linux-Business is a small mailinglist for people with an interest in promoting the use of or using Linux in business environments.

To subscribe: Send e-mail to linux-biz-request@lege.com with the words "subscribe linux-biz" and your email address in your subject line.


LINUX-L

To subscribe: Send e-mail to listserv@graywolf.dyn.ml.org with the word "subscribe LINUX-L" in your subject line.


linux-list
A list for general Linux discussion. This list is hosted by SSC. It also serves as the mailing list for the Puget Sound Linux Users Group.

To subscribe: Send e-mail to linux-list-request@ssc.com with the word "subscribe" in the body of your message.

[ linux-list Archive ]


linux-newbie
A discussion list for new Linux users.

To subscribe: Send e-mail to majordomo@vger.rutgers.edu with the words "subscribe linux-newbie" in the body of your message.


linux-sweden
For discussing issues about Linux in Swedish. This list is hosted by RIT which is a Swedish Internet and Linux installations provider.

To subscribe: Send e-mail to linux-sweden-request@rit.se with the word subscribe in the body of your message.


linux-ug
Linux User's Group List.

To subscribe: Send e-mail to majordomo@taex001.tamu.edu. with the words "subscribe linux-ug" in the body of your message.


linuxusers
LinuxUsers Discussion List.

To subscribe: Send e-mail to majordomo@dmu.ac.uk with the words "subscribe linuxusers" in the body of your message.


lug
Linux User's Group. This mailing list has been established to facilitate discussion regarding the use of the Linux operating system.

To subscribe: Send e-mail to majordomo@boulder.nist.gov with the words "subscribe lug" in the body of your message.


UNIX-LINUX-HIST
Unix/Linux History List.

To subscribe: Send e-mail to listserv@trashcan.nws.net with the words "subscribe UNIX-LINUX-HIST" in your subject line.


Technical discussion lists

axp-kernel-list
axp-kernel-list@redhat.com: This list is for discussing Linux/Alpha kernel-development and related issues.

To subscribe: Send e-mail to axp-kernel-list-request@redhat.com with the word "subscribe" in your subject line.


axp-list
axp-list@redhat.com: This list is for discussing Linux/Alpha in general and Red Hat Linux in particular.

To subscribe: Send e-mail to axp-list-request@redhat.com with the word "subscribe" in your subject line.


axplinux-libc
This list is for discussing libc-development and related issues.

To subscribe: Send e-mail to axplinux-libc-request@listserv.azstarnet.com with the word "subscribe" in your subject line.


blinux-list (new!)
A mailing list to support blind Linux users.

To subscribe: Send e-mail to blinux-list-request@redhat.com with the word "subscribe" in your subject line.

[ blinux FTP site ] [ blinux Web Page ]


caldera-wabi
This email list, caldera-wabi@caldera.com, is for on going discussions of Caldera Wabi for Linux. It is a forum for the exchange of information, problems and fixes by Caldera customers and Caldera employees.

To subscribe: Send e-mail to majordomo@caldera.com with the words "subscribe caldera-wabi" in the body of your message.


debian-user
The Debian-User mailing list is an unmoderated list for user-to-user discussion of the Debian distribution of Linux.

To subscribe: Send e-mail to debian-user-request@lists.debian.org with the word "subscribe" in your subject line.


debian-user-de (new!)
Diese Liste dient zum Erfahrungsaustausch von deutschsprachigen Debian GNU/Linux Anwendern. Vorschläge und Hinweise werden diskutiert und sollen dann in neue regelmässige Updates einfliesen. Gegenstand der Liste könnte auch die weitere Eindeutschung der Debian sein.

To subscribe: send e-mail to majordomo@jfl.de with the words "subscribe debian-user-de" in the body of your email.

[ debian-user-de Web Page ]


java-linux
A list for dicussing Java implementations, products, and the use of the language Java under the Linux operating system.

To subscribe: Send e-mail to java-linux-request@java.blackdown.org with the word "subscribe" in your subject line.

[ java-linux Archive ]


linart (new!)
A discussion list for artists who use Linux and other free software in the creation and distribution of their work. Discussion can include, but is not limited to, using Linux for creating music, text (including writing and desktop publishing tools) and images.

To subscribe: Send e-mail to linart-request@li.org with the word "subscribe" in the body of your message.


linux-access
linux-access is a mailing list created to help users and developers of the Linux OS and related software make Linux more accessable to people with disablilities.

To subscribe: Send e-mail to majordomo@ssv1.union.utah.edu with the words "subscribe linux-access" and your e-mail address in the body of your message.

[ linux-access Web Page ]


linux-admin
Linux kernel Administration Mailing List.

To subscribe: Send e-mail to majordomo@vger.rutgers.edu with the words "subscribe linux-admin" in the body of your message.


linux-admin
Mailing list for System and Network Administrators using linux as a primary platform. Discussion of security issues, new releases, and general operational questions.

To subscribe: Send e-mail to linux-admin-request@wtic.net with the words "subscribe" and your e-mail address in the body of your message.


linux-alert
The linux-alert is a low-volume moderated mailing list hosted by Red Hat Software, Inc. This mailing list carries security-related announcements related to Linux systems. If you are interested in discussing security-related issues, try the linux-security list instead.

To subscribe: Send e-mail to linux-alert-request@RedHat.com with the words "subscribe linux-alert" in your subject line.

[ linux-alert Web Page ] [ linux-alert Archive ]


linux-alpha
This list is for the discussion of the ongoing port of Linux to the Alpha architechture.

To subscribe: Send e-mail to majordomo@vger.rutgers.edu with the words "subscribe linux-alpha" in the body of your message.

[ linux-alpha Archive ]


linuxastro
A mailing list of people who are interesting in porting software packages for reducing astronomical data (typically used by professional astronomers) to Linux has been maintained by us. These packages are typically large (100's of MB) in size, and demand a significant effort for porting, documenting the port, and updating.

There are also some people who are interested in porting smaller programs, such as utilities for amateur astronomy, and then there are those who are working in image display programs for images in FITS format and other standard astronomical data formats.

To subscribe: Send e-mail to Edward Colbert (colbert@astro.umd.edu).

[ linuxastro Web Page ]


linux-gsdk
The mailing list for the Linux Game SDK Project. This project is intended to provide Linux (and therefore Unix) programmers a powerful, easy-to-use, portable interface to make games and other multimedia software that use the largest amount of the capacities offered by a Linux-based PC, at least emulated (even on other Unix/Linux platforms).

To subscribe: Send e-mail to listproc@wugate.wustl.edu with the words "subscribe linux-gsdk" and your name in the body of your message.

[ linux-gsdk Web Page ] [ linux-gsdk Archive ]


linux-hams
Linux-hams is a mailing list to discuss the Linux operating system, and its uses with Amateur Radio. Anyone with an interest in both subjects is encouraged to subscribe.

To subscribe: Send e-mail to majordomo@vger.rutgers.edu with the words "subscribe linux-hams" in the body of your message.


linux-ipsec
For testers and users of the IP (packet level) cryptographic security for Linux systems

To subscribe: Send e-mail to majordomo@clinet.fi with the words "subscribe linux-ipsec" in the body of your message.

[ linux-ipsec Web Page ]


linux-isdn
Linux ISDN Mailing List.

To subscribe: Send e-mail to majordomo@vger.rutgers.edu with the words "subscribe linux-isdn" in the body of your message.


linux-kernel
This list exists for the discussion of kernel development issues, including new features, bug reports, and announcements of new kernel releases.

This list is not for the faint of heart. It is designed for people who have some experience with the kernel and are interested in participating in the development of the kernel.

To subscribe: Send e-mail to majordomo@vger.rutgers.edu with the words "subscribe linux-kernel" in the body of your message.

[ linux-kernel Archive ] [ linux-kernel FAQ ]


linux-multiport
This mailing list has been created as a forum for the exchange of information relating specifically to the use of multiport serial devices on a Linux platform. The Linux Multiport Users Mailing List is primarily intended to be a discussion group for people using or planning to use any of a number of brands / types of multiport serial hardware on Linux systems. These systems are frequently used as dialup terminal servers by Linux Internet service providers. linux-multiport@lists.fdt.net

To subscribe: Send e-mail to majordomo@lists.fdt.net with the words "subscribe linux-multiport" in the body of your message.


linux-net
This list is for the discussion of networking support in the Linux kernel. This list is not for the discussion of lightweight Linux network problems. The newsgroup comp.os.linux.networking is better for that.

To subscribe: Send e-mail to majordomo@vger.rutgers.edu with the words "subscribe linux-net" in the body of your message.

[ linux-net Archive ]


linux-port
Porting Linux to non-Intel architectures.

To subscribe: Send e-mail to majordomo@phil.uni-sb.de with the words "subscribe linux-port" in the body of your message.


linux-postgres
The discussion of issues specific to the Linux port of the POSTGRES database system.

To subscribe: Send e-mail to linux-postgres-request@native-ed.bc.ca. with the word "subscribe" in your subject line.


linux-ppp
linux-ppp is a mailing list pertaining to the use and development of the Point-To-Point Protocol (PPP) on linux.

To subscribe: Send e-mail to majordomo@vger.rutgers.edu with the words "subscribe linux-ppp" in the body of your message.


linux-scsi
Linux kernel SCSI list.

To subscribe: Send e-mail to majordomo@vger.rutgers.edu with the words "subscribe linux-scsi" in the body of your message.


linux-security
This is a moderated mailing list hosted by Red Hat Software, Inc. This mailing list carries discussions about different security-related aspects of administering and using Linux systems. While sometimes generic questions related to Unix security are asked, the list concentrates on Linux-specific problems.

To subscribe: Send e-mail to linux-security-request@RedHat.com with the words "subscribe linux-security" in your subject line.

[ linux-security Web Page ] [ linux-security Archive ]


linux-serial
Linux kernel Serial list.

To subscribe: Send e-mail to majordomo@vger.rutgers.edu with the words "subscribe linux-serial" in the body of your message.


linux-smp
Linux kernel SMP list.

To subscribe: Send e-mail to majordomo@vger.rutgers.edu with the words "subscribe linux-smp" in the body of your message.


linux-sound
Linux Sound Mailing List.

To subscribe: Send e-mail to majordomo@vger.rutgers.edu with the words "subscribe linux-sound" in the body of your message.


linux-vax
Linux Vax Port List.

To subscribe: Send e-mail to listserv@ise.canberra.edu.au with the words "subscribe linux-vax" in your subject line.


LINUXVIS-L
Using Linux in machine vision research.

To subscribe: Send e-mail to listproc@cornell.edu with the words "SUBSCRIBE LINUXVIS-L Firstname Lastname" in the body of your message.


LINUX-WIZ
Linux Wizards Discussion List.

To subscribe: Send e-mail to listserv@trashcan.nws.net with the words "subscribe LINUX-WIZ" in your subject line.


netdev
Discussion on Linux Network Development. This is a mailing list for the developers. Please do not ask general network questions on this list, it is meant to be a fast path for developers to keep in touch with other programmers.

To subscribe: Send e-mail to majordomo@nuclecu.unam.mx with the words "subscribe netdev" in the body of your message.

[ netdev Archive ] [ IPV6 FAQ ]


PARALLEL-LINUX
The Parallel Linux mailing list was created to facilitate discussion of issues specifically pertaining to "server class" linux machines. Machines that often have many users logged in at once, provide information via ftp, gopher, WWW, support NetNews, provide Domain Name service, or support other machines via NFS or some other mechanisms all fall into this category.

This list has a pretty straightforward orientation. People who encounter problems with any of their services might post to the list asking for suggestions for solutions. People who notice bugs or features of Linux or any of the Linux-based installations might post about them, to warn others of potential problems. Security issues can also be a large topic of discussion, especially concerning the setup of "anonymous" services like ftp, gopher, and WWW.

To subscribe: Send e-mail to listserv@netspace.org with the words "subscribe PARALLEL-LINUX" in your subject line.


PERSONAL-LINUX
Personal Linux mailing list.

To subscribe: Send e-mail to listserv@netspace.org with the words "subscribe PERSONAL-LINUX" in your subject line.


raiddev
Linux/RAID development.

To subscribe: Send e-mail to majordomo@nuclecu.unam.mx with the words "subscribe raiddev" in the body of your message.


SERVER-LINUX
The SERVER-LINUX list is for issues regarding using Linux based computers as server systems. There has been some argument about what a "server" system is, but in order to keep the discussion as broad as possible, we say that a server is any system that is intended to provide services to more than one person. Services that have been discussed in the recent past include dialup, shells, mail, news, ftp, web, X11, routing, network gatewaying, and many others.

Note that this is a list for system managers, not for people new to large systems. Please be sure to check your man pages, HOWTOs, and relevant source code before posting a question to SERVER-LINUX.

To subscribe: Send e-mail to listserv@netspace.org with the words "subscribe SERVER-LINUX" in your subject line.

[ SERVER-LINUX FAQ ]


WORKSTATION-LINUX
Linux Workstations mailing list The WORKSTATION-LINUX list is for issues regarding using Linux based computers as high-end desktop workstations. There has been some argument about how to define a "workstation", but in order to keep the discussion as broad as possible, we say that a workstation is any computer that is configured to primarily serve one console user. Issues that have been discussed in the recent past include dialup, shells, mail, news, ftp, web, X11, routing, network gatewaying, and many others.

Note that this is a list primarily for system managers, not for people new to large systems. Please be sure to check your man pages, HOWTOs, and relevant source code before posting a question to WORKSTATION-LINUX. Questions from new users will certainly be tolerated, but questions from people who have not thought or done any research for themselves will not.

To subscribe: Send e-mail to listserv@netspace.org with the words "subscribe WORKSTATION-LINUX" in your subject line.


Other sources for mailing lists

  • Linux Mailing List Menu (www.arrakis.es)
  • Linux Mailing Lists (summer.snu.ac.kr)
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