Due to widespread popularity of Web 2.0 technologies, ITSC noted that the usage of international USENET newsgroups is keep on very low. For more cost-effectiveness utilizing our computing resources, ITSC decides to retire the international newsgroup se rvice. The news server will be hosting only our internal hkust.* newsgroups for legacy purpose.
The retirement schedule is as follows:
For now on until 31 May 2010, all newsgroups other than hkust.* will be read-only and receive no more update from our upstream USENET provider At 1 June 2010, all newsgroups other than hkust.* will be removed. The news server will be hosting hkust.* newsgroups only
Users are suggested to use other alternatives to access USENET newsgroups if necessary.
Google Groups is providing web-based access to USENET newsgroups plus more for google users X-Privat.Org is providing both web-based and NNTP-based public access to more than 22,000 USENET newsgroups
7 May 2010