"Hal E. Fulton" <hal9000 / hypermetrics.com> writes:

> I'm seeing some replies to things that 
> I never saw via the mailing list.
> How is the news-mail gateway? Do we
> have any way of monitoring its status?

It seems to be running fine. (I keep a window up that monitors it. The
last entries are:

09:46:15:  news2mail | sending message: 42903: "Re: Running rdoc on
   lib/*.rb\r"/"<bbense+comp.lang.ruby.Jul.16.02 / telemark.stanford.edu>\r"
09:46:15:  news2mail | ... sent
09:46:15:  news2mail | new last = 42904
10:06:16:  news2mail | new last = 42905
10:26:18:  news2mail | new last = 42907
10:46:19:  news2mail | new last = 42909
11:06:19:  news2mail | new last = 42909
11:26:20:  news2mail | new last = 42911
11:46:22:  news2mail | new last = 42914
12:06:23:  news2mail | new last = 42916
12:26:25:  news2mail | new last = 42920
12:46:27:  news2mail | message: 42926: "Re: Win32OLE: Is getting MSIE
  HTTP status possible?\r"/"\"John\" <nojgoalbyspam / hotmail.com>\r"
  X-Spam-Status: No, hits=0.3 required=5.0 X-Spam-Level:
12:46:29:  news2mail | sending message: 42926: "Re: Win32OLE: Is
   getting MSIE HTTP status possible?\r"/"\"John\"
   <nojgoalbyspam / hotmail.com>\r"
12:46:29:  news2mail | ... sent
12:46:30:  news2mail | new last = 42928

> Dave-- I realize that most of the issues with it are ISP and news
> provider issues and thus beyond your control.

Well, remember that news takes a while to propogate. If you could give
me headers from a news message that never arrived in the mailing list
I can chase it up with Giganews and see if ther's a problem.

> But: Would it be useful to write some stats to a web page -- like
> how many messages were passed in each direction today?

Would that be helpful?