Note: This service will be discontinued in Summer 2006
UseNet News at the University of Utah
Usenet News can be thought of as a giant, worldwide bulletin board. Anyone can read posted items and freely post their own. Usenet News allows people on the Internet to share their opinions and experiences, openly and freely, with an equal opportunity to participate in discussions.
The University of Utah has a usenet news server (news.utah.edu). The standard news port is
119. If you're connecting from off-campus, you will authenticate with your uNID.
Most modern e-mail clients can configure a connection to a news serve. As an alternative to the U's service, visit Google's web interface to usenet news at http://groups.google.com.
Request a Newsgroup
To request a newsgroup, send an email to email@example.com. On-campus newsgroups will have names of the form uu.DEPT.class.NUMBER, e.g., uu.cs.class.1010 for Computer Science 1010. Names can include section numbers as in the course catalog.
If you know of a newsgroup or hierarchy that we are not carrying, please make the request and we will consider it. Requests for binary groups will be denied because they place a heavier load on the network.