Date: Sun Dec 5 05:18:11 1982
Subject: List of Active Newsgroups
Posted: Sat Dec 4 10:10:08 1982
Received: Sun Dec 5 05:18:11 1982
The following is a list of currently active USENET newsgroups as of
4 December, 1982. There are two basic subcategories of netwide
newsgroups: net.all and fa.all. net.all consists of USENET
bulletin board newsgroups that are circulated around the entire
net; fa.all is a set of groups that are gatewayed to USENET
from the ARPANET. The fa.all groups consist of mainly digests,
though there are some bulletin boards. Some of the net.all and
fa.all groups are gatewayed between the networks, i.e. items
submitted from the ARPA side to the digest are split up and
submitted to the USENET group, while articles submitted on the
USENET side are bundled up and submitted to the digest. To post to
fa.all groups, send mail back along the return address found
in the From line of the articles. There are other subcategories,
but they are local, local to institutions, local to geographic
regions, etc. and are not listed here. Please report any
corrections, additions, etc. to this list to me.
net.adm.site Automatic maintenance of the USENET directory.
Currently not used.
net.applic Applicative language and related architecture.
net.arch Computer architecture.
net.audio Info and discussions on high fidelity audio.
net.auto Info and discussions on automobiles.
net.aviation Info and discussions on aviation.
net.bugs General bug reports and fixes.
net.bugs.2bsd Subgroup for UNIX* version 2BSD related bugs.
net.bugs.4bsd Subgroup for UNIX version 4BSD related bugs.
net.bugs.usg Subgroup for USG (System III, IV, etc.) bugs.
net.bugs.uucp Subgroup for UUCP related bugs.
net.bugs.v7 Subgroup for UNIX V7 related bugs.
net.chess Chess and computer chess.
net.columbia Discussions and news wire items on the space
shuttle and the STS program.
net.cooks Cooking, cookbooks, and recipes.
net.cse Computer science education.
net.cycle Info and discussions on motorcycles.
net.dcom Info and discussions on data communications.
net.eunice Info and discussions on the SRI Eunice system.
net.flame For flaming on any topic.
net.followup Followups to articles in net.general.
net.games Games and computer games.
net.games.emp Subgroup for Empire.
net.games.frp Subgroup for Fantasy Role Playing games.
net.games.pacman Subgroup for Pacman.
net.games.pbm Subgroup for Play by Mail games.
net.games.rogue Subgroup for Rogue.
net.games.trivia Subgroup for trivia.
net.games.video Subgroup for video games.
net.general General queries, requests, announcements, etc.
net.ham-radio Info and discussions on Amateur Radio.
net.invest Info and discussions on investments.
net.jobs Job announcements, requests, etc.
net.jokes Jokes and the like. May be slightly offensive.
net.jokes.d Subgroup for discussions on the content
net.lan Info and discussions on local area networks.
net.lang Discussions on computer languages.
net.lang.ada Subgroup for ADA.
net.lang.apl Subgroup for APL.
net.lang.c Subgroup for C.
net.lang.lisp Subgroup for LISP.
net.lang.pascal Subgroup for PASCAL.
net.lang.prolog Subgroup for PROLOG.
net.lang.st80 Subgroup for Smalltalk 80.
net.lsi Discussions on large scale integrated circuits.
net.mail Info and discussions on the proposed new mail
net.math Mathematical discussions and puzzles.
net.micro Info and discussions on micro computers.
net.micro.432 Subgroup for 432's.
net.micro.68k Subgroup for 68k's.
net.micro.atari Subgroup for Atari's.
net.micro.pc Subgroup for IBM personal computers.
net.micro.zx Subgroup for zx's.
net.misc Miscellaneous discussions too short lived for
their own groups.
net.movies Reviews and discussions of movies.
net.music Music lovers' group.
net.news Discussions of USENET itself.
net.news.b Subgroup for B news software.
net.news.config Subgroup for posting of computer down times
and network interruptions.
net.news.group Subgroup for discussions and lists of
net.news.map Subgroup for maps.
net.news.newsite Subgroup for new site announcements.
net.nlang Discussions on ''natural languages''
net.notes For the notesfile software from the University
net.periphs Info and discussions on peripheral devices.
net.physics Discussions on physics.
net.poems For the posting of poems.
net.politics Discussions on politics. Could get hot.
net.railroad Info on railroads.
net.rec Info and discussions on recreational sports.
net.rec.birds Subgroup for bird watching.
net.rec.boat Subgroup for boating.
net.rec.bridge Subgroup for bridge.
net.rec.caves Subgroup for caving.
net.rec.coins Subgroup for coin collecting.
net.rec.photo Subgroup for photography.
net.rec.scuba Subgroup for SCUBA diving.
net.rec.ski Subgroup for skiing.
net.rec.skydive Subgroup for skydiving.
net.records Info and discussions on records.
net.rumor For the posting of rumors.
net.sf-lovers Science fiction lovers' newsgroup.
net.singles Newsgroup for single people, their activities, etc.
net.social Like net.singles, but for everyone.
net.sources For the posting of software packages.
net.space Info and discussions on space, space programs, space
related research, etc.
net.sport Info and discussions on spectator sports.
net.sport.baseball Subgroup for baseball.
net.sport.football Subgroup for football.
net.sport.hockey Subgroup for hockey.
net.startrek Info and discussions on Star Trek.
net.suicide Info and discussions on suicide.
net.taxes Info and discussions on taxes.
net.test For testing of network software. Very boring.
net.travel Info and discussions on traveling.
net.tv Info and discussions on the boob tube.
net.ucds Info and discussions on the UCDS circuit drawing
net.unix-wizards Discussions, bug reports, and fixes on and
for UNIX. Not for the weak of heart.
net.usenix Info and discussions on the USENIX Association.
net.usoft Info and discussions on general software packages.
net.usoft.s Subgroup for the S Statistical Package.
net.video Info and discussions on video and video components.
net.wanted Requests for things that are needed, e.g. device
drivers, pointers to people, etc.
net.wobegon Info and discussions on that radio show.
net.works Info and discussions on workstations.
fa.arms-d Arms discussion digest.
fa.arpa-bboard ARPANET bulletin board.
fa.bitgraph Info and discussions on the BBN bitgraph terminal.
fa.digest-p Digest-people digest.
fa.editor-p Editor-people digest.
fa.energy Info and discussions on energy.
fa.human-nets Info and discussions on computer aided communications.
fa.info-cpm Info and discussions on CPM's.
fa.info-terms Info and discussions on terminals.
fa.info-vax Info and discussions on DEC's* VAX* line of computers.
fa.info-vlsi Info and discussions on very large scale integrated
fa.poli-sci Info and discussions on politics and/versus science.
fa.sf-lovers Science fiction lovers' digest.
space related research, etc.
fa.tcp-ip Info and discussions on the TCP and IP network
fa.telecom Telecommunications digest.
fa.teletext Info and discussions on teletext.
* UNIX is a Trademark of Bell Laboratories.
* DEC is a Trademark of the Digital Equipment Corporation.
* VAX is a Trademark of the Digital Equipment Corporation.