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Subject: List of Active Newsgroups
Date: Sat, 15-Dec-84 00:22:08 EST
Posted: Sat Dec 15 00:22:08 1984
Date-Received: Sun, 16-Dec-84 05:17:35 EST
Expires: Sat, 5-Jan-85 00:22:08 EST
Organization: School of Information and Computer Science, Georgia Tech
[Most recent change: 29 November 1984 by spaf]
The following is a list of currently active USENET newsgroups as of
15 December 1984. There are three basic subcategories of netwide
newsgroups: "net.*", "fa.*", and "mod.*".
"net.*" consists of USENET bulletin board newsgroups that are
circulated around the entire net.
"fa.*" is a set of groups that are gatewayed to USENET from the
ARPANET. The "fa.*" groups consist mainly of digests, though there are
some bulletin boards. To post to "fa.*" groups, send mail back along
the return address found in the "From" line of the articles.
Some of the "net.*" and "fa.*" 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.
"mod.*" groups are moderated. They can only be posted to by mailing to
the moderator (provided in a companion posting).
There are other subcategories, but they are local: to institutions, to
geographic regions, etc. and they are not listed here. Please report
any corrections, additions, etc. to this list to me.
Note that there are distribution categories which can be used to
restrict the propagation of news articles. Currently, distributions
net worldwide distribution (default)
att limited to AT&T
can limited to Canada
eunet limited to European sites
na limited to North America
usa limited to the United States
There may be other regional and local distribution categories available
at your site. Most US states have distribution categories named after
the two letter abbreviation for that state or category (e.g., "ga" for
Georgia, "nj" for New Jersey). Please use an appropriate distribution
category if your article is not likely to be of interest to USENET
A good example of a restricted distribution newsgroup is "na.forsale"
which exists for users to post "item for sale" notices. It only
exists in the "na" (North American) category.
net.abortion All sorts of discussions on abortion.
net.ai Artificial intelligence discussions.
net.analog Analog design developments, ideas, and components.
net.announce Moderated, general announcements of interest to all.
net.announce.newusers Moderated, explanatory postings for new users.
net.arch Computer architecture.
net.astro Astronomy discussions and information.
net.astro.expert Discussion by experts in astronomy.
net.audio High fidelity audio.
net.auto Automobiles, automotive products and laws.
net.aviation Aviation rules, means, and methods.
net.bicycle Bicycles, related products and laws.
net.bio Biology and related sciences.
net.books Books of all genres, shapes, and sizes.
net.bugs General bug reports and fixes.
net.bugs.2bsd Reports of UNIX* version 2BSD related bugs.
net.bugs.4bsd Reports of UNIX version 4BSD related bugs.
net.bugs.usg Reports of USG (System III, V, etc.) bugs.
net.bugs.uucp Reports of UUCP related bugs.
net.bugs.v7 Reports of UNIX V7 related bugs.
net.chess Chess & computer chess.
net.cog-eng Cognitive engineering.
net.college College, college activities, campus life, etc.
net.columbia The space shuttle and the STS program.
net.comics The funnies, old and new.
net.consumers Consumer interests, product reviews, etc.
net.cooks Food, cooking, cookbooks, and recipes.
net.crypt Different methods of data en/decryption.
net.cse Computer science education.
net.cycle Motorcycles and related products and laws.
net.dcom Data communications hardware and software.
net.decus DEC* Users' Society newsgroup.
net.emacs EMACS editors of different flavors.
net.eunice 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 Discussion and hints about Empire.
net.games.frp Discussion about Fantasy Role Playing games.
net.games.go Discussion about Go.
net.games.pbm Discussion about Play by Mail games.
net.games.rogue Discussion and hints about Rogue.
net.games.trivia Discussion about trivia.
net.games.video Discussion about video games.
net.garden Gardening, methods and results.
net.general *Important* and timely announcements of interest to all.
(Note the description of net.misc.)
net.graphics Computer graphics, art, and animation.
net.ham-radio Amateur Radio practices, contests, events, rules, etc.
net.info-terms All sorts of terminals.
net.invest Investments and the handling of money.
net.jobs Job announcements, requests, etc.
net.jokes Jokes and the like. May be somewhat offensive.
net.jokes.d Discussions on the content of net.jokes articles
net.kids Children, their behavior and activities.
net.lan Local area network hardware and software.
net.lang Different computer languages.
net.lang.ada Discussion about Ada*.
net.lang.apl Discussion about APL.
net.lang.c Discussion about C.
net.lang.f77 Discussion about FORTRAN.
net.lang.forth Discussion about Forth.
net.lang.lisp Discussion about LISP.
net.lang.mod2 Discussion about Modula-2.
net.lang.pascal Discussion about Pascal.
net.lang.prolog Discussion about PROLOG.
net.lang.st80 Discussion about Smalltalk 80.
net.legal Legalities and the ethics of law.
net.lsi Large scale integrated circuits.
net.mag Magazine summaries, tables of contents, etc.
net.mail Proposed new mail/network standards.
net.mail.headers Gatewayed from the ARPA header-people list.
net.mail.msggroup Gatewayed from the ARPA MsgGroup list.
net.math Mathematical discussions and puzzles.
net.math.stat Statistics discussion.
net.math.symbolic Symbolic algebra discussion.
net.med Medicine and its related products and regulations.
net.micro Micro computers of all kinds.
net.micro.16k National Semiconductor 32000 series chips
net.micro.432 Discussion about Intel 432's.
net.micro.6809 Discussion about 6809's.
net.micro.68k Discussion about 68k's.
net.micro.apple Discussion about Apple's.
net.micro.atari Discussion about Atari's.
net.micro.cbm Discussion about Commodore's.
net.micro.cpm Discussion about the CP/M operating system.
net.micro.hp Discussion about Hewlett/Packard's.
net.micro.mac Material about the Apple MacIntosh & Lisa
net.micro.pc Discussion about IBM personal computers.
net.micro.ti Discussion about Texas Instruments.
net.micro.trs-80 Discussion about TRS-80's.
net.micro.zx Discussion about zx's.
net.misc Various discussions too short lived for other groups.
Also items of a general nature not important
enough for net.general or net.announce.
net.motss Issues pertaining to homosexuality.
net.movies Reviews and discussions of movies.
net.movies.sw Discussions about the Star Wars saga(s).
net.music Music lovers' group.
net.music.classical Discussion about classical music.
net.music.folk Folks discussing folk music of various sorts
net.net-people Announcements, requests, etc. about people on the net.
net.news Discussions of USENET itself.
net.news.adm Comments directed to news administrators.
net.news.b Discussion about B news software.
net.news.config Postings of system down times and interruptions.
net.news.group Discussions and lists of newsgroups
net.news.newsite Postings of new site announcements.
net.news.sa Comments directed to system administrators.
net.nlang Natural languages, cultures, heritages, etc.
net.nlang.celts Group about Celtics.
net.nlang.greek Group about Greeks.
net.notes Notesfile software from the University of Illinois.
net.origins Evolution versus creationism (sometimes hot!).
net.periphs Peripheral devices.
net.pets Pets, pet care, and household animals in general.
net.philosophy Philosophical discussions.
net.physics Physical laws, properties, etc.
net.poems For the posting of poems.
net.politics Political discussions. Could get hot.
net.puzzle Puzzles, problems, and quizzes.
net.railroad Real and model train fans' newsgroup.
net.rec Recreational/participant sports.
net.rec.birds Hobbyists interested in bird watching.
net.rec.boat Hobbyists interested in boating.
net.rec.bridge Hobbyists interested in bridge.
net.rec.coins Hobbyists interested in coin collecting.
net.rec.disc Hobbyists interested in disc activities.
net.rec.nude Hobbyists interested in naturalist/nudist activities.
net.rec.photo Hobbyists interested in photography.
net.rec.scuba Hobbyists interested in SCUBA diving.
net.rec.ski Hobbyists interested in skiing.
net.rec.skydive Hobbyists interested in skydiving.
net.rec.wood Hobbyists interested in woodworking.
net.religion Religious, ethical, and moral implications of actions.
net.religion.christian Debates about form and nature of Christianity.
net.religion.jewish Information and discussion about Judaism.
net.research Research and computer research.
net.roots Genealogical matters.
net.rumor For the posting of rumors.
net.sci General purpose scientific discussions.
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 & documentation.
net.sources.bugs For bug fixes and features discussion
pertaining to items in net.sources
net.space Space, space programs, space related research, etc.
net.sport Spectator sports.
net.sport.baseball Discussion about baseball.
net.sport.football Discussion about football.
net.sport.hockey Discussion about hockey.
net.sport.hoops Discussion about basketball.
net.startrek Star Trek, the TV show and the movies.
net.std All sorts of standards (e.g., ANSI, IEEE).
net.suicide Suicide, laws, ethics, and its causes and effects (!).
net.taxes Tax laws and advice.
net.test For testing of network software. Very boring.
net.text Text processing.
net.theater For performers and audiences of the theater.
net.travel Traveling all over the world.
net.tv The boob tube, its history, and past and current shows.
net.tv.drwho Discussion about Dr. Who.
net.tv.soaps Postings about soap operas.
net.unix UNIX neophytes group.
net.unix-wizards Discussions, bug reports, and fixes on and for UNIX.
Not for the weak of heart.
net.usenix USENIX Association events and announcements.
net.usoft Universal (public domain) software packages.
net.video Video and video components.
net.wanted Requests for things that are needed.
net.wanted.sources Requests for software, termcap entries, etc.
net.wines Wines and spirits.
net.wobegon "The Prairie Home Companion" radio show.
net.women Women's rights, discrimination, etc.
net.women.only Postings by women only (read by all).
net.works Assorted workstations.
net.works.apollo Discussion about Apollo workstations.
fa.arms-d Arms discussion digest.
fa.arpa-bboard ARPANET bulletin board.
fa.bitgraph The BBN bitgraph terminal.
fa.digest-p Digest-people digest.
fa.editor-p Editor-people digest.
fa.energy Energy programs, conservation, etc.
fa.human-nets Computer aided communications digest.
fa.info-kermit Information about the popular Kermit software package.
fa.info-mac Apple MacIntosh micros.
fa.info-terms All sorts of terminals.
fa.info-vax DEC's VAX* line of computers.
fa.info-vlsi Very large scale integrated circuits.
fa.laser-lovers Laser printers, hardware and software.
fa.poli-sci Politics and/versus science.
fa.railroad Real and model train fans' newsgroup.
fa.tcp-ip TCP and IP network protocols.
fa.telecom Telecommunications digest.
fa.teletext Teletext digest.
mod.map Announcements and software concerning maps and routing
mod.map.news Maps of the Usenet network of news sites
mod.map.uucp Maps from the UUCP mapping project
mod.motss Moderated newsgroup on gay issues and topics
mod.movies Moderated reviews and discussion of movies
mod.music Moderated reviews and discussion of things musical
mod.newslists Postings of news-related statistics and lists
mod.singles Moderated version of net.singles
mod.sources Moderated postings of public domain sources
mod.test Testing of moderated newsgroups -- no moderator
mod.std Moderated discussion about various standards
mod.std.c Discussion about C language standards
mod.std.mumps Discussion about standards for MUMPS
mod.unix Moderated discussion of Unix* features and bugs
* UNIX is a Trademark of AT&T Bell Laboratories.
* DEC is a Trademark of the Digital Equipment Corporation.
* VAX is a Trademark of the Digital Equipment Corporation.
* Ada is a Trademark of the Ada Joint Program Office of the
United States Department of Defense.
Gene "8 months and counting" Spafford
The Clouds Project, School of ICS, Georgia Tech, Atlanta GA 30332
CSNet: Spaf @ GATech ARPA: Spaf%GATech.CSNet @ CSNet-Relay.ARPA