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Scheduled Service Change
Retirement: Newsstand service retirement

Date: Jul 8, 2012, 10:00 AM
Duration: Until 07/08/2012 at 10:30 AM

Status: Closed


On Sunday, July 15, CIT will retire the Newsstand service ( It has essentially been unused for the past 6 months. All groups will be removed on Sunday, July 8, and the server will be retired on July 15.

The Newsstand service provided access to USENET newsgroups to the Cornell community and also hosted locally created newsgroups. Newer technologies have largely taken the place of the Newsstand service.

Individuals who still want to access USENET newsgroups could use instead, which hosts the still-active USENET groups in addition to more modern web-only groups.

Please address any questions or concerns to the IT Service Desk (255-5500 or

Services Impacted:

Anticipated User Impact:

The service will no longer be available. However, the USENET content may be accessed via other service providers on the Internet.

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