Re: Web conferencing

Brian Behlendorf (
Tue, 10 Jan 1995 00:02:55 +0100

On Mon, 9 Jan 1995, Kurt Westh Nielsen wrote:
> Having seen examples of integreted conferencing on some web sites, I
> am very much interested in exploring the possibilities of
> establishing such a feature at my local web site. The most impressive
> example I have seen, has been Time Magazines' web site. I imagine the
> task of implementing an electronical conferencing system involves
> Perl scripts or other programming efforts. Does anybody know of
> available examples on how to conduct this ???

Time magazine implemented theirs using Hypermail, a free package written
by Kevin Hughes at EIT -
<URL:>. As the author of
another Web-based conferencing system (at hotwired -
<URL:> - don't blame me for the
interface!) I've become increasingly convinced that conferencing could be
more efficient using news://host/group rather than
http://host/cgi-bin/whatever. Comments?

Brian "time to break out that Cnews manual..."