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Introduction

The NetBSD Project provides a variety of public mailing lists to facilitate communication between the users and developers of NetBSD. All of the mailing lists are served by the Majordomo mailing list management package, and you can find out more about how to use the NetBSD Project's Majordomo by mailing with an empty message body.

Using this page, you can find out what the various mailing lists are for, look at the mailing list archives, and even subscribe to the mailing lists themselves. This page is broken up into three sections: this introductory section; an index of the mailing lists for quick reference; and the descriptions of the mailing lists, along with links to allow you to look at their archives and subscribe to them.

  • To subscribe to a mailing list click on the [subscribe] link next to its name, in the description section of this page. You will then have to fill out a form, to supply your e-mail address.
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  • To view a web archive of a mailing list click on the [view archive] link next to its name, in the description section of this page. This will take you to the mail archive server mail-index.NetBSD.org. An alternative index of our mailing lists is available at MARC.
  • To read the list through a news frontend click on the [newsgroup] link next to its name, in the description section of this page. This will take you to the usenet archive http://www.gmane.org/.

Please note that while the majority of the NetBSD mailing lists are normally unmoderated, there are circumstances which will occasionally cause a mailing list to be moderated by its manager. Mails longer than 40KB or mails with HTML attachments will get blocked and eventually rejected by the mailing list owners.

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List descriptions

General lists

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atf-devel:
Discussion of Automated Testing Framework (ATF) development issues and while the list is low traffic, ATF user questions.
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current-users:
This is a forum for all people using an up-to-date version of the NetBSD-current source tree. It is a good forum for talking about `gotchas' in the tree. Since the NetBSD-current tree is a quickly moving target, please confirm any problems with the latest tree before posting.
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netbsd-advocacy:
This mailing list is for open discussion on how to promote the project.
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netbsd-announce:
This mailing list is for announcements about NetBSD.
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netbsd-bugs:
This mailing list is where you can discuss bugs in NetBSD. All NetBSD bug reports sent with send-pr(1) appear here.
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coverity-updates:
This mailing list gets fed with new issues found by Coverity.
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netbsd-docs:
This mailing list is for discussing NetBSD documentation.
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netbsd-ports:
This list is for people working on or generally interested in ports of NetBSD to various types of computers.
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netbsd-users:
This list provides a general help forum where users can discuss using NetBSD, regardless of platform. As a large number of subscribers receive this list, please use your good judgement when posting. Technical discussion related to the development and design of NetBSD itself aren't appropriate on this list and are better voiced in a more narrowly-focused technical list.
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pkgsrc-bugs:
All bug reports in category pkg sent with send-pr(1) appear here. Please do not report your bugs here.
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pkgsrc-bulk:
This mailing list receives reports and build logs of pkgsrc bulk builds.
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pkgsrc-changes:
This list is for those who are interested in getting a commit message for every change committed to the NetBSD Packages Collection (pkgsrc). It is also available in digest form, meaning one daily message containing all commit messages for changes to the package source tree in that 24 hour period.
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pkgsrc-users:
This is a general-purpose list for most issues regarding the NetBSD Packages Collection (pkgsrc), regardless of platform, e.g. soliciting user help for pkgsrc configuration, unexpected build failures, using particular packages, upgrading pkgsrc installations, questions regarding the pkgsrc release branches, etc. General announcements or proposals for changes that impact the pkgsrc user community, e.g. major infrastructure changes, new features, package removals, etc., may also be posted.
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source-changes:
This list is for those who are interested in getting a commit message for every change committed to the NetBSD source tree. It is also available in digest form, meaning one daily message containing all commit messages for changes to the source tree in that 24 hour period.
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source-changes-full:
This list is for those who are interested in getting a commit message with the diff of the change attached for every change committed to the NetBSD source tree. It is also available in digest form, meaning one daily message containing all commit messages for changes to the source tree in that 24 hour period. Note that this list is not archived on mail-index.NetBSD.org.
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source-changes-d:
This list receives replies to commit messages on source-changes and source-changes-full.
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regional-au:
Discussion relevant to users in Australia.
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regional-boston:
Discussion relevant to users in Boston, USA.
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regional-ca:
Discussion relevant to users in Canada.
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regional-ch:
Discussion relevant to users in Switzerland.
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regional-cs:
Discussion relevant to users in Czech Republic & Slovak Republic.
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regional-de:
Discussion relevant to users in Germany and other German speaking countries.
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regional-fr:
Discussion relevant to users in France.
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regional-helsinki:
Discussion relevant to users in Helsinki.
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regional-it:
Discussion relevant to users in Italy.
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regional-jp:
Discussion relevant to users in Japan.
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regional-london:
Discussion relevant to users in London, UK.
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regional-nordic:
Discussion relevant to users in the Scandinavian countries.
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regional-nyc:
Discussion relevant to users in New York City, USA.
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regional-pl:
Discussion relevant to users in Poland.
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regional-sfba:
Discussion relevant to users in the San Francisco Bay Area, USA.
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tech-cluster:
Technical discussion on building and using clusters of NetBSD hosts.
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security-announce:
Announcements from the NetBSD Security Officer group. e.g. Security Advisories and Security Notes. Information on reporting a security issue is available at the Security and NetBSD webpage. The tech-security mailing list can be used for discussing security issues related to NetBSD.
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tech-crypto:
Technical discussion regarding cryptography in the NetBSD system. This list applies to both US-based (cryptosrc-us) and International (cryptosrc-intl) available cryptography.
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tech-embed:
Discussions about using NetBSD in embedded systems.
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tech-install:
Technical discussion of improvements to NetBSD's installation software. NOTE: This mailing list is not for assistance with installing NetBSD. If you have problems installing NetBSD, see netbsd-users instead!
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tech-kern:
Discussion of general technical kernel issues.
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tech-misc:
Discussion of technical issues that aren't really appropriate for any of the other tech-* lists.
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tech-multimedia:
Discussion of technical issues of things multimedial.
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tech-net:
Discussion of technical issues relating to NetBSD's networking subsystem.
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tech-perform:
Discussion of performance issues in NetBSD, especially ways to improve performance.
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tech-pkg:
Discussion of technical issues related to development of the NetBSD Packages Collection (pkgsrc), e.g. soliciting feedback for changes to pkgsrc infrastructure, proposed new features, questions related to porting pkgsrc to a new platform, advice for maintaining a package, patches that affect many packages, help requests moved from pkgsrc-users@NetBSD.org when an infrastructure bug is found, etc.
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tech-ports:
Discussion of technical issues related to porting NetBSD to different hardware.
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tech-repository:
Discussions about the NetBSD source code control system.
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tech-security:
Technical discussion regarding security issues in NetBSD.
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tech-smp:
Discussion of technical issues relating to multi-processor support for NetBSD.
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tech-toolchain:
Technical discussion of toolchain and build system issues.
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tech-userlevel:
Discussion of non-kernel related technical issues, such as POSIX compliance, compilation environment, etc.
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tech-x11:
Discussion of the X11 window system as used with NetBSD.
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www-changes:
This list is for those who are interested in getting a commit message for every change committed to the NetBSD WWW server's documents.

Port specific lists

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port-acorn26:
Discussion of issues specific to NetBSD on ARMv2 and ARMv2a machines (NetBSD/acorn26). There is also a port-arm list for questions related to all ARM based ports.
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port-acorn32:
Discussion of issues specific to NetBSD on ARM6 and newer based machines (NetBSD/acorn32). There is also a port-arm list for questions related to all ARM based ports.
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port-algor:
Discussion of issues specific to NetBSD on Algorithmics, Ltd. MIPS-based evaluation boards (NetBSD/algor). There is also a port-mips list for questions related to all MIPS based ports.
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port-alpha:
Discussion of issues specific to NetBSD on Digital's Alpha AXP systems (NetBSD/alpha).
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port-amd64:
Discussion of issues specific to NetBSD on AMD64 based machines (NetBSD/amd64).
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port-amiga:
Discussion of issues specific to NetBSD on Commodore's Amiga and MacroSystem's DraCo machines (NetBSD/amiga). There is also a port-m68k list for questions related to all Motorola 68k based ports.

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This list supersedes the amiga, amiga-dev, and amiga-x lists.
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port-arc:
Discussion of issues specific to NetBSD on MIPS based PCs with ARC firmware (NetBSD/arc). There is also a port-mips list for questions related to all MIPS based ports.
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port-arm:
Discussion of issues relevant to all ARM-based NetBSD ports. There are lists for the individual ports and they should be used for port-specific questions and information: port-acorn26, port-acorn32, port-cats, and port-hpcarm.
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port-atari:
Discussion of issues specific to NetBSD on Atari's TT030, Falcon, and Hades machines (NetBSD/atari). There is also a port-m68k list for questions related to all Motorola 68k based ports.
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port-avr32:
Discussion of the NetBSD port to avr32 based NGW100.
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port-bebox:
Discussion of issues specific to NetBSD on Be, Inc.'s PowerPC based BeBox computer (NetBSD/bebox). There is also a port-powerpc list for questions related to all PowerPC based ports.
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port-cats:
Discussion of issues specific to NetBSD on ARM based Chalice Technology CATS machines and EBSA evaluation boards (NetBSD/cats). There is also a port-arm list for questions related to all ARM based ports.
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port-cobalt:
Discussion of issues specific to NetBSD on Cobalt Networks MIPS based Qube and RaQ computers (NetBSD/cobalt). There is also a port-mips list for questions related to all MIPS based ports.
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port-dreamcast:
Discussion of issues specific to NetBSD on Sega Dreamcast (NetBSD/dreamcast). There is also a port-sh3 list for questions related to all Hitachi Super-H (SH3/4) chips-based ports.
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port-evbmips:
Discussion of issues specific to NetBSD on evaluation boards with MIPS-based CPUs (NetBSD/evbmips). Currently the MIPS Malta is supported. There is also a port-mips list for questions related to all MIPS based ports.
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port-ews4800mips:
Discussion of issues specific to NetBSD on NEC's MIPS based EWS4800 workstations (NetBSD/ews4800mips). There is also a port-mips list for questions related to all MIPS based ports.
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port-hp300:
Discussion of issues specific to NetBSD on Hewlett-Packard's 9000/300 and 9000/400 series machines (NetBSD/hp300). There is also a port-m68k list for questions related to all Motorola 68k based ports.
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port-hp700:
Discussion of issues specific to NetBSD on Hewlett-Packard's 9000/700 HP-PA RISC machines (NetBSD/hp700).
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port-hpcarm:
Discussion of issues specific to NetBSD on ARM based Windows CE PDA machines (NetBSD/hpcarm). There is also a port-arm list for questions related to all ARM based ports.
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port-hpcmips:
Discussion of issues specific to NetBSD on MIPS based Windows CE PDA machines (NetBSD/hpcmips). There is also a port-mips list for questions related to all MIPS based ports.
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port-hpcsh:
Discussion of issues specific to NetBSD on Hitachi Super-H (SH3/4) family based Windows CE PDA machines (NetBSD/hpcsh). There is also a port-sh3 list for questions related to all Hitachi Super-H (SH3/4) based ports.
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port-i386:
Discussion of issues specific to NetBSD on IBM PC clones with i386 or better CPUs (NetBSD/i386).
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port-ia64:
Discussion of issues specific to NetBSD on Intel Itanium Processor Family CPUs (NetBSD/ia64).
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port-ibmnws:
Discussion of issues specific to NetBSD on IBM Network Station Series 1000 PowerPC-based computers (NetBSD/ibmnws). There is also a port-powerpc list for questions related to all PowerPC based ports.
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port-iyonix:
Discussion of issues specific to NetBSD on the ARM based Iyonix pc (NetBSD/iyonix).
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port-luna68k:
Discussion of issues specific to NetBSD on 68k based OMRON LUNA machines (NetBSD/luna68k). There is also a port-m68k list for questions related to all Motorola 68k based ports.
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port-m68k:
Discussion of issues relevant to all m68k-based NetBSD ports. There are lists for the individual ports and they should be used for port-specific questions and information: port-amiga, port-atari, port-hp300, port-luna68k, port-mac68k, port-mvme68k, port-news68k, port-next68k, port-sun2, port-sun3, and port-x68k.
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port-mac68k:
Discussion of issues specific to NetBSD on Apple's m68k based Macintosh machines (NetBSD/mac68k). There is also a port-m68k list for questions related to all Motorola 68k based ports.

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This list supersedes both the macbsd-general and macbsd-development lists.
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port-macppc:
Discussion of issues specific to NetBSD on Apple's PowerPC based Macintosh machines (NetBSD/macppc). There is also a port-powerpc list for questions related to all PowerPC based ports.
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port-mips:
Discussion of issues relevant to all MIPS-based NetBSD ports. There are lists for the individual ports and they should be used for port-specific questions and information: port-algor, port-arc, port-cobalt, port-evbmips, port-hpcmips, port-mipsco, port-newsmips, port-playstation2, port-pmax, port-sbmips. and port-sgimips.
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port-mipsco:
Discussion of issues specific to NetBSD on products of MIPS Computer Systems, Inc. (NetBSD/mipsco) There is also a port-mips list for questions related to all MIPS based ports.
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port-mvme68k:
Discussion of issues specific to NetBSD on Motorola's 68k VME board computers (NetBSD/mvme68k). There is also a port-m68k list for questions related to all Motorola 68k based ports.
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port-mvmeppc:
Discussion of issues specific to NetBSD on Motorola's PowerPC VME board computers (NetBSD/mvmeppc). There is also a port-powerpc list for questions related to all PowerPC based ports.
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port-news68k:
Discussion of issues specific to NetBSD on 68k based Sony NEWS systems (NetBSD/news68k). There is also a port-m68k list for questions related to all Motorola 68k based ports.
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port-newsmips:
Discussion of issues specific to NetBSD on MIPS based Sony NEWS systems (NetBSD/newsmips). There is also a port-mips list for questions related to all MIPS based ports.
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port-next68k:
Discussion of issues specific to NetBSD on 68k based NeXT black hardware (NetBSD/next68k). There is also a port-m68k list for questions related to all Motorola 68k based ports.
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port-ofppc:
Discussion of issues specific to NetBSD on OpenFirmware PowerPC systems (NetBSD/ofppc). There is also a port-powerpc list for questions related to all PowerPC based ports.
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port-pc532:
Discussion of issues specific to NetBSD on the rather rare PC532 computer (NetBSD/pc532).
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port-pdp10:
Discussion of issues specific to NetBSD on DEC PDP-10 computer (NetBSD/pdp10).
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port-playstation2:
Discussion of issues specific to NetBSD on Sony's Playstation 2 machines (NetBSD/playstation2). There is also a port-mips list for questions related to all MIPS based ports.
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port-pmax:
Discussion of issues specific to NetBSD on Digital's MIPS based DECstation and DECsystem machines (NetBSD/pmax). There is also a port-mips list for questions related to all MIPS based ports.
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port-powerpc:
Discussion of issues relevant to all PowerPC based NetBSD ports. There are lists for the individual ports and they should be used for port-specific questions and information: port-bebox, port-macppc, port-mvmeppc, port-ofppc, port-prep, and port-sandpoint.
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port-prep:
Discussion of issues specific to NetBSD on PReP -- PowerPC Reference Platform (NetBSD/prep). There is also a port-powerpc list for questions related to all PowerPC based ports.
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port-s390:
Discussion of issues specific to NetBSD on IBM S/390 platforms (NetBSD/s390).
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port-sandpoint:
Discussion of issues specific to NetBSD on Motorola Sandpoint reference platform using the MPC8240 processor module (NetBSD/sandpoint). There is also a port-powerpc list for questions related to all PowerPC based ports.
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port-sbmips:
Discussion of issues specific to NetBSD on Broadcom's SiByte Broadband Processor-based platforms (NetBSD/sbmips). There is also a port-mips list for questions related to all MIPS based ports.
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port-sgimips:
Discussion of issues specific to NetBSD on SGI MIPS platforms (NetBSD/sgimips). There is also a port-mips list for questions related to all MIPS based ports.
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port-sh3:
Discussion of issues relevant to all Hitachi Super-H (SH3/4) chips-based NetBSD ports. There are lists for the individual ports and they should be used for port-specific questions and information: port-dreamcast, and port-hpcsh.
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port-sparc:
Discussion of issues specific to NetBSD on Sun's 32-bit Sparc based machines (NetBSD/sparc).
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port-sparc64:
Discussion of issues specific to NetBSD on Sun's 64-bit Ultrasparc based machines (NetBSD/sparc64).
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port-sun2:
Discussion of issues specific to NetBSD on Sun's Motorola 68010 based machines (NetBSD/sun2). Newer Sun machines are covered on port-sun3, port-sparc and port-sparc64. There is also a port-m68k list for questions related to all Motorola 68k based ports.
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port-sun3:
Discussion of issues specific to NetBSD on Sun's Motorola 68020 (sun3) and 68030 (sun3x) based machines (NetBSD/sun3). Newer Sparc based Sun machines are covered on port-sparc and port-sparc64. There is also a port-m68k list for questions related to all Motorola 68k based ports.
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port-vax:
Discussion of issues specific to NetBSD on Digital's VAX series of machines (NetBSD/vax).
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port-x68k:
Discussion of issues specific to NetBSD on Sharp's Japanese X68000/X68030 machines (NetBSD/x68k). There is also a port-m68k list for questions related to all Motorola 68k based ports.
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port-xen:
Discussion of issues specific to NetBSD on the Xen Virtual Machine Monitor (NetBSD/xen).
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port-zaurus:
Discussion of issues specific to NetBSD on the Zaurus PDA. (NetBSD/zaurus).

Obsolete lists (archive only)

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amiga:
This list was for discussing NetBSD/amiga issues.

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It has been obsoleted by port-amiga.
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amiga-dev:
This list was for issues related to the further development of NetBSD/amiga.

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It has been obsoleted by port-amiga.
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amiga-x:
This list was for those running X under NetBSD/amiga.

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It has been obsoleted by port-amiga.
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m68k:
This list was for those interested in issues relevant to all m68k-family CPU based ports.

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It has been obsoleted by port-m68k.
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macbsd-development:
This list was for issues related to the further development of MacBSD.

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It has been obsoleted by port-mac68k.
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macbsd-general:
This list was for discussing MacBSD (NetBSD/mac68k) issues.

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It has been obsoleted by port-mac68k.
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netbsd-desktop:
This mailing list was for discussing the NetBSD desktop effort.

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Use the netbsd-users list instead.
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netbsd-help:
This list was a general help forum where users can ask questions.

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Use the netbsd-users list instead.
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netbsd-java:
This was a forum for discussing issues related to Java on NetBSD.

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Use the netbsd-users list instead.
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netbsd-jobs:
This mailing list was for job advertisements relevant to NetBSD users and developers.

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Job listings have pretty solidly moved to the web these days.
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netbsd-news:
This mailing list was for news about NetBSD, including from third parties.

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Moved to blog(s), mostly.