Frequently Asked Questions

Some frequently asked questions about Davin...

Why did you set up Davin?

The Davin site was set up to provide

Why the name Davin?

No real reason for the name "Davin". We just kept playing around with the letters in "Darwin" until we came up with something different.

How do I post to a newsgroup using the web-based newsreader

In order to post to the newsgroups at, you need to talk to your Internet Service Provider (ISP) about posting to newsgroups. Davin provides read-only access to selected newsgroups of regional interest.

I run a news server, can I get a newsfeed?

Certainly, we'd be happy to send you a feed of can.*, ont,* qc.*, and ott.*.