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# NetBSD Community

Get in contact with other NetBSD users. Ask for help or share your experience and technical knowledge. Explore the activities and resources of the NetBSD community.

NetBSD "happens" primarily on [mailing lists](http://www.netbsd.org/mailinglists/).  You are encouraged to join, at least, [netbsd-users](http://www.netbsd.org/mailinglists/#netbsd-users), [current-users](http://www.netbsd.org/mailinglists/#current-users), and [netbsd-announce](http://www.netbsd.org/mailinglists/#netbsd-announce).

## Mailing lists and usenet newsgroups

* [Follow us on Twitter](http://www.twitter.com/netbsd)

* [Mailing lists and archives](http://www.netbsd.org/mailinglists/) (as an alternative: [MARC](http://marc.info/?cn=NetBSD))

### Usenet newsgroups
* [comp.unix.bsd.netbsd.announce](news:comp.unix.bsd.netbsd.announce)
* [comp.unix.bsd.netbsd.misc](news:comp.unix.bsd.netbsd.misc)
* [comp.unix.bsd.misc](news:comp.unix.bsd.misc)

## Online chats

### IRC - NetBSD channels are available on the following IRC networks:
* Channel #NetBSD on [IRCnet](http://www.ircnet.info/)
* Channel #NetBSD on [EFnet](http://www.efnet.org/)
* Channel #NetBSD on [freenode](http://freenode.net/)
* SILC - [SILCNet](http://silcnet.org/) has a netbsd channel for secure chats.

## Internet forums, discussion groups, etc

* [BSDNexus.com - another BSD forums site](http://forums.bsdnexus.com/)
* [Daemon Forums - a Forum for all BSDs](http://www.daemonforums.org/)

## User groups and regional resources

[User groups and other regional resources of the NetBSD community](http://www.netbsd.org/community/groups.html)


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