news server recommends
robert at aphnet.co.uk
Fri May 9 06:41:20 PDT 2003
In an effort to avoid creating problems for myself, I'm asking first before
diving in ...
I have a requirement to set up a nntp server. Partially as a local cache,
to provide as huge a retention time as I can afford disc space for, but
also to give out external access to.
requirements are basically...
ability to fetch via NNTP from several configured news servers (ie, not
using a push feed)
automatically fetch groups that are used; ignore groups that are not accessed.
(this all to reduce bandwidth requirements!)
have script-configurable user accounts with arbitary monthly download limits.
be secure enough to open a port through the firewall to it from the Internet
I've been looking at Dnews, but the price is a touch off-putting, and I've
not delved far enough
into the docs to determine if I can set download limits on user account yet..
So.. basically, is there anything anybody can recommend that will do what I
Thanks in advance,
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