news server recommends

Stephen Hovey shovey at
Fri May 9 06:47:04 PDT 2003

I use dnews - its better at doing more with less of a muscle machine than
inn used to be (before I abandoned it anyway)

On Fri, 9 May 2003, Rob O'Donnell wrote:

> Hi All,
> 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 
> want?
> Thanks in advance,
> Rob.
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