news server recommends

Rob listone at
Fri May 9 06:58:03 PDT 2003

Have a look at - we used it to replace innd at
a University. It makes a huge difference to bandwidth/diskspace
requirements. I can't comment on the security, though they do seem to
pay attention to it.

Free licensing for most non-commercial environments (as far as I can

----- Original Message -----
From: "Rob O'Donnell" <robert at>
To: <freebsd-questions at>
Sent: Friday, May 09, 2003 11:11 PM
Subject: news server recommends

> Hi All,
> In an effort to avoid creating problems for myself, I'm asking first
> diving in ...
> I have a requirement to set up a nntp server.  Partially as a local
> to provide as huge a retention time as I can afford disc space for,
> also to give out external access to.
> requirements are basically...
> ability to fetch via NNTP from several configured news servers (ie,
> using a push feed)
> automatically fetch groups that are used; ignore groups that are not
> (this all to reduce bandwidth requirements!)
> have script-configurable user accounts with arbitary monthly download
> be secure enough to open a port through the firewall to it from the
> I've been looking at Dnews, but the price is a touch off-putting, and
> 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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