usenet configuration

Aflatoon Aflatooni aaflatooni at
Thu Oct 1 17:17:26 UTC 2009

What is needed in order to run nntp? How does nntp connect to other news servers? Where do you define the news groups that the server would subscribe to?
Any pointers or suggested configuration?

----- Original Message ----
From: Lowell Gilbert <freebsd-questions-local at>
To: Aflatoon Aflatooni <aaflatooni at>; freebsd-questions at
Sent: Thursday, October 1, 2009 10:12:56 AM
Subject: Re: usenet configuration

Odhiambo Washington <odhiambo at> writes:

> On Thu, Oct 1, 2009 at 4:21 PM, Aflatoon Aflatooni <aaflatooni at>wrote:
>> Can someone point me to what software I need to install in order to provide
>> a usenet service for internal users?
> cd /usr/ports
> make search key=usenet

Or better yet, "nntp".

I think cnews is still the standard server software, but there are a
bunch of alternatives that might be easier for a small installation.

Lowell Gilbert, embedded/networking software engineer, Boston area


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