usenet configuration

Lowell Gilbert freebsd-questions-local at
Thu Oct 1 18:42:21 UTC 2009

Don't top-post, please.

Aflatoon Aflatooni <aaflatooni at> writes:

> 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?

NNTP is the protocol, not the software. 
Aflatoon Aflatooni <aaflatooni at> writes:

> 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".

By which I meant "make search key=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.

So install one and look at its documentation.
Lowell Gilbert, embedded/networking software engineer, Boston area

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