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timhaughton
November 25th, 2008, 02:33 PM
Can anyone give any pointers to someone researching the running of a USENET server.

For example, is there an NNTP daemon in Ubuntu somewhere?

Are there any resources anyone is aware of for administrators of USENET servers, explaining how to link into the global USENET network.

It may be that all current USENET providers start from the RFCs and roll their own. That's OK too, just looking for a leg up.

Cheers,

Tim

andrew.46
November 28th, 2008, 12:44 AM
Hi timhaughton,

Well a guide exists for running a local proxy NNTP server called leafnode 2. This is suitable for 10 to 20 computers at the most on a LAN or for personal use on a home computer:

http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=676837

Just ignore the slrn information :-). If you are after something a bit more industrial then you are after the inn 2.x which I am afraid I have no experience with. But there is an excellent faq that is very current at:

http://www.eyrie.org/~eagle/faqs/inn.html

Hope this gets you started?

Andrew