INN `INSTALL' documentation patch

Richard Kettlewell richard.kettlewell at kewill.com
Tue Nov 9 15:14:30 UTC 1999


Hi,

Here is a patch to INSTALL which clarifies a few points that I felt
were missing while doing an install.

The INN version I have is inn-STABLE_2_2-1999-07-24_03-02 according to 
the FreeBSD ports collection.

ttfn/rjk

--- INSTALL.orig	Tue Nov  9 15:44:48 1999
+++ INSTALL	Tue Nov  9 16:03:24 1999
@@ -352,6 +352,10 @@
                        is required.  Or ihave and sendme cannot get correct
 	               name, then the messages are incorrect.
 
+  innflags             This allows you pass flags to the INN server process
+                       when it starts up.  If you use the `crosspost' feed
+                       (which is recommended) then you must set this to `-L'.
+
   2. newsfeeds (REQUIRED)
 
   The newsfeeds file determines how incoming articles are redistributed to
@@ -454,6 +458,21 @@
   newsgroup pattern from your ME entry is sufficient; otherwise, set the
   newsgroup pattern appropriately. The last line should not be modified.
 
+  You must also make an entry in innfeed.conf for each outgoing feed.
+  You can get started by adding entries like this:
+
+         peer my-feed.domain.com {
+         }
+
+  If the peer uses a different path stamp to the hostname you send articles
+  to, you must use the `ip-name' key:
+
+         peer my-feed-site.domain.com {
+             ip-name:    feedme.domain.com
+         }
+
+  See the man page for innfeed.conf for full details.
+
   As for controlchan, this is useful and strongly recommended to setup.
   Processing by controlchan can reduce excessive load if many control messages
   arrive in a short time.  To enable controlchan:
@@ -466,8 +485,19 @@
 
   The incoming.conf file describes what machines are allowed to connect to
   your host to feed articles. In previous versions of INN a different
-  file (hosts.nntp) was used to do some of what incoming.conf can do. See
-  the incoming.conf manpage for more details.
+  file (hosts.nntp) was used to do some of what incoming.conf can do.
+
+  You can get started for a single feed by adding an entry like this:
+
+         peer my-feed-site.domain.com {
+         }
+
+  ..assuming that you will be receiving articles from 
+  my-feed-site.domain.com.  Note that this doesn't cause remote sites
+  to start feeding you news - it merely allows them to do so if they so
+  choose.
+
+  See the incoming.conf man page for full details.
 
   4. cycbuff.conf (Required only if using the CNFS article storage method)
 



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