INN2.3, buffindexed...and nn?

The Hermit Hacker scrappy at
Thu Sep 9 14:12:17 UTC 1999


	I'm not sure where I should post this, so I'm going to post it
here and the nn newsgroup...

	Using nn 6.5.3, recompiled today out of ports on FreeBSD 3.3-RC,
if I run nn, news.notice shows me:

Sep  9 11:02:21 athena nnrpd[11863]: SERVER perl filtering enabled
Sep  9 11:02:21 athena nnrpd[11863]: connect
Sep  9 11:02:24 athena nnrpd[11863]: group acadia.comp.misc 0
Sep  9 11:02:24 athena nnrpd[11863]: group acadia.comp.unix 0
Sep  9 11:02:24 athena nnrpd[11863]: times user 0.660 system 0.290 elapsed 3.108

	Notice the two acadia.comp.* groups that say "0"?  The
acadia.comp.unix one, at least, should have showed me one artile (number
176), which I can get at using a simple telnet session:

telnet nntp
Connected to
Escape character is '^]'.
200 InterNetNews NNRP server INN 2.3experimental 27-Aug-1999 ready (posting ok).
group acadia.comp.unix
211 175 1 176 acadia.comp.unix
xover 175-176
224 175-176 fields follow
175     Re: Perl path   "Ian Brunton" <030741b at>      Tue, 7 Sep 1999 11:54:45 -0300  <7r38vu$qfa$1 at>        <3698008E.6EC1554E at> <77ej8q$mud$1 at>          23      Xref: acadia.comp.unix:175
176     Re: Permissions for web pages   "Ian Brunton" <030741b at>     Thu, 9 Sep 1999 10:32:04 -0300   <7r8csq$bgb$1 at>        <36c09381.3779724 at> <36C0C24E.6FA24277 at> <79s04d$4k1$1 at>       1159    14      Xref: acadia.comp.unix:176
article 176
220 176 <7r8csq$bgb$1 at> article
From: "Ian Brunton" <030741b at>
Newsgroups: acadia.comp.unix
Subject: Re: Permissions for web pages
Date: Thu, 9 Sep 1999 10:32:04 -0300
Organization: Acadia University, Wolfville, Nova Scotia
Lines: 14
Message-ID: <7r8csq$bgb$1 at>
References: <36c09381.3779724 at> <36C0C24E.6FA24277 at> <79s04d$4k1$1 at>
X-Trace: 936883930 11787 (9 Sep 1999 13:32:10 GMT)
X-Complaints-To: marc.fournier at
X-Newsreader: Microsoft Outlook Express 4.72.3155.0
X-MimeOLE: Produced By Microsoft MimeOLE V4.72.3155.0
Xref: acadia.comp.unix:176

>Minimum requirement is rwx--x--x ... with the read attribute turned off,
>nobody can do an 'ls' of his directory, but can still read files in it,
>and the web server only deals with explicitly referenced files...
>This way, ppl can't go to your directory and browse around...

Is this more secure than an .htaccess file with a DirectoryIndex statement,
which loads a specified document when a directory is accessed without a



And I can get using tin...

If I go into my .newsrc and reset my pointers so that it says that
articles 1-174 are read (leaving two articles), I get both 175 and 176
listed...but if I reset it to 1-175, it comes back with a simple:

> nn
Connecting to NNTP server ...
Connecting to NNTP server ... ok (posting is allowed)
Release 6.5.3 (NOV)
  by Kim F. Storm, Peter Wemm, and Michael T Pins, 1998

No News (is good news)

I'm doubting its an INN related issue, but figured I'd be safe trying to
hit both sides, just in case its something I may be overlooking...but it
*seems* like its a 'if count > 1, provide index' sort of issue, where it
should be 'if count >= 1, provide index'...but I just want to make sure...

Marc G. Fournier                   ICQ#7615664               IRC Nick: Scrappy
Systems Administrator @ 
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