DRAFT: [ANNOUNCE] INN 2.3.0 available

Russ Allbery rra at stanford.edu
Mon Jul 17 06:13:49 UTC 2000

Anonymous Coward <newsb'stard at FREE-N0RP.NetScum.dK> writes:
> [12 Jul 19100, <8khctg$2i9e$1 at FreeBSD.csie.NCTU.edu.tw>, Russ Allbery]

>>   * New readers.conf file (replaces nnrp.access) which allows more
>>     flexible specification of access restrictions.  Included in the sample
>>     implementations is a RADIUS-based authenticator.

> I got bit by this (like several other beta-testers), and I have not
> looked to find out why, but if you don't know what you are doing, like
> if you don't study the examples in the readers.conf file and probably
> the man page that I haven't looked at yet, you may add some lines that
> superficially look fine to you, but leave your swerver wide open for the
> whole world to post and read from.  Ick.

I added some additional cautions about being sure to read the examples.  I
think the new examples also make this somewhat less likely to happen.

> I've eyeballed this, and wondered if it might be nice to add as a new
> feature, a storage.conf parameter that can be used for timecaf to keep
> more articles in a timecaf file, to give the benefits of mini-CNFS
> buffers.

Good idea; added to TODO.

Russ Allbery (rra at stanford.edu)             <http://www.eyrie.org/~eagle/>

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