I still have problems using nntpget

Russ Allbery rra at stanford.edu
Wed Jun 21 08:30:55 UTC 2000


Russ Allbery <rra at Stanford.EDU> writes:
> Sangohn Christian <christian.sangohn at post.rwth-aachen.de> writes:

>> I´m trying to get news articles to feed my INN server with with nntpget
>> in the following shell-script:

>> su - news -c "/usr/lib/news/bin/nntpget -o news.rwth-aachen.de"

>> But all I get is the error:
>> "Can't authenticate with (null), Illegal seek"

> You don't have server set in inn.conf; you need to set it to the
> hostname of the local server (not the remote server you're pulling news
> from).

And this will now print out a more comprehensible error message.

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



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