pure intranet news server...

Jeffrey M. Vinocur jeff at litech.org
Tue May 8 22:39:15 UTC 2001

On Tue, 8 May 2001, Ed Halley wrote:

> The INSTALL docs pretty much stop once you've booted the
> service.  There's no sections on "troubleshooting a client
> connection," which would have been very helpful in this case.

You might want

   Linkname: INN 2.x FAQ
        URL: http://www.eyrie.org/~eagle/faqs/inn.html


   Linkname: Setting up a server with no external feeds, just local
        URL: http://www.eyrie.org/~eagle/faqs/inn.html#3.6

in particular.  Except that it hasn't been updated recently (Russ?) and so
refers to nnrp.access instead of readers.conf.  Well, anyway, see below.

> 	~news/etc/passwd.nntp   (not /etc/passwd-style crypted)
> 	~news/readers.conf

Did you try the manpages?  They exist for virtually everything in INN.  If
your MANPATH is configured correctly:

~ > apropos passwd.nntp readers.conf
passwd.nntp [passwd] (5)  - passwords for connecting to remote NNTP servers
readers.conf [readers] (5)  - Access control and configuration for nnrpd

That is, you want the latter.  If you still have questions after reading
the manpage for readers.conf and looking at the sample readers.conf,
please ask again.

Jeffrey M. Vinocur
jeff at litech.org

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