using inn as private/non feed server

Terry Davis tdavis at birddog.com
Tue Sep 18 19:29:04 UTC 2001


Nevermind, I got this to work fine.
The path to the files that it was creating was different than what I was
thinking.

It created them in /var/lib/news.
:)

Working great now!
Thank you,

-- 
Terry Davis
Systems Administrator
BirdDog Solutions, Inc.
(402) 829-6059


Quoting Terry Davis <tdavis at birddog.com>:

> 
> Hello!
> This is my first crack at an nntp server. 
> 
> I need an nntp server just for private groups on an intranet.  
> 
> I setup inn on redhat 7.1 by rpm.  I read the INSTALL file completely but
> am
> having problems with creating groups.
> 
> First, it appears as if the rpm puts everything in /var/spool/news.
> I did not see a 'db' folder in there so I created one.
> 
> I then created a file db/active with these contents:
> control 0000000000 0000000000 y
> control.cancel 0000000000 0000000000 y
> control.checkgroups 0000000000 0000000000 y
> control.newgroup 0000000000 0000000000 y
> control.rmgroup 0000000000 0000000000 y
> junk 0000000000 0000000000 y
> to 0000000000 0000000000 y
> 
> I used the newsgroups.minimal file as the default.
> 
> The INSTALL file did not go into what should go into the 'active.times' file.
>  I
> assumed it should be blank since it looks like dynamic information is going
> to
> go into it.
> 
> I then ran:
> touch db/history
> cd db
> makedbz -i
> 
> This did not return anything and no new files were created.  This is where I
> am
> stuck.  I am assuming it needs to make some files.
> 
> For fun, I tried starting in but got:
> Please run makehistory and/or makedbz before starting innd.
> 
> Thank you all for any help! 
> 
> Then I ran:
> 
> -- 
> Terry Davis
> Systems Administrator
> BirdDog Solutions, Inc.
> (402) 829-6059
> 
> 
> 
> 
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