AW: inn newbie: Configuring NNTP-Posting-Host, et al.

Mohr James james.mohr at
Fri Apr 19 06:37:18 UTC 2002

>> -----Ursprungliche Nachricht-----
>> Von: Russ Allbery [mailto:rra at]
>> Mohr James <james.mohr at> writes:
>> > All I can find in inn.conf is addnntppostinghost, which 
>> simply turns
>> > this on/off if the NNTP-Posting-Host is added. However, I 
>> understand
>> > that some servers will ignore posts if this is not set. 
>> Therefore, we
>> > need/want to set it to ensure being able to post 
>> everywhere (right?).
>> Nope, I wouldn't worry about that.  The number of sites filtering out
>> articles without that header is practically zero because a 
>> lot of major
>> news providers don't set it.
>> I'd just turn the header off completely.

Thank you very much for your quick reply. Just so that I understand this
completely  (I have to regurgitate it for the IT manager), all we really
need to do is set:

addnntppostinghost:     false

and the NNTP-Posting-Host header is not included. Is that correct?

Best Regards,

Jim Mohr
PS. Greetings to the Bay Area from Coburg, Germany. I grew up in Cupertino.

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