Another newbie question.

Nic von Waltsleben nicvw at
Thu Mar 14 08:23:18 UTC 2002


I've just installed INN 2.3.2 on a FreeBSD 4.4 Stable server. The server
is not configured for feeds as its going to be a stand alone server for
clients to connect to and post messages for support purposes. The server
has one nic with on bound IP address. When I try and connect to it with
Outlook Express 6 I get disconnected in under a second.  I'm not sure
whether this is a problem with INND or NNRPD or maybe there is just
something wrong with the server??? =20

I have read the install notes, and the manpages for inn.conf, nnrpd and
My config files and the error messages are as follows:...    Does anyone
have any ideas???


mta:                    /usr/sbin/sendmail -oi -oem %s
ovmethod:               tradindexed
pathnews:               /usr/local/news

# General Settings

mailcmd:                /usr/local/news/bin/innmail

# Feed Configuration

artcutoff:              10
hiscachesize:           0
ignorenewsgroups:       false
immediatecancel:        false
linecountfuzz:          0
maxartsize:             1000000
maxconnections:         50
pgpverify:              false
port:                   119
refusecybercancels:     false
remembertrash:          true
usecontrolchan:         false
verifycancels:          false
wanttrash:              false
wipcheck:               5
wipexpire:              10

# Article Storage

cnfscheckfudgesize:     0
enableoverview:         true
groupbaseexpiry:        false
mergetogroups:          false
overcachesize:          15
ovmethod:		tradindexed
storeonxref:            false
useoverchan:            false
wireformat:             false
xrefslave:              false

# Reading

allownewnews:           true
articlemmap:            false
clienttimeout:          600
nnrpdcheckart:          false
nnrpperlauth:           false
nnrppythonauth:         false
noreader:               false
readerswhenstopped:     true
readertrack:            false

# Reading -- Keyword Support
# Enabling this without stopping innd and deleting the existing overview
# database and adding will probably confuse a lot of things.  You must
# have compiled this support in too.

keywords:               false
keyartlimit:            100000
keylimit:               512
keymaxwords:            250

# Posting

addnntppostingdate:     true
addnntppostinghost:     true
checkincludedtext:      false
complaints:		nicvw at
localmaxartsize:        1000000
nnrpdauthsender:        false
nnrpdpostport:          119
spoolfirst:             false
strippostcc:            false

# Posting -- Exponential Backoff

backoffauth:            false
backoffk:               1
backoffpostfast:        0
backoffpostslow:        1
backofftrigger:         10000

# Monitoring

doinnwatch:             true
innwatchbatchspace:     800
innwatchlibspace:       25000
innwatchloload:         1000
innwatchhiload:         2000
innwatchpauseload:      1500
innwatchsleeptime:      600
innwatchspoolnodes:     200
innwatchspoolspace:     8000

# Logging

docnfsstat:             false
logartsize:             true
logcancelcomm:          false
logcycles:              3
logipaddr:              true
logsitename:            true
nnrpdoverstats:         false
nntpactsync:            200
nntplinklog:            false
status:                 0
timer:                  0

# System Tuning

badiocount:             5
blockbackoff:           120
chaninacttime:          600
chanretrytime:          300
icdsynccount:           10
maxforks:               10
nicekids:               4
nicenewnews:            0
nicennrpd:              0
pauseretrytime:         300
peertimeout:            3600
rlimitnofile:           -1

# Paths

patharchive:            /usr/local/news/spool/archive
patharticles:           /usr/local/news/spool/articles
pathbin:                /usr/local/news/bin
pathcontrol:            /usr/local/news/bin/control
pathdb:                 /usr/local/news/db
pathetc:                /usr/local/news/etc
pathfilter:             /usr/local/news/bin/filter
pathhttp:               /usr/local/news/log
pathincoming:           /usr/local/news/spool/incoming
pathlog:                /usr/local/news/log
pathoutgoing:           /usr/local/news/spool/outgoing
pathoverview:           /usr/local/news/spool/overview
pathrun:                /usr/local/news/run
pathspool:              /usr/local/news/spool
pathtmp:                /usr/local/news/tmp


##  $Id: readers.conf,v 2001/01/16 15:36:37 rra Exp $
##  readers.conf - Access control and configuration for nnrpd
##  Format:
	auth "default_auth" {
		hosts: "*"
		res: "/usr/local/new/bin/ident"=20
		default: ""
	access "default_access" {
		users: "*"
		newsgroups: "blinky.public"
		access: RP

auth "localhost" {
    hosts: "localhost,, stdin"
    default: "<localhost>"

access "localhost" {
    users: "<localhost>"
    newsgroups: "*"
    access: RPA

I've done what I thought was the bare minimum to get this working just
so I could test connectivity but apparenty somethings wrong. =20

Outlook gives me the following error
"The TCP/IP connection was unexpectedly terminated by the server."

My news.notice log contains the following

Mar 14 07:38:39 blinky innd: SERVER descriptors 4136
Mar 14 07:38:39 blinky innd: SERVER outgoing 4123
Mar 14 07:38:40 blinky innd: SERVER ccsetup control:12
Mar 14 07:38:40 blinky innd: SERVER lcsetup localconn:14
Mar 14 07:38:40 blinky innd: SERVER rcsetup remconn:4
Mar 14 07:38:40 blinky innd: SERVER bad_newsfeeds no feeding sites
Mar 14 07:38:40 blinky innd: SERVER perl filtering enabled
Mar 14 07:38:40 blinky innd: SERVER starting
Mar 14 07:40:28 blinky nnrpd[593]: SERVER perl filtering enabled
Mar 14 07:40:28 blinky nnrpd[593]: connect
Mar 14 07:40:28 blinky nnrpd[593]: times user 0.007
system 0.007 elapsed 0.015
Mar 14 09:03:43 blinky nnrpd[14831]: SERVER perl filtering enabled
Mar 14 09:03:43 blinky nnrpd[14831]: connect

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