Posting problems

Donald Roeber droeber at
Mon Nov 25 21:12:09 UTC 2002

On Monday, November 25, 2002, at 03:32  PM, Russ Allbery wrote:

> Donald Roeber <droeber at> writes:
>> The article is now written to a file in
>> /usr/local/news/spool/incoming/.  Now I run rnews -U by hand, and this
>> appears in my news.notice file:
>> Nov 25 14:48:43 nea rnews: offered
>> <artuqf$3up7$1 at> 3de27e8f
>> Nov 25 14:48:43 nea rnews: unknown_reply after ihave 480 Transfer
>> permission denied
>> The article is no longer in /usr/local/news/spool/incoming (or in /bad
>> in that directory).  I've made sure that the ME newsfeed in
>> incoming.conf contains not only localhost and but also the
>> fully qualified names for both nea and nntp.
> That error message doesn't come from innd; it only comes from nnrpd.  
> So
> whatever news server rnews is connecting to doesn't think that it's in
> incoming.conf and is handing it off to nnrpd.  This means that rnews is
> not using the local socket, and from what you say above isn't using
> localhost either.
> Do you have nnrpdposthost set in inn.conf?  rnews follows that setting 
> to
> determine what server to try to post to.

That was it, thanks.  Changed nnrpdposthost to be nntp, and we're good 
to go.  Thanks!

Donald Roeber
ISC Networking

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