Fresh install

Russ Allbery rra at
Wed Sep 25 20:06:13 UTC 2002

Rick Reed <rreed at> writes:

> The news user on my machine doesn't have any shell.  Is it okay to assign 
> it /bin/bash?  Will it hurt anything?

Nope, that's fine.

> I got the history stuff setup correctly now according to INSTALL.
> Innd doesn't appear to start nor does inndstart.  No errors, I just can see 
> anything in ps nor do I see it listening on those ports from the network.
> I'm trying to find which file in /etc it assigns what TCP port numbers for 
> what services to make sure nothing else is already using NNTP port but I 
> can't remember what file it is or where.

Check the syslog logs (set up per INSTALL) and you should see the error
messages of innd failing.

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