can't post without overview enabled?

Jeffrey M. Vinocur jeff at
Mon May 24 23:04:50 UTC 2004

On Mon, 24 May 2004, Anne Wilson wrote:

> The machines in my news network are basically relay machines, but each 
> one does post statistics every five minutes.  Because some of my 
> machines can't handle the load, I've tried to turn off the overview by 
> setting enableoverview to false and noreaders to true in inn.conf.  The 
> problem, however, is that now those machines can't post their statistics 
> - inews says "you do not have permission to post".  I've tried listing 
> them in incoming.conf (as per the inn.conf man page) but that doesn't 
> seem to make a difference.
> Is it really the case that I can't post unless overview is enabled?

Well, "noreaders: true" is going to stop articles from being posted, 
at the very least.  I'm not sure if you can otherwise post without 

But perhaps "nnrpdposthost" would be useful for you?

Jeffrey M. Vinocur
jeff at

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