Incremental Sync between Inn Servers

Julien ÉLIE julien at
Thu Oct 1 18:02:44 UTC 2009

Hi Zhenyu,

> Is there any method can synchronize articles between two NNTP servers incrementally?

What do you want exactly?
(Slave mode for the second news server? -- see xrefslave in inn.conf)

> 1. Using Innfeed command through Channel mode, is it correct?
>   1.1 Does "Channel mode" supply incremental sync?

What do you call "incremental sync"?

>   1.2 If "Channel mode" doesn't supply incremental sync, we need to use Funnel-file mode to sync remote NNTP server, right? Is 
> there document introduce the format information of funnel file?

See the newsfeeds(5) man page.  It is where you specify the format
(with the W option):

> 2. I noticed that there is some tools can bridge NNTP news to RSS, is there any native component inside inn can support that 
> feature.

No there isn't natively.

> You know some times people usually behind firewall, http request is the most popular way to access news server.

You could also run nnrpd on port 80...

Julien ÉLIE

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