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fetch: connection to upstream server fails


as Cornelius friendly pointed out is this list "english
speaking". So I'll send my problem desc once more in (hopefully
understandable) English:

System: RedHat 5.2 (actually Mandrake 5.3), leafnode 1.9.2

leafnode installation (step-by-step using INSTALL file) went easy
as a pie.

1.Newsserver in /etc/leafnode/config is nes.frankfurt.netsurf.de
2.The newsserver is working (tested with Netscape).
3.User news and group news are there.
4.Directory /var/spool/news and all subdirectories are drwxrwsr-x
5.Made the proper line in /etc/inetd.conf
  nntp    stream  tcp     nowait  news   
6.telnet localhost 119 gives the proper answer:
    Connected to localhost.
    Escape character is '^]'.
    200 Leafnode NNTP Daemon, version 1.9.2 running at
7.Dialup to my ISP (withISDN) works with mail, ftp, www.

While connected to ISP:
localhost:/home/wobo # /usr/local/sbin/fetch -vvv
1.9.2: verbosity level is 3
Trying to connect to news.frankfurt.netsurf.de ... failed. 
localhost:/root # telnet frankfurt.netsurf.de 119
telnet: Unable to connect to remote host: Connection denied
localhost:/root # telnet news.frankfurt.netsurf.de
telnet: Unable to connect to remote host: Network unreachable 

In /var/log/messages I read:
(I have removed date/time/localhost for better reading)

ipppd[109]: local  IP address
ipppd[109]: remote IP address
fetch[456]: unable to open lockfile: 2 Datei oder Verzeichnis
nicht gefunden
fetch[456]: config: server is news.frankfurt.netsurf.de

What is to do?

Giving my username and password (for ISP) in /etc/leafnode/config
made no difference. As Cornelius suggested I set timeout higher
(60). That didn't work neither. What you can't see in the log is
that the failed-message comes immediately after the fetch
Concerning the "unable to open lockfile" I'm at a loss either.

Wolfgang Bornath - Powered by Penguin Wisdom
"The trick is getting to that stage where things do work
as expected." (Adrian Blockley in linux.redhat.install)

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