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Re: [leafnode-list] Local newsgroups?

David Given wrote:

> Can Leafnode do local newsgroups?

I think it's not possible (even with 1.10b2). What might work is a hack (I
have not yet tried this). The hack would work the following way:

1) you have to use 1.10b2

2) you must insert the local newsgroup into /var/spool/news/leaf.node/groupinfo
   with an editor (i.e. by hand)

3) set timeout_active to a very high value because otherwise your
   groupinfo file will be overwritten at some point

4) every time before executing fetch, execute rnews on
   /var/spool/news/out.going (i.e. do "rnews /var/spool/news/out.going").
   This should sort all data in that directory into the news spool.

5) afterwards, execute fetch

As I said, I have not tried this myself, so I would be interested to know
if it indeed works :-)

Theoretically, it should not be too difficult to add the capability to
the nntpd. Joerg Dietrich had a first go, but his patch had some memory
leak(s) which we could not track down. I am still intending to do it,
but you will have to wait until I am back in Germany and have fixed a few
other things ...


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