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Re: [leafnode-list] leafnode-2.0
Hmm, mailing list gating in<>out of leafnode could be very useful for a
couple applications I have in mind (automatic archival of FAQ's, for instance).
Is anyone else working on anything along these lines?
In previous mail, Greg Weeks spouted...
> On Fri, 11 Feb 2000, David Given wrote:
> > >> What's rnews? Is it a UUCP-only system?
> > >
> > >rnews is a program which sorts articles into the spool. It is absolutely
> > >necessary for use with UUCP because you retrieve the articles not via
> > >fetchnews, but in so-called "batches" which are concatenated articles
> > >with some special headers inbetween. However, rnews can in principle
> > >also be used to sort articles into the spool which have been retrieved
> > >with suck, newsx or any other client.
> > Perhaps this would make local groups possible?
> > You could configure leafnode so that any messages posted to a
> > newsgroup marked as local wouldn't go into out.going, but would be
> > passed immediately to rnews and sorted into the spool. This should
> > work, shouldn't it?
> I experimented with this a few months ago. I actually ran a filter on
> out.going that pulled out the local stuff. There are a couple of other
> areas that needed work to do local spools. The fetching of groups needs to
> be changed to sort the local groups into groupinfo and fetchnews needs to
> be able to NOT try to fetch for local groups. I don't remember what else I
> bumped into, but I didn't have any time to write code anyway. I was
> wanting to do a mailing list gateway at the time. I no longer have the
> incentive now.
> Greg Weeks
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