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Re: [leafnode-list] standalone leafnode ?

On Thu, 9 Mar 2000, Guy Bobenrieth wrote:
> Hello,
> I'm trying to create a small internal newserver that is to say a
> standalone one. By the past I've used INN but don't want to re-spend a
> lot of time trying to manage it ! 
> I came on Leafnode which sounds like a easy to manage newsserver (;-))
> But as I have some special needs, standalone, I have some questions :
> -> is there a way to build the groupinfo and related files manually  for
> some newsgroups ? I have done some tests and it seems possible to do it.
> What should be aware of ?

If you want to manually decide which groups Leafnode should download,
my Leafwa program does exactly that. See
<http://www.comuno.com/linux/leafwa/intro.html> for details.

Note that Leafwa doesn't work by modifying groupinfo; instead it changes
the subscribed groups under /var/spool/news/interesting.groups/

This means that groupinfo still contains a list of all newsgroups, and
Leafwa lets you display a list of all newsgroups (in groupinfo) that
match a certain string -- so you can ask it to display all those that
contain "python" foe example, and subscribe to the ones in the list
that you are interested in.

> -> the fun part seems to be the handling of the post messages. If I hava
> good understand the way leafnode handles them, it only stores them on
> the server till the fetchnews send them to a "upper" news server. The
> leafnode's base seems to not being updated by fetchnews, isn't it ?. Is
> there any way, even written some code, to avoid this and having the
> leafnode base updated.

Fetchnews injects new messages into the "upstream" news server(s) when it
runs. If you want fetchnews to inject then into Leafnode's news database
as well, you'll have to modify the code, AFAIK.

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