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Re: [leafnode-list] newby fetchnews problem

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On Fri, May 12, 2000 at 09:51:34AM +1000, Ross Slade wrote:
> I've installed Leafnode but when I run fetchnews (for the first time) it =
> to run briefly then exits without any kind of message and without doing
> anything.
> 1. /etc/leafnode/config has the correct news server address and is owner/=
> 'news' and is of course read/writable by user 'news'.
> 2. "telnet localhost 119" results in the correct connection to leafnode n=
> daemon.
> 3. "inetd -d" gives the result below:
> ADD : nntp proto=3Dtcp, wait.max=3D0.40, user.group=3Dnews.(null) builtin=
> server=3D/usr/sbin/tcpd
> Can anyone suggest what to look at next please?

What are the owership (user *and* group) of /var/spool/news and
subirectories?  Fetchnews is *very* sensitive to file ownership, and
unfortunately fails silently if a conflict is found.  This is a very
common source of problems, and frustrated me for some time.

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