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[leafnode-list] Basic configuration questions form a Linux Newbie
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I have some basic configuration questions regarding the installation
instructions in the install file which I hope you can help with.
Step 1. type "sh ./configure". Ok so far!
Step 2. "make" - still going strong.
Step 3. create a "news" user. First question :- I take it I need a
user called "news"?
Step 4. Should "make install" be run as "news"?
Step 6. States "Make sure $NNTPSERVER or /etc/nntpserver points to
your own host.................."
I am lost here. What is my "own host"? How can I find it out or set
it up should I need to?
Step 7. I know nothing about cron. My computer is not left on all
the time so I think I will need to texpire manually or in some other
way such as when I reboot (not every time but periodically if you see
what I mean). What is the best way to do that?
I also like to keep articles a LONG time. Is there a way to archive
them away from being "texpire'ed"?
Step 8 running fetchnews.
I don't tend to log as root routinely so I ma not sure how fetchnews
is going to run. The obvious option is to run it when the connection
to the net is established.
I intend using leafnode to front end the PAN newsreader client. I
currently have that running under another "normal" user which I use
for internet access, not root or "news". Should I just dedicate
"news" to internet access and logon as that running fetchnews from
there on connection?
If so how do I get fetchnews to run automatically on connection?
Is this what step 9 is about?
That's it for now. Thanks in advance.
PS I am running Mandrake 7.0
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