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[leafnode-list] Re: Installation/configuration problems, help please
I recently went through this exercise. Check these settings.
$ nslookup localhost
$ grep nntp /etc/inetd.conf
nntp stream tcp nowait news /usr/sbin/tcpd /usr/local/sbin/leafnode
$ grep 119 /etc/services
nntp 119/tcp usenet #Network News Transfer Protocol
nntp 119/udp usenet #Network News Transfer Protocol
$ telnet localhost 119
Connected to localhost.
Escape character is '^]'.
200 Leafnode NNTP Daemon, version 1.11.7 running at localhost (my fqdn: xxxxxx.xxx)
205 Always happy to serve!
Connection closed by foreign host.
$ env |grep NNTP
If all this looks good then you should have success with "tin -r".
John R. Myers / P.O. Box 1722 / Westminster, CA 92684 / USA
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On 10/16/2009 at 7:24 PM Chris G wrote:
>I am trying to get leafnode running on an xubuntu 9.04 system. I have
>done a perfectly standard ubuntu type install of version 1.11.7.rc1-10
>(i.e. apt-get etc.) and it appears to be installed OK.
>However I can't get anything much to happen.
>The installation has inserted the expected entries in /etc/inetd.conf
>but when I run tin (my newsreader) I just get a message saying that it
>has failed to connect to the NNTP server - as if it's simply not
>I was expecting to be able to run tin from the spool (rather than via
>NNTP) as the leafnode home page says:-
> Leafnode works perfectly with most common newsreaders either via
> NNTP or with traditional spool access.
>.. but the leafnode FAQ says:-
> Q: Tin complains about a missing file /var/lib/news/active.
> A: Either you have started the wrong version of tin (the one which
> to read news directly from the spool) or your groupinfo file is
> In the first case, simply invoke tin with the -r flag: tin -r. If
> does not help, try to rebuild the groupinfo file by running
>What should I be looking at to see why it's not working?
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