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[leafnode-list] Re: leafnode - what purpose can it serve? single / multi user ?

True, I suppose.  I don't see leafnode as a caching proxy, but as a
local server.  You have more control over your newsgroups with leafnode.
Nowadays I watch only 2 newsgroups, and a local server is a bit


On Tue, 02 Jan 2018 22:34:00 +0000 si <si@xxxxxxx>

> I got leafnode to run basically. But I use it on a single user laptop
> compy, so it does really not offer many advantages.
> If I simply use the newsreader (thunderbird, pan, etc.) and connect
> to an upstream nntp-server like "news.atman.pl"
> things are much simpler.
> leafnode only starts to make sense if you want others to read what
> you locally publish, say in a binary newsgroup.
> in conclusion: using leafnode as a cacheing proxy in a single-user
> role is just makeing everything more complicated than it needs to be.
> unless you want to use special features, leafnode is of next to no
> utility in a single user environment, but a major headache to get
> running at all.
> but you can legitimally claim to actually run a usenet news server,
> wow. just my 2 âcents...    ;-)

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