Re: inn / suck - help me!
Paul Haggart <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
> Argh, this has caused me problems to no end! Can someone please send me a
> working configuration for suck and inn?
> I can get suck to gather news and send it locally, but I can't figure out
> how to get locally written messages sent to my ISP's news server. I don't
> want to use nntp-style reading, because I don't have a 24/7 connection.
This sounds like you need an entry in the `/etc/news/newsfeeds' file.
Here is what I use when sucking news to and from the NNTP server at
the Univ. of Va.:
The NNTP server here is at the address `news.virginia.edu' and it adds
`murdoch' (the other name of the server) to the `Path' header. With
these entries in the newsfeeds file, INN places the message id of any
article that needs to be sent to UVa's NNTP server to the
`/var/spool/news/.outgoing/news.virginia.edu' file. Articles will be
marked as outgoing unless either
(1) the article contains `murdoch' in the Path (in which case it was
"sucked" from UVa's server), or
(2) The article is marked for local distribution (via a Distribution
The get-news.inn script automatically posts messages listed in the
`/var/spool/news/.outgoing/<server address>' file to the remote NNTP
Here's a template that you can use for this file:
<Path entry>:/!local:Tf,Wn:<remote server address>
<Path entry> = the entry that your ISP's news server places in the
<remote server address> = the address of your ISP's news server as
listed in the `/etc/suck/get-news.conf' file.
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