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Re: Posting to usenet

On Tue, 4 Nov 1997, Martin Bialasinski wrote:

> Looks like nn tries a command leafnode doesn't understand (or the syntax
> nn uses is wrong). You could check the rfc about error 502.

"RFC"? I know FAQs, manpages, HOWTOs and /usr/doc/*, but that's a new one
to me.:) Where do I find it?

> As root you should do a "fetch" (to make leafnode fetch the activelist
> from your isp's nntpserver).

Yeah, I have this in ip-up.

> I can use tin (I think from non-free) very well if I can't run gnus. So
> you might try it.

Okay, tin works, sort of. It seems it still can't find my hostname since
my From: lines show up as "tbarrie@", but I can manually edit that.
It's a pain though.

(The file /usr/doc/tin/INSTALL.gz cryptically recommends that I "check
that DOMAIN_NAME & INEWS_MAIL_DOMAIN are correctly set to produce a
correct From: headers for your site." Set how? Setting these as
environment variables has no effect... surely these don't need to be fixed
at compile-time?)

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