Re: Indicating NNTP news server uniformly: how?
Jameson Burt hat gesagt: // Jameson Burt wrote:
> Ideally, the environment variable NNTPSERVER or the file
> /etc/news/server would determine the NNTP news server for any
> news-reader. This would ideally work for knews, netscape, pine, trn,
> ... . I believe one can configure the traditional news readers like
> knews, pine, trn to use the variable NNTPSERVER, but NNTPSERVER
> apparently can not be used by netscape.
> Of course, I have set the news-server's name within netscape. But each
> user must do this (though I have but three users here at home). My
> main motivation for wanting that netscape refer to something like
> $NNTPSERVER is that I use two different ISPs, often in the same day.
> When I switch my ISP during the day, I prefer not to reconfigure
> One solution would have all news-readers refer to my local computer
> for news service, then run a dummy/caching news-server on my local
> computer. I dabbled at INN, saw no documentation on such a trivial
> use, and gave up. Perhaps leafnode would do this; I don't know.
Altough leafnode is a fine nntp-package for small sites, it has one
flaw: It supports only one main newsserver as feed. So if you have to
change servers very often, you are better off with reconfiguring
netscape. But of course you could use the newsfeed of only one of your
ISPs to feed leafnode and then point all your newsreaders to localhost.
In fact, this is what I am doing here at home with no problems.
Yours <a href="http://www.koeln-online.de/einblick/">
Frank Barknecht Das Koelner Stadt- und Unimagazin
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