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Re: newbie Usenet config question



"Monique Y. Mudama" <spam@bounceswoosh.org> writes:

> On 2004-07-29, Dave Hathaway penned:
>> I am trying to configure suck and cnews to provide a local copy of
>> news, so that I can pull it at night or during the times when
>> roadrunner is not jam packed.
>
> I can't answer your actual configuration questions, but have you looked
> at leafnode?  It seems to provide the functionality you want.  Just set
> up a fetchnews cronjob for whenever you'd rather pull it.

Leafnode is sort of a poor choice in the long term.  In pretty much all
error conditions, it silently drops articles.  It doesn't know what a
moderated newsgroup is.  It doesn't support NNTPAUTH.  I could go on,
but leafnode's enough of a headache thinking about it.

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