> I am able to get innd up and running, however how do I change
> configuration to not send or receive feeds? In other words,
> be an internal discussion server with unique news groups and
not part of
> USENET. Only users on this LAN will read and write messages.
> Thanks in advance.
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> Before you buy.
Hi - it's been awhile since I worked with INN, but most
sites handle this by establishing a unique prefix for
internal newsgroups. AKA - yahoo.questions, yahoo.announce.
By creating your own prefix, you completely avoid
the issue of conflicting names with the usenet namespace.
If for some reason in the future, you wish to bring
in a real feed - you can do so without causing problems.
The answer to your real question about not forwarding
articles onward is simply to modify the newsfeeds file
or whichever file it is that specifies which groups get
sent to everyone. The file starts with a list of all
well known newsgroup names and then lists for each news
hosts which groups you forward and disallow. You can
just put in a !yahoo on any entries for external
inn servers there.
Note that by default there are expiration dates setup
for newsgroups - most companies want to keep internal
messages around forever in an archive.
That's all there is to it!
Let me know if you have any further questions by emailing
faq/documentation at www.isc.org!
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