news server with redhat

news server with redhat

Post by Power » Sat, 06 Oct 2001 01:04:01



i install the rpm for the news server
that comes with rh 6.2 .
is for a news server in a local LAN 7 pc's
but the documentaion sucks!
how to put alive this service?
any help for newbie?
 
 
 

news server with redhat

Post by Christian Merril » Sat, 06 Oct 2001 01:18:44



Quote:> i install the rpm for the news server
> that comes with rh 6.2 .
> is for a news server in a local LAN 7 pc's
> but the documentaion sucks!
> how to put alive this service?
> any help for newbie?

I recently had to set up news on Linux (internal/external feeds, the
works)...I had no prior knowledge of it beforehand nor any particular love
for news...you're in for a real treat, and simple tips won't really be that
much help for you.  I spent about 5 days on google and found most of what I
needed, and pieced the rest together on my own (luckily there are quite a
few noble individuals who have their own webpages dedicated to news server
setup).

Good luck, may the force be with you etc.
Christian

 
 
 

news server with redhat

Post by c.. » Sat, 06 Oct 2001 07:21:24



Quote:>i install the rpm for the news server
>that comes with rh 6.2 .
>is for a news server in a local LAN 7 pc's
>but the documentaion sucks!
>how to put alive this service?
>any help for newbie?

you might also want to check out the "Linux Network Administrator's Guide" on
the Linux Documentation Project: http://www.linuxdoc.org/LDP/nag2/index.html
chapters 20-23 are all about setting up different news servers. you're sure to
have some luck there. (its what i just used to set up an internal news service
here at work on RH 7.1 using INN.)

peace,
        cj

 
 
 

news server with redhat

Post by Dean Thompso » Sat, 06 Oct 2001 15:24:50


Hi!,

Quote:> i install the rpm for the news server that comes with rh 6.2 .
> is for a news server in a local LAN 7 pc's but the documentaion sucks!
> how to put alive this service? any help for newbie?

If you have a choice, I would be using "LeafNode" as your newsserver rather
than "innd" which is most likely the one that you have installed onto the
system.  It all depends on whether you want a newsserver which is going to do
peer exchanges with other systems or whether you just want a newsserver to act
as a local internal newsserver.

See ya

Dean Thompson

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news server with redhat

Post by Eric LEMAITR » Sat, 06 Oct 2001 18:26:23


Hi PowerPC !


>i install the rpm for the news server
>that comes with rh 6.2 .
>is for a news server in a local LAN 7 pc's
>but the documentaion sucks!
>how to put alive this service?
>any help for newbie?

It is tricky, but it works.
1) Log as root then change user to "news" (su news).
2) Edit file "/etc/news/nnrp.access" and correct it so that your server
can handle NewsGroups (by example add a line "*.example.com:Read
Post:::*" if your domain name is "example.com", for it is set by default
to refuse any connection even from localhost. NEVER EDIT THIS FILE AS
ROOT or woul would break the service, use ALLWAYS news account.
3) Add your own groups with "ctlinnd newgroup new_group"
4) Restart service ("service innd restart").
5) Enjoy :-) .

Bye !

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news server with redhat

Post by Dean Thompso » Sun, 07 Oct 2001 11:49:55


Hi!,

Quote:>  I want a newsserver to act  as a local internal newsserver
>  what is LeafNode ?

LeafNode is a NewsServer which is slightly cut down from INN and is a little
easier to configure that INN is.  However, the instructions given before to
establish a local INN newsserver should be enough to get you started.

See ya

Dean Thompson

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news server with redhat

Post by Carles Arjon » Sun, 07 Oct 2001 23:14:46


[posted and mailed]


> i install the rpm for the news server
> that comes with rh 6.2 .
> is for a news server in a local LAN 7 pc's
> but the documentaion sucks!
> how to put alive this service?
> any help for newbie?

You might want taking a look to noffle, from Markus Ezemberg, the author
of the old leafnode-1.5, the most stable of leafnode's versions i've
seen.

Noffle has support for local groups and it's very easy to configure.

I've build RPM packages for the last version (1.0.1) of noffle:

http://arjona.cjb.net/linux

Since my binary package was build on a RH 7.1 box, you should install it
from the src.rpm one:

rpm --rebuild noffle-1.0.1-1.src.rpm

(gdbm-devel as well as standard devel packages must be installed)

rpm -i /usr/src/redhat/RPM/i386/noffle-1.0.1-1.i386.rpm

Then don't forget to edit the /etc/noffle.conf file and
run "noffle -q groups".

That's all.

Binary packages for the previous version (1.0) of noffle for RH-6.2 can
be found at the Jim Hague's noffle page (its link is avaliable at my
home page).

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news server with redhat

Post by Power » Thu, 18 Oct 2001 05:22:13


Hi folk, I follow your steps,
I put ctlinnd newgroup new_group

I get

No innd.pid file; did server die?
Can't send "newgroup" command (sendto failure)
There is no file
or directory.

Quote:>>> So, what the hell is going on here?

I need a little help from my friends!

"If you help to somebody, you help the world"

Gabriel, aka PowerPC

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> Hi PowerPC !


> >i install the rpm for the news server
> >that comes with rh 6.2 .
> >is for a news server in a local LAN 7 pc's
> >but the documentaion sucks!
> >how to put alive this service?
> >any help for newbie?

> It is tricky, but it works.
> 1) Log as root then change user to "news" (su news).
> 2) Edit file "/etc/news/nnrp.access" and correct it so that your server
> can handle NewsGroups (by example add a line "*.example.com:Read
> Post:::*" if your domain name is "example.com", for it is set by default
> to refuse any connection even from localhost. NEVER EDIT THIS FILE AS
> ROOT or woul would break the service, use ALLWAYS news account.
> 3) Add your own groups with "ctlinnd newgroup new_group"
> 4) Restart service ("service innd restart").
> 5) Enjoy :-) .

> Bye !

 
 
 

news server with redhat

Post by Dean Thompso » Fri, 19 Oct 2001 16:25:20


Hi!,

Quote:> Hi folk, I follow your steps,
> I put ctlinnd newgroup new_group

> I get

> No innd.pid file; did server die?
> Can't send "newgroup" command (sendto failure)
> There is no file or directory.

Do a: "netstat -an | grep 119" and see whether or not your newsserver daemon
is still working.  It sounds like it might have died in the background or
never started successfully.

See ya

Dean Thompson

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