Quote:>> Donald Stidwell writes:
> Curious to know if there is a offline news reader for Linux like
> WinVN or Newsbot for Linux. Tried XRN, but it has no offline reading
> capability (and it's dog slow).
Actually, since you're using Linux, you don't want an offline newsreader
but a newsserver - this isn't MS-country, you know... one law for them
and another law for us. If you have a stand-alone system, you might want
to try leafnode from <http://www.troll.no>:
Leafnode is a USENET package intended for small sites,
where there are few users and little disk space, but where
a large number of groups is desired.
The design of leafnode is intended to self-repair after
problems, and to require no manual maintenance.
The leafnode program itself is the NNTP server. It is run
from /etc/inetd.conf when someone wants to read news. The
other parts of the package, fetch and texpire, are respon-
sible for fetching new news from another server, and for
deleting old news.
There are other options like the ubiquitous inn, but leafnode should
Quote:> Using Netscape Communicator 4.04 which is supposed to have this
> ability, but I can't find it even though the online help says it's
> there. Any suggestions?
Sure. Trash netscape. If you *really* want offline capability, try
either x-agent or Quassia Gnus <http://www.gnus.org>.
<blink>Warning</blink> qgnus is alpha software.
However, Gnus is *the* best mail and newsreader there is for Linux. It's
slow, and XEmacs is a memory hog, but I can do just about everything you
could wish for except IMAP: inline MIME, PGP, supercite, threading,
scoring, washing... Did I say that I like Gnus?
Robin S. Socha M.A. (*PLONK*ed by Jost Boekemeier)
Political Science Dept., Bonn University
"Easy to use is bullshit"