This message is a breif description of the DNEWS server features
and a pointer to the FAQ and binary areas.
DNEWS can be used to replace INN or CNEWS to improve
performance, reduce resource usage and simplify management.
DNEWS is a dynamic NNTP news server for Windows NT, OS/2,
Windows 95, Linux, Solaris, Sunos, SGI etc...
Features of DNEWS.
Dynamic sucking feed option.
A sucking feed may use as little as 10% of the normal
disk space and network bandwidth.
By only getting news items that people usually read
very large savings are possible particularly for small
sites & workgroups. A hundred users can be supported
on 100 MB depending on their reading habbits!
I run a single user server on my NT as a background
service, it's using less than 5MB.
DNEWSWeb Gateway allows users to read and post news
from simple web pages without ever having to install
a News reader or even understanding what news is.
This also allows local groups to be made available
to the whole or part of the internet. (DNEWS Version 2.5 only)
Flexible expire settings
By allowing expiration by 'number of items' low volume groups
become much more useful. Also by allowing settings
which change with disk space the system is much more
stable to large influxes of news.
Flexible access restrictions
Reading and Posting access can be given separately to
to different users and selections of news groups.
Binarys available for common platforms
On many platforms you do not need to build the binary
yourself, e.g. Windows NT (Intel & Alpha)
VMS, (VAX & ALPHA, Multinet only), Solaris, Linux.
Email confirmation of posts
DNEWS can be configured to send email confirmations as it
sends items up to a main news server. This gives users
a clear record of a posted item and its successful
transfer into the 'net'.
Items stored in a database
Items are stored in a database which puts items together
in blocks of 100. This saves directory entries, inodes,
and the empty space usually wasted due to blocking factors.
Also file open and closes are minimized, this is essential
on systems where this is a 'costly' operation, e.g. VMS.
Installation easy, totally configurable without recompiling
DNEWS can be configured without recompiling and all
the configuration scripts have been simplified where
Supported & Documented
DNEWS is a commercially supported product.
EMAIL support is available for help with installation
and management. Note: DNEWS is not freeware, however
it is free to Schools and Universities.
FTP Binaries ftp://netwinsite.com/dnews
FTP Binaries ftp://ftp.std.com/ftp/vendors/netwin/dnews/
Web page: http://netwinsite.com/