>>I've missed it since my company stopped building its NNTP database. :(
>Why ? NN can easily be used to read from any remote NNTP server.
>>Well, now I'm running LINUX on my machine at home and I was wondering
>>if NN has changed or if any new command-line news readers with a
>>similar interface to NN can be accessed via a simple server name
>>via PPP like most of the other newsreaders(gui) like netscape,
>>freeagent on win95.
>PPP is not a news protocol. All those readers use NNTP via
>any kind of TCP/IP connection, may it be PPP or Ethernet or whatever.
I don't fully understand the way I receive news feeds to my machine.
Let me try to explain it the best I can.
Using FreeAgent or Netscape on Win95, I give the tool a "news server"
which it uses to deliver a feed of newsgroups using XYZ protocol to my machine.
It's not a database, just a feed and each time I access something like a new
group or message it has to go and get it on the internet.
Again I don't understand this fully, so bear with me. :)
When I used to use "nn" from work, there was an NNTP database that
contained data locally and was updated regularly. There was no
"internet" access at session time (that I knew of).
So, if I want to use NN on my linux box at home I presume I have two
1) Build a local NNTP database on my machine with selected groups.
Over my 28.8 modem, no thanks!
2) Access a remote NNTP database on my provider (company's)
The trick here, my company no longer builds an NNTP database
for use with NN because everybody is using those ugly slow
GUI newsreaders that say, give me a "news server".
If I put the name of the "news server" I give to FreeAgent and Netscape
in /usr/spool/nn/nntp_server, it doesn't work. Presumably because
there's no NNTP database on that server.
The question is, can I use "nn" w/out a local or remove NNTP
database? Can I tell "nn" to access a "news server" like FreeAgent
Pardon my ignorance on this subject. Please educate me.