> I am trying to read news via a nntpserver using TERM and TRN. When I run
> TRN I get:
Do you have you NNTPSERVER variable listed as localhost?
> This machine does not have permission to use the MYHOSTNAME news server.
> Unexpected close of server socket.
> I realize that MYHOSTNAME might have to be listed somewhere, but I have
> no idea where. I have done a tredir 119 MYNNTPSERVERVIATERM:119.
I use rtin or Pine 3.90 (fresh from the UW mint. It's great,) but do a
"tredir 2119 my.nntp.server:119" and have the nntp line in /etc/services
listed as "nntp 2119/tcp" & the nntp line commented out in
/etc/inetd.conf. When i run rtin, it says "Connecting to localhost ...."
and starts reading the active news file, etc.
You could try the connection out by telnetting to localhost 2119 (not
with termtelnet) and should get a polite greeting saying its NNRP server is
ready, posting OK. Or you could try port 119 if you insist in using it,
but remember inetd has that port reserved. If you can connect using telnet
to port 119, and get a response from your.nntp.server, then that should
be ok too.
> Freddy A. Balady, N2MTA New Jersey Institute of Technology
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