>I have a problem with nn.
>I only have the binaries for nn.
>I'm running linux .99.15 slackware.
>I do have cc .
>I can read news via nntp with "tin -r". but I dont like tin and I'd
>rather use nn.
>I can read and post with tin -rEMOTE.
>I am running CSLIP.
>FTP telnet ping all work great.
>I do have /usr/lib/nntp-server < "nntp-server name."
>What am I doing wrong.
>I didnt compile the code, I only installed the binaries
The problem is that the binaries that come with the linux source are compiled
to run only on a local database. I downloaded (well, ftped really) a copy
of the nn code from Linus's directory on funic.funet.fi. It is pretty
well already set up... all you have to do is go into the config.h and
uncomment the stuff regarding NNTP (and other things related to your system).
Be aware that NN creates a local database of all article stored on your
news server (well, this can be configured too) with names and subjects of
articles, which is why it runs so fast. My local database stays between
25-35 megs, and I have not even tried to run NN on the alt stuff.
I also have a 10baseT connection, unlike your CSLIP connection. NN tends
to use a lot of bandwidth to keep its database up to date.
Hope this helps some...
Shane Carroll (President of Proposed Student Ethernet Committee :)
Administrator - ulca60.residence.gatech.edu