New nntpd suggestion for a small site?

New nntpd suggestion for a small site?

Post by Kirk Strause » Tue, 13 Aug 2002 06:30:02

I'm currently using Leafnode+ to host some newsgroups.  I'm making heavy use
of Leafnode's dynamic setup, so that I only carry groups that are actually
read (about 60 out of 46,000 that I have access to).  It works pretty well,
but I'm considering migrating to a different package.  My requirements are:

 - Free.

 - Supports newsgroups-on-demand, ala Leafnode

 - Supports local newsgroups

 - Can connect to multiple upstream servers

 - Can selectively disallows groups matching a regular expression

My main complaints against Leafnode are that it doesn't support local
groups, uses *lots* of inodes, and isn't particularly designed for
robustness.  I really don't mind learning a more complicated system, as long
as it's well-documented somewhere.

Thanks for any ideas,
Kirk Strauser
The Strauser Group -


New nntpd suggestion for a small site?

Post by Raqueeb Hass » Tue, 13 Aug 2002 16:40:29

hello kirk,

well, inn is real good when you are running mid to big nntp host. it
is very scalable and robust indeed!

you can follow the link and they also got *accessive* documentation on


raqueeb hassan