Forward with inetd

Forward with inetd

Post by David Gro » Thu, 09 Nov 1995 04:00:00

Hi everybody,

we have some computers without an official IP number in our local network
and would like to access an Internet news server from these computers. I
tried to get our server (with Internet connection) to forward all connections
to his nntp-port to the news-server by putting the following line into the

nntp    stream  tcp     nowait  root    /usr/sbin/tcpd /bin/telnet news 119
                                           The news server we'd like to use

I changed the sources of telnet, such that it does not print messages like
"Connected to news" any more.
The news reader on our local computer can establish a connection to the
news server, but if I try to read the contents of a newsgroup I get the
error message "Group does not exist". Has anybody an idea what's wrong or
other suggestions how to solve this problem (besides installing a
complete news system  on our server)?

Thanks in advance,


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