Error posting to newsgroup with pine 4.00 (error in /user= field)

Error posting to newsgroup with pine 4.00 (error in /user= field)

Post by Stephan van Hiene » Fri, 10 Jul 1998 04:00:00



hi i get an error when i want to post to a newsgroup with pine 4.0
so i'm back with 3.96 now

this is the error :

[Error connecting to news server: No such host as
news.xs4all.nl/user=tiltsoft]

i use news.xs4all.nl as my newsserver
and i need to login as user tiltsoft

pine is giving my ok the login when i want to access the newsgroups
(much better as in 3.96 when i must give it on each newsgroups
opening/sending)

i can perfectly read the news
only this error comes in when i try to post something

also pine 4.0 is talking about can't create a file in
/var/spool/mail/ultra.????lock or something

how can i turn this off ?
i don't have write access in /var/spool/mail

(i'm root but i don't like too give other users write access in
/var/spool/mail)