[Mailman-Developers] Small nntp server?

Thomas Wouters thomas@xs4all.net
Tue, 1 May 2001 10:35:26 +0200

On Fri, Apr 27, 2001 at 10:03:05AM -0400, Dale Newfield wrote:

> Does anyone have a (free?) unix based nntp server they'd suggest that can
> be configured to be stand-alone (no pushing upstream or downstream), and
> would handle 10's of local newsgroups and ~1000 subscribers reasonably
> well?

You can try both INN (http://www.isc.org/inn.html) and Diablo
(http://www.openusenet.org/diablo/), though I'd suggest using Diablo. Both
are free, but they aren't terribly easy to configure. You can definately
tell them not to feed up/downstream, though. Diablo has a very active
userbase, but INN's older and probably still larger. You're likely to find
good FAQs and HOWTO's for both.

> We're running a FreeBSD box if that matters.

Well, at XS4ALL we run a news setup of 10+ machines, all running Diablo on
FreeBSD, and they do it very, very well.

Thomas Wouters <thomas@xs4all.net>

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