[Mailman-Users] Web Forum Frontend to Mailinglist

Ashley M. Kirchner ashley at pcraft.com
Tue Feb 26 23:45:38 CET 2002

Damon wrote:

> I've searched for information on the Mailman-to-news since I'm looking for a way to allow answering
> list messages from the web also. Is there documentation online about this? Does it require running a
> private news server?

    From the nntp_host description page:

nntp_host (gateway): The Internet address of the machine your News server is running on.

The News server is not part of Mailman proper. You have to already have access to a NNTP server, and
that NNTP server has to recognize the machine this mailing list runs on as a machine capable of reading
and posting news.

    So the answer here is, yes you need one.  Unless you can ask your ISP to allow you to use their NNTP
server...or arrange something else.

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