[Mailman-Users] NNTP server for "local" newsgroups ?

Barry Warsaw barry at python.org
Wed Dec 23 02:15:40 CET 2009

On Dec 22, 2009, at 7:21 PM, John Fitzsimons wrote:

> One can run "a local NNTP server" now. That connects to Mailman. I
> assume that you are meaning that if Twisted were installed then
> Twisted, or will it be Mailman, would provide the server ? 

Twisted would provide the server.  The only reason I'm thinking Twisted is because it might be easier to configure permissions for and integrate with Mailman.  But there might be other options, e.g. along the lines of using dovecot for IMAP.

> Okay, but I am assuming that Gmane has port 119 open. Many sites that
> provide Mailman wouldn't have it open. How could that be overcome ?

Well, you'd have to open the appropriate port.  Gmane is a fine service, but it's run by a party you don't control.  The idea here is to run a server that you do control for sites that want to do that.


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