Re: News Group Server
From: Mike U. (nunya_at_business.com)
Date: Wed, 28 Jul 2004 21:56:10 GMT
Does anyone know the answer? I want to set up a newsgroup for a
software package that is widely used in our line of business so that
users can communicate with each other and ask advice and questions.
From all of the searching I have done, there is not one available
anywhere. I want them to be able to post and read using netscape or
outlook express or whatever other newsreader they want. This wouldn't
be something I would be feeding out to people.
Is this possible?
Mike U. wrote:
> What I want is a newsgroup like this one that we are in here. I see
> there are tons of ridiculous ones so it must not be that hard to set up
> a new one. Would my machine still need to be a nntp server for this or
> is that a different animal all together. Cause I know there are news
> feeds and then there are news groups that you can attach to.
> Allen Kistler wrote:
>> Mike U. wrote:
>>> Can I make a news group, like alt.os.whateveriwant and host it on my
>>> linux machine? If so, how do I become a part of say
>>> "news.sbcglobal.net" news group?
>> Assuming you can make your home machine be an nntp server without
>> difficulty, you'd have to convince the admins of other servers to get
>> a newsfeed from you. Unless you know a few personally, I suspect
>> you'll find that difficult.
>> If you just want to *get* a newsfeed from another server (so that your
>> nntp reader can always connect to it, e.g.), that's more possible, but
>> probably involves more data than you're willing to endure.