Re: News Group Server
From: m.marien (mm)
Date: Wed, 28 Jul 2004 20:10:20 -0600
"Mike U." <email@example.com> wrote in message
> 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?
A definite YES. There are lots of them out there. Point your newsreader to
news.esellerate.net or check here: http://support.borland.com/newsgroups/
I personally manage a newsgroup that uses the NNTP server that comes with
Win2000. The Windows NNTP a limited version that doesn't do feeds to other
servers. It can have any number of newsgroup topics and they can be
moderated. I think there is one that comes with the Linux distros - I
haven't looked that far.
If all you want is a NNTP server to serve a select group of people it
doesn't have to feed to other servers. I fairly sure the esellerate and
borland servers don't do feeds. Users can connect directly to your system.
You do need a static IP connection and an ISP that will allow you to run a
news server on your connection.
The users can use any news group reader, etc.
> 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.
> > Thanks,
> > Mike
> > 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.