- From: David Bolt <blacklist-me@xxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Tue, 27 Feb 2007 21:12:14 +0000
On Tue, 27 Feb 2007, houghi <houghi@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:-
David Bolt wrote:
But I would recommend to install leafnode as local news server in that
case. KNode is a offline news reader.
Knode isn't an off-line news reader, or the SUSE supplied version I have
isn't. It downloads a list of articles in a group and retrieves the
articles as they are clicked upon.
So having leafnode makes sence, as it will be much faster.
That all depends on how you read usenet. If you treat it almost like a
sort of instant messaging service, an on-line newsreader is the
better choice. If you use it like how it was originally used, or like
the older Fido system, an off-line newsreader is the better choice.
Using Leafnode is a bit of a compromise. The good side is that it will
make it faster to read the messages you want to, since they're going to
be stored locally. The bad side is that it will download all messages in
a group, including all those you don't read. It also isn't as quick as
an on-line newsreader. The complete fetch has to finish before you can
read the latest batch of articles, and you'll need to be calling
fetchnews quite often to get close to it acting like an on-line
Personally, I use Leafnode as well as an off-line newsreader. Leafnode
fetches from multiple servers, including one private server, posts
replies to the correct server, and generally makes it look as if I'm
only using the one news server. Simplifies configuration, has pretty
good filtering, and if I ever change newsreader, I won't have to go
through redoing all the account details again.
 Yes, I know. That's a stupid idea, but there's bound to be someone
that treats it like that.
 I have a cron-job calling fetchnews every 30 or 60 mins, depending
on the time of day. That means something I post could take upto an hour
after posting before it actually appears on a news server.
 By using "only_groups_pcre" in the config file, Leafnode can be
configured to only read, or post, to specific groups on a particular
server. Means I don't create loads of "no such group" errors in the news
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