Re: USENET Caching in Linux
From: Alan Connor (zzzzzz_at_xxx.invalid)
Date: Tue, 30 Aug 2005 04:16:12 GMT
On alt.os.linux, in <4313D218.email@example.com>, "Adam
> Alan Connor wrote:
> Thank you so much Alan. I find you all the time and you seem
> so helpful. USENET is becoming very useful to me. The only
> feature I really wish I had now was this:
> Usenet topic watch by news reader and also one that can send an
> email reply when a reply is found.
> Usenet keyword watch like for example "My System Crashed" email
> and reader popup.
> If I could find those two features, I would eliminate that
> posting a message that looking all over the place like crazy to
> find it again and to have to contanstly check over and over if
> I got a reply instead of being notified of a reply.
I don't know of any newsreader that does all of that, but I
could script it, though if I were you, I'd be satisfied with
each user just receiving the "You Have New Mail" alert.
It could run as a cron job, or be triggered by other events.
First things first: Set up your local, caching newsserver
and get the bugs out, then I'll write the script for you.
>From your other post:
> Oh and also I forgot to mention that when I used leafnode, I
> could never seem to know which in fact newsgroups it was trying
> to download.
It downloads the ones you TELL it to. What else?
> I only want newsgroups downloaded that a news reader subscribes
> to. Only thing is, I want the proxy to say ok someone
> subscribed so let me download the newsgroup for them. I
> only ever get a leafnode message saying only actively read
> Also is there a nice way of telling really old news posts from
> new ones? It seems like Thunderbird will just mix them up. 3
Get back to me when you have leafnode (or whatever) set up and
running well for everyone. Read the docs. Post questions about
leafnode to news.software.readers or news.software.nntp. I don't
THEN we can worry about the details and special features.