nntp fiddling

Ken Murchison ken at oceana.com
Sun Jan 4 21:04:32 EST 2004

Kevin P. Fleming wrote:

> Ken Murchison wrote:
>>> There is no overlap between the groups from the different servers, 
>>> and grouping them is easy with wildcard matching:
>>> cups.*
>>> microsoft.*
>>> infragistics.*
>>> everything else
>> OK, so you need the newspeer option to be a *list* of peers?  But you 
>> *don't* need fetchnews to track the newsgroups by host?
> Forgive my inability to answer that at this point, I haven't studied the 
> Cyrus NNTP support documentation yet. Here is what I like to do:
> (A) mirror about a dozen newsgroups from news.west.cox.net (my ISP, 
> Usenet groups)
> (B) mirror about a dozen newsgroups from news.microsoft.com (public NNTP 
> server)
> (C) mirror six newsgroups from news.easysw.com (public NNTP server)
> (D) mirror about ten newsgroups from news.infragistics.com (public NNTP 
> server)
> I read _and_ post to most of these groups. No single group comes from 
> more than one place, though, each group has only a single server that I 
> will use to get and post messages for that group.
> I don't know that if that answers your questions or not... but I suspect 
> this sort of arrangement will be a common usage of Cyrus' NNTP support 
> (for those places that don't arrange for feeds). In fact, if you want to 
> use any of these non-Usenet groups that corporations/etc. provide, 
> you'll never get a feed and have to use reader mode.

Yeah, I'll need to expand the newspeer option to accept a whitespace 
separated list of servers.  You'll have one entry for each server with 
the appropriate wildmat.

Kenneth Murchison     Oceana Matrix Ltd.
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